Naomi is eleven. She’s the one that finds the barn door in the woods near her house. She’s the one who open said door and finds a crying woman who’s chained to the wall. She’s the one that frees the woman and helps her get to the police where they discover Naomi’s father is a serial killer. How can a girl ever get past her father’s horrible sins?
Boom. My God. This story starts dark and gritty and pulled me right in. From the beginning I love Naomi. Her bravery is just stunning and heartfelt and heartbreaking. There is so much feels in this book! The story shows how she and her brother and her gay uncle is trying to deal with everything. Her mother’s lost her mind and is constantly in a state of depression. As the years pass Naomi finds herself closed off when people find out who she is. Then she falls in love with this big, rundown house near the water. She buys it and quickly catches the eye of the local mechanic (and serious hottie) Xander. Her past keeps her open for a good time but never does she do relationships but Xander makes her want to break that rule. Just when she’s starting to open up, he finds out who her fathers is. Then woman start showing up in the woods near her house. They are killed in the same way her father murdered but he’s in prison, so who’s targeting her now. Wow! The mystery is spot on. I did figure out who it is about three quarters of the way through but I wouldn’t have bet any money on that person being the killer. I just wasn’t positive which makes the suspense that much more intense. I do wish the romance had more heat to it though. Xander and Naomi are sweet together but they needed that punch of heat to really make the romance work. Still, the story itself has blown me away. I think this may be my favorite Nora Roberts book.
If you like romantic suspense than you have to read this dark, intense Obsession.