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Deadly Obsession [Kindle Edition]

Patricia A. Rasey
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A killer is loose who has a taste for human blood. Cole presses harder into the investigation, but the body count climbs. He has personal reasons for detesting the press, so sparks fly when Laurie hounds him for a story. Fate forces them to join forces, neither one anticipating the attraction that ensues. But just as Cole thinks he is close to finding all the answers, both personal and professional, Laurie disappears.

Review: Deadly Obsession is a taut, gripping, fast-paced story of murder and madness. The tension mounts page after page, until the chilling and terrifying conclusion. The plot flows seamlessly and leaves the reader guessing as to who, and what the killer is until the very end. The characters are well defined and realistic, from the bitter, angry homicide detective to the chilling portrayal of a soul lost to madness. The dialogue is crisp, and direct, moving the story forward smoothly. While this is a suspense novel, there is also the underlying romance between Laurie and Cole, which is done so well, it blends into the main story flawlessly. Deadly Obsession is an intense story best read with all the lights on. I highly recommend this well-written novel to those who enjoy a murder mystery with enough suspense to keep them on the edge of their seat.

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  • Print Length: 200 pages
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  • Language: English
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I Don't Get It June 21, 2012
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I don't understand all the 5 star reviews. I really wanted to like this book - I kept trying and trying until finally finished, but all it left me with was a feeling of 'thank heavens that's over'. The plot starts out with promise but somewhere along the long becomes almost left by the wayside - like it's getting in the way of the burgeoning relationship of Detective Cole Kincaid and Reporter Laurie. Which would be great if either of those characters were remotely interesting or likable. They're not. We never really know much about them to learn to like them. Even Cole's past is heaped on us in an apparent effort to give him some 'character' but it doesn't work for me. Just seems forced. For me, no character in this book was overly interesting or likable. The book wasn't the worst I've ever read but unless you're stuck with nothing left to read, I wouldn't recomment it. Sad because I really like to support my home state authors.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I think I read a different book. June 19, 2012
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I tried to like this book, I really did!I was almost embarrassed to even write a review after all the great ones. Maybe it was me but I thought the writing was disjointed and all over the place. In the beginning of this book right after the second murder, she wrote that they could not tell if there were bite marks around the wound due to the condition of the body; about 19% into the book, the author wrote that the only thing they had for evidence or found similar was the bite marks around the neck of the 2 victims? I thought that she also stated or implied certain things over and over. One example is how beautiful and sexy both the main characters were... how sexy he found her. Some chapters weren't too bad and I would think, maybe this will get better, then the next chapter would be awful. Almost like the book was written by two different people. I skipped chapters because I didn't really care about the characters or what happened. I gave this book three stars because I felt bad about disliking it. This is just my opinion.
Just an FYI, I am now reading a fantastic classic: "A Kiss Before Dying" by Ira Levin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry to say October 18, 2012
By Kelly
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Wow - I read this book based upon the rave reviews it was given. I did read the whole book but it was difficult. The characters were hard to like and the dialog seemed forced. It seems that the same lines were used over and over. Cole's boss for instance continually refered to the murder as a "piece of crap." Who says that? Or during dialog I can't begin to tell you how many sentences start with the word "Hell." The story line was hard to believe and had many inconsistancies. Sorry but for me this book didn't work.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps your attention for hours! May 15, 2012
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This was one of those great surprises in life. I had not read this author before, but I will certainly be looking for more from her. I found myself taking my Kindle to work just to sneak in a few more pages! A great mix of romance and suspense. Throw in a vampiric serial killer, tragic side-kick, two strong, independent leads with solid supporting cast, and you've got a story that will keep you trying to solve the mystery even in your sleep. Definitely a book to get you through a rainy weekend. Or, even a sunny one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cliche and sexist September 8, 2013
By SLA
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The characters in this story fall into stereotyped rolls with predictable actions. The male characters (including the romantic lead) are completely sexist. The female lead, an educated and independent woman, is portrayed as highly emotional and judgmental. At times the dialog is offensive. The author seems to have little respect for the female gender.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Obession March 1, 2012
By colors
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This book was action packed and suspenseful.
It was well worth reading. I have read a couple of Patricia Rasey
books and always look to see if she has written any others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful Thriller July 26, 2014
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DEADLY OBSESSION by Pat Rasey is a taut, suspenseful story that will leave you totally satisfied, yet wanting more.

Cole Kincaid is investigating a series of bizarre murders when he meets Laurie, a novice reporter assigned to the case. The sparks fly between them at first sight; yet Cole has a dark secret in his past that prevents him from launching into a romance with Laurie. As the killer's taste for blood grows, Cole and Laurie fight their growing attraction while trying to get one step ahead of the killer.

Well written and absorbing, Rasey shows she has full command of the story's various threads. Every time you think the suspense can't continue to grow, she ratchets it up another step. If you're looking for a book that will keep you up all night, check out DEADLY OBSESSION.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great June 21, 2014
By Mary
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well written and very good plot, it was a very interesting read held my interest during the whole time i was reading the book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Thriller
I've read some of the other reviews that were less than flattering, and I have to totally disagree! I thