Friday, 19 February 2016

Book Review - Deadly Obsession by Nigel May

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Title: Deadly Obsession
Author: Nigel May
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 19th February 2016
Rating: 4.5 Stars

What would you do if you saw your husband killed right in front of you…identified his body…had him cremated…then six months later received a letter written by him two days ago?

Amy Barrowman grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. So when she falls in love with millionaire Riley Hart and he asks her to marry him she can’t believe her luck. She has found true love and her happy ever after. 

Riley Hart is a Millionaire Man about Town. Men want to be him and women want to bed him. But to achieve Riley’s status, you have to tread on a lot of toes and make a lot of enemies. 

When Riley is gunned down at the nightclub they own, Amy is determined to avenge his death. She receives a mysterious letter detailing a list of suspects including Riley’s sworn enemy, actor Grant Wilson. But with an obsessive passion brewing between her and Grant and a dangerous assassin trailing her every move it would seem Amy has opened a deadly and tempting Pandora’s Box. In settling the score for her husband has Amy put herself into terrible danger? 

The king of the bonkbuster is back with this new enthralling book. If you like your books full of sex, deceit, suspense, surprises and hidden revelations than Deadly Obsession is definitely the book for you. 

Deadly Obsession hooked me from the first few pages. Amy had seen her husband killed, she cremated him, and six months later she receives a letter from him, dated just two days previous. Obviously she is shocked and has many questions, especially as the letter asks Amy to gain answers and to make sense of that dreadful night. 

What follows is a high paced book as Amy discovers that nothing about her life, and her marriage was as it seems, and that Riley was involved in all sorts of dishonourable things. It is up to Amy to start questioning everything that she has ever held dear to her, to finally get some answers. 

I'm not going into details about the majority of the story, as I wouldn't want to spoil any of the shocks, nor can I perhaps explain things without perhaps giving a clue to the final outcome. What I can say is I was as shocked as Amy was at each turn, and there is a huge cast, of characters, mainly not so nice, to try to get to know and to unravel the secrets of. 

I would say is don't trust your gut feeling about anyone and enjoy the journey, and trying to guess the ultimate outcome. I didn't have a clue and the last quarter of the book was unputdownable. 

Throughout the story as Amy is trying to find out the truth, we get flashbacks to her and Riley's marriage, and her friendship with Laura. We also get to know some of the other key characters pretty well, and a whole variety of backstory is explained, as well as few fantastic sub plots going on. 

Deadly Obsession is a fantastic story, that will have you gasping in disbelief at what Riley is really like. I loved seeing how Amy grows as a person during the novel, from someone who is relatively gullible, to someone who will stand up for herself, complete with added backbone. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

Happy Publication Day to Nigel May. Deadly Obsession is out today.

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