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The Obsession

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Written By: Nora Roberts

Narrated By: Shannon McManus

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: April 2016

Duration: 14 hours 22 minutes


"She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her."

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can't outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up-especially the determined Xander Keaton.

Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she's always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she's learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.


  • Jill W

    Heroine is very easy to like. Great narration. Very original plot.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Melissa M.

    I just stumbled onto this author coming from Sandra Brown novels and this book was absolutely incredible. It was like watching a movie in my imagination. Amazing writing and a great story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Lyndsey C

    My favorite Nora Roberts book so far. I didn't want it to end. This is the perfect audiobook for all types of readers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Melissa Moore

    Love the story! Hate the book has so much cursing!!! That's the only negative thing about it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Willy Knight

    Really great book I like how it went from a murder to romance and looks like at the end more murder I am a trucker and so far have really enjoyed this book I don't read books but I enjoy listening to books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Lydia L.

    Absolutely loved this book! I was hooked from the start. Not a huge fan of the narrator in some instances but she did a good job overall.

  • Leticia T.

    Two thumbs up!!

  • Mary W.

    As an avid audiobook listener on my daily commute I can say hands down this was one of the best! I’m just so sorry it’s finished !!

  • Anonymous

    Eh.....I usually really enjoy Nora Roberts. However, The Obsession was JUST ok. Throughout the book, I found myself getting bored and thinking about other things. Like other reviews mentioned, there was a bunch of unnecessary overly descriptive chapters. If you’re new to NR - start with Shelter in Place. A much better read.

  • DA P.

    Fantastic read. Loved the characters, the story, and most of all Tag, a special dog!


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