The Obsession is the latest of Nora Roberts stand alone novels and one that I enjoyed very much. It follows the standard Nora Roberts process of well developed characters who are both scared and courageous, facing something from their past that haunts their future. In this way, these books are like comfort food. You know exactly what you are getting and can slip into comfortable pjs, snuggle down in your favourite chair and slip away from reality for a few hours. Personally, I believe this is one of the biggest factors that keeps me coming back to Nora Roberts work. After a long, hard day, I can slip into her world and just relax.
Naomi is a character who I connected to and I enjoyed watching as she grew to trust the people around her. Personally, I would love to see a story where her younger brother Mason is the main character but as a fan of Nora’s I am well aware that she doesn’t revisit characters in her stand alone books.
The ‘bad guy’ in this book was easily spotted if you’ve read many of Nora Roberts books but still the read was pleasurable and continued to be pleasurable on subsequent reads.
The developing relationships that Naomi makes, both with the love interest Zander, and with the community at large makes this one of my favourite Nora books.