While on a fishing vacation, Paul Matthews is killed in a horrible accident. Left to settled the affairs of her father's detective agency, Toni Matthews receives a phone call from a client of her father's who is looking for her fifteen-year-old granddaughter. Toni soon discovers that her father's fatal fishing trip and the woman's case are related, and she begins an investigation of her own. Obsessed not only with finding the truth but also proving herself, Toni becomes involved with a young police detective named Abe, who is hiding a dark secret in his own past. This heart-pounding mystery will take you on an emotional escapade as you join Toni and Abe in searching for answers and redemption.
Published in 2001
I became obsessed with this book! Sat down and started reading and barely moved until I'd finished. Wiled away an entire day because there was just something about this story and these characters that consumed me. (Well, that and the fact that I was avoiding a nasty housekeeping chore. lol)
Writing styles have changed over the last decade and a half and that made Obsession an interesting read as well. Put me in mind of classic storytellers like Mary Stewart and Phyllis A. Whitney. It doesn't have the Gothic aspect, mind you, just the ambiance and the way the words are arranged on the page are the same. And classic elements like a heroine torn between two men, a mystery that begins with no more than a hunch but develops into something much more sinister as events play out. A very smooth, engaging read.
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