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The Obsession

Unabridged Audiobook

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.

  • Ruth E

    Interesting read a bit trite and uninspired but generally San okread

  • Amy C

    The two main characters are perfect, absolutely perfect...,that's the problem. They aren't believable. Additionally, Nora Roberts prattles on too long about mundane things like renovations to a house. It doesn't help to create the imagery and impedes the flow of the story. I would not recommend this.

  • 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.

  • Frances S

    What an experience.! I became addicted and loved how the author kept me in suspense. It was one of her best books. Keep them coming !

  • Kristin W

    Great story.

  • joan f

    Loved this book. When I had to pause the book, I looked forward to each time I could start listening again.

  • Susan M

    This is the first Nora Roberts I have 'read' and really enjoyed it, storyline was great and has that twist at the end. My sister is a huge fan and now I know why

  • KIMBERLY Champion

    I really enjoyed this book. The beginning definitely grabs you. I see several reviewers mentioned the middle was slow. I can see that point but I personally appreciated it. I loved getting to know the main character and see her relationships develop. I found all the details interesting and made me feel vested in her story. The end I thought was predictable and wrapped up a little too quickly but overall I liked it a lot. I thought the narrator did a great job.

  • Lynn Shulman

    Loved this book. The story hit all of my high points, mystery, family, romance etc. I would recommend it.