The Obsession


Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110198760X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. "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.

Obsession


Author: Amanda Robson
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780008220051
Category:
Page: 464
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Two couples. A doctor's surgery. A deadly obsession. Who's telling the truth? 'Who else would you go for, if you could? Give me a name, someone you quite like.'He shrugs his shoulders. A jawline held tight.'I quite like Jenni. What about you?'I don't reply.Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other.All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons.

Obsession

A History
Author: Lennard J. Davis
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226137791
Category: Psychology
Page: 296
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We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.

Obsession

How Evil Spirits Influence Mortals
Author: William B. Faraday
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787303204
Category:
Page: 23
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Late electrician & chemist of the Royal Institution, England. Obsession is the irregular of perverted action of the natural law, existing between spiritual and physical life.

Obsession


Author: Debra Carroll
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459286197
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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Do You Have a Secret Fantasy? Celebrity author and recluse Emma Jordan does. She's collaborating on a screenplay of her bestselling erotic thriller with talented, sexy-as-sin Sam Cooper. The last thing in the world Emma wants is any kind of involvement. But working together in her isolated house creates a backdrop of sexual tension that would rival any of the silver screen's scorching love stories. Sam wants Emma. He burns for her, desires to break past her barriers to find out what had hurt her so badly. Emma wants to keep her fantasies just that. Fantasies. But Sam is a hard man to resist….

Obsession


Author: Tori Carrington
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426850948
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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The French Quarter: where seduction is a game... The Game: Obsession The Players: Josie Villefranche, notorious hotel owner; Drew Morrison, business shark Object of the Game: Have a Cajun-hot love affair, without getting burned Bordello-turned-hotel-owner Josie has a hands-off rule when it comes to men. Too many have wanted her only for her talents in bed. But when too-sexy-to-resist Drew checks in, she decides to make an exception: use him, then lose him--no regrets. Ruthless businessman Drew has a hidden agenda: to buy the cash-strapped hotel. But he's been bedding its bewitching proprietor instead. When a murder puts Josie in both financial and legal trouble, Drew must make a choice: grab the hotel and run--or sacrifice everything for another night in her bed....

Obsession


Author: Kathi Mills-Macias
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433671034
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Toni Matthews is a twenty-six-year-old with a firm grasp on her life and destiny—that is until she receives a phone call. While on a fishing trip vacation, her father, Paul Matthews, was killed in a horrible accident. Then, while settling the affairs of her father's detective agency, she receives a mysterious phone call from April Lippincott, a client of her father's who was looking for her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Julie Greene. Toni soon discovers that her father's fatal fishing trip and the Julie Greene case were related, and she begins an investigation of her own.

Obsession

An Alex Delaware Novel
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345500144
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims. With scores of millions of books in print, translation into two dozen languages, and one of the most popular heroes in contemporary fiction to his name, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman is the unequivocal “master of the psychological thriller” (People). In Obsession, Kellerman delivers a tour de force–poignant, dark, and chilling–that illuminates a shadowy world where impulse rules. Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, she still seems older than her years– but her problems go beyond hyper-maturity. Patty Bigelow, Tanya’s aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delaware’s help. The doctor recalls Patty as a selfless E.R. nurse struggling to raise a child on her own–a woman seemingly incapable of the “terrible thing” she has admitted. But for Tanya’s peace of mind, Delaware agrees to investigate, and he enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis in the search for the phantom victim of a crime that may never have occurred. Armed with only the vaguest details, psychologist and cop follow a trail twisting from L.A.’s sleaziest low-rent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanya’s nomadic and increasingly puzzling life to the doorsteps of a sullen heroin addict; a randy real-estate broker; and a brilliant, enigmatic physics student. Suddenly a very real murder tears open a terrifying tunnel into the past, where secrets–and bodies–are buried. As the tension mounts, Delaware and Sturgis uncover a tangled history of desperation, vengeance, and death–a legacy of evil that refuses to die. Dramatic, action-packed, and filled with the psychological detail that only Jonathan Kellerman can provide, Obsession is a whodunit, a whydunit– and something unique: a did-it-even-happen? This is Kellerman at his heart-racing best.

