The Obsession by Nora Roberts

By Nora Roberts

The riveting new novel from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Liar.

"She stood within the deep, darkish woods, breath shallow and chilly prickling over her dermis regardless of the new, heavy air. She took a step again, then , because the urge to run fell over her."

Naomi Bowes misplaced her innocence the evening she her father into the woods. In releasing the lady trapped within the root cellar, Naomi published the terrible quantity of her father's crimes and made him notorious. irrespective of how shut she will get to happiness, she can't outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.

Now a winning photographer dwelling below the identify Naomi Carson, she has came across a spot that calls to her, a rambling previous residence short of fix, millions of miles clear of every little thing she's ever identified. Naomi desires to include the solitude, however the kindly citizens of dawn Cove hold forcing her to open up—especially the decided Xander Keaton.

Naomi can consider her defenses failing, and understands that the relationship her new lifestyles deals is whatever she's constantly secretly craved. however the sins of her father can turn into an obsession, and, as she's discovered repeatedly, her earlier isn't greater than a nightmare away.

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By Nora Roberts

The riveting new novel from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Liar.

"She stood within the deep, darkish woods, breath shallow and chilly prickling over her dermis regardless of the new, heavy air. She took a step again, then , because the urge to run fell over her."

Naomi Bowes misplaced her innocence the evening she her father into the woods. In releasing the lady trapped within the root cellar, Naomi published the terrible quantity of her father's crimes and made him notorious. irrespective of how shut she will get to happiness, she can't outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.

Now a winning photographer dwelling below the identify Naomi Carson, she has came across a spot that calls to her, a rambling previous residence short of fix, millions of miles clear of every little thing she's ever identified. Naomi desires to include the solitude, however the kindly citizens of dawn Cove hold forcing her to open up—especially the decided Xander Keaton.

Naomi can consider her defenses failing, and understands that the relationship her new lifestyles deals is whatever she's constantly secretly craved. however the sins of her father can turn into an obsession, and, as she's discovered repeatedly, her earlier isn't greater than a nightmare away.

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De Sade turned. One of the smart suits stood there, the guy. “And you’d want to know because, why? ” The man smiled and produced his badge. “FBI Special Agent Davies, New York Field Office. ” De Sade knew he was on shaky ground if it came to a jurisdictional fight, serial killings often became the province of the FBI. Davies understood the situation too. ” That was encouraging, de Sade thought. So what did they really want? The second victim, Emily Johannsen had pointed them in the direction of a Russian connection.

Agent Ward mentioned it earlier. You’re suggesting that he signs his own signature to the murders, that’s quite a jump. Kind of like holding up his hand and saying ‘look, everybody, this is my handiwork’. It’s too pat, too easy. ” “Wait until you meet him, he’s an arrogant son of a bitch. He thinks he’s cleverer than all of us, he can do whatever he wants. Look at Dennis Rader, another arrogant SOB, he was undone by his arrogance. ” De Sade remembered the case. Rader couldn’t stand someone else taking his credit.

It also worked away some of the tension of the day. De Sade finished off with a hard twenty minutes on the treadmill and rinsed off the last of the day’s woes in an ice-cold shower. Then he settled in his armchair with a book and another Schneider Kristall beer. It was a book about chess, or rather about a chess player. It was time to beat Samuel Aaronssen at his own game, maybe Fischer had some tips for him. The book was entitled ‘Endgame, Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall’. Supposedly it unlocked the mind of the chess wizard, what made the eccentric genius tick and more importantly, what his winning secrets were.

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