In the Dragon’s Eye: The Obsession

March 2, 2016 In the Dragon's Eye 4



In the Dragon’s Eye is where I share the books I’ve got my acquisitive eye on: the ones I’m really excited about and hope to read and perhaps add to the hoard.  I also link to “Waiting On” Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineCover links take you to Goodreads; all blurbs are also from Goodreads.

The Obsession (Nora Roberts)

Hardcover: Berkley, Apr. 12, 2016

The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar.

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.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the 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 as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Why I want to read it:

1. Roberts is one of my favorite romantic-suspense authors. Her books are riveting.
2. The advance reviews I’ve seen are uniformly good.
3. I have to admit, though, that I’m nervous this one might be a little too dark for me.


I’m on the hold list for this book at the library. Unfortunately, I’m number 53 or thereabouts, so I’ll have a bit of a wait once it comes out.


4 Responses to “In the Dragon’s Eye: The Obsession”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      It does, though I’m a little nervous about it. Her romantic suspense books are hit-or-miss for me, not because they’re not good (they always are) but because I’m occasionally uncomfortable with the subject matter. That tends to depend on my anxiety levels at the time of reading, as well as the nature of the violence/crime/villain.

  1. Lark

    It does seem like it could be a little dark, but also very good. I haven’t read a Nora Roberts book in awhile; maybe this is the one I should try next. Unless you have a favorite??
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I really liked Whiskey Beach and The Liar, both of which are straightforward romantic suspense. But my favorites of hers are probably the three Cousins O’Dwyer books, which are fantasy-romance: they’re set in Ireland but involve magic, witches, a timeless evil sorcerer/demon, and a certain amount of timeslip.