Obsession


Author: Karen Robards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451222732
Category: Fiction
Page: 390
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Recovering from a murder attempt with an uncanny conviction that everything in her life is profoundly wrong, National Security Agency assistant Katharine Lawrence is drawn into a dangerous investigation by CIA agent Nick Huston, through whom she learns about her true identity and her exploitation as an agency decoy. Reprint.

Obsession


Author: Katherine Sutcliffe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743417755
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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USA Today bestselling author Katherine Sutcliffe sweeps fans away to the passionate affair she began in Devotion, as one man's search for his lost love leads him to the heights of OBSESSION. Trey Hawthorne, the Duke of Salterdon, once had a reputation that would humble the Marquis de Sade. Then he found his heart's desire in gentle, innocent Maria Ashton, whose healing touch ignited a forbidden passion between the noble duke and the lowborn vicar's daughter. Defying his family, Hawthorne intended to wed Maria -- but she mysteriously vanished before he could take her as his bride. After tirelessly searching for her for months, Trey gave up hope and reverted to his former wicked ways. Now, chance has led Trey to his beloved at last -- but the devastating truth behind her disappearance might prove more than he can bear. As he fights to rescue his beautiful Maria from a life of torment, Trey wonders if in saving her, he will also finally save himself -- or if the fight will cost him everything....

Obsession


Author: Carol Ericson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373696167
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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MOST LIKELY TO BE MURDERED... Michelle Girard never expected three of her former classmates to wind up dead just before their high school reunion. But thanks to the sharp eye of her former crush, FBI Agent Colin Roarke, the scattered rose petals found at the scenes prove the "Reunion Killer" has struck again. Colin, an uneasy war hero, feels a need to protect Michelle, especially when she becomes the killer's latest obsession. Staying one step ahead has always been Colin's specialty, but as his frustration intensifies, so do the very real complications of long-buried feelings. Then Michelle is kidnapped, and clues lead Colin to the foreboding Columbella House, an abandoned Victorian mansion where shrouds of fog conceal dark secrets-and dangerous, hidden desires.

Obsession


Author: Treasure Hernandez
Publisher: Urban Books
ISBN: 1622860217
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Tiffany is trapped in a life she never wanted for herself. The man she fell in love with turned out to be a lazy, good-for-nothing womanizer. Night after night Tiffany comes home to Blake's physical, mental, and verbal abuse. She's tried leaving in the past, but somehow he always finds her. Each time, she comes back and convinces herself things will get better. Then one day Blake beats her for the last time. Tiffany decides death is the only way out—and she's not the one being buried. Her life takes a drastic turn as she attempts to live the life she's always wanted. Lucky and Quick are childhood friends trying to make a name for themselves. They have been working corners, proving their loyalty to the streets and waiting for their big break. When they finally get the chance to prove themselves, they quickly climb up the ladder and find themselves working for the top dogs. Everything happens so fast that they end up on opposite sides of the fence and become enemies. Quick and Tiffany meet under unfortunate circumstances, but they instantly connect and fall in love. Tiffany is pulled into Quick's street world full of lies and revenge. Lucky and Quick are constantly going against each other, and the friendship seems to be lost forever. When the opportunity comes along for both of them to be on the top spot, will they be able to rekindle the friendship?

The Obsession


Author: Jacquelynn Luben
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 161187145X
Category: Fiction
Page: 7
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A young man enters a luxury flat from the window - with one objective - to steal what he can from the unknown occupant. But Andrew is not a conventional small-time criminal, and as he prepares to leave, he sees something that makes him pause; he is drawn to a beautiful piano. Andrew cannot resist sitting down to play the instrument, and another life - the one he has abandoned - comes back to him. A short story from our Nibs literary line.

Obsession


Author: Susan Lewis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409008207
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
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Corrie Browne is an ordinary girl with extraordinary ambitions. Determined to find the father she has never known, her search takes her from the quiet Suffolk village where she lives, to a new life in London, a fastpace television career - and to three people who come to dominate her life. Luke, charismatic, blond and charming, is the only one to make Corrie feel welcome at TW TV and the only one to recognise her talent. Cristoff, an internationally famous film director, is the man who teaches her everything he knows about sex and passion. And Annelise is her boss and friend - a woman about whom Corrie knows a secret that must never be revealed. Three colleagues - all of whom are to play an important role in Corrie's search for love and success. One of whom intends Corrie's ultimate destruction.

Obsession

The Faces of Evil Series:
Author: Debra Webb
Publisher: Forever Yours
ISBN: 1455527661
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The Faces of Evil Series: Book 1 She thought she'd left the murders-and his obsession-behind . . . Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror. Four young women have gone missing, and Police Chief Dan Burnett will do anything to find them before it's too late-even if it means asking for help from the woman who has spent a decade avoiding him. Jess agrees to lend a hand and welcomes the diversion of a new case, a new life to save to make up for the victims she's lost. But then the unthinkable happens: the crazed serial killer from her past follows Jess to Birmingham. The situation is becoming increasingly desperate-and time is swiftly running out . . . "Compelling main characters and chilling villains elevate Debra Webb's Faces of Evil series into the realm of high-intensity thrillers that readers won't be able to resist." -- New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons "Just when you think Debra Webb can't get any better, she does. OBSESSION is her best work yet. This gritty, edge of your seat, white knuckle thriller is peopled with tough, credible characters and a brilliant plot that will keep you guessing until the very end. Move over Jack Reacher - Jess Harris is comin' to town." -- Cindy Gerard, New York Times best-selling author, award winning author of the Black Ops, Inc. series "Debra Webb's name says it all..." -- Karen Rose

Obsession

The Bizarre Relationship Between a Prominent Harvard Psychiatrist and Her Suicid Al Patient
Author: Gary S. Chafetz,Morris E. Chafetz
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 365
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Tells the story of a medical student's suicide and the malpractice suit against his psychiatrist

Obsessed

America's Food Addiction--and My Own
Author: Mika Brzezinski
Publisher: Weinstein Publishing
ISBN: 1602861765
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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The New York Times best-selling author and cohost of MSNBC's Morning Joe describes her own struggles with food and body image and offers insights from notable people in all fields to discuss their successes with food and diet.

Obsession


Author: Mary Kay McComas
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453286152
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
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Guarded secrets and a lifetime of lies haunt what might be Esther Brite’s only chance for a future with the rugged Dr. Jacobey Esther Brite overcame her tough, mining-town roots, seizing stardom with her talent for songwriting—but she harbors a dark past. After a car crash claims her husband and baby boy, Esther returns to her hometown, only to fall ill with pneumonia. She is at the mercy of the town’s new doctor, the brusque, handsome Daniel Jacobey. But as she recovers, she learns that during her years away from Bellewood, Dr. Jacobey purchased her childhood home and found her diary. With that window into her intimate thoughts and fears, Dr. Jacobey becomes infatuated with a woman he believes he knows completely. But the residents of small-town Bellewood clearly mistrust Esther. And there’s something Dr. Jacobey doesn’t yet know about her tortured history. What will happen when he learns the truth? This ebook features an extended biography of Mary Kay McComas.

Obsession


Author: Gwynne Forster
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781583140925
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Tired of her career as a stockbroker, Selena Sutton moves to Texas and meets Prince Cooper, a pampered womanizer, and his brother Magnus, who shows her a passion and gentleness she has never known, but Prince is used to getting his way and will stop at nothing to destroy Magnus' and Selena's newfound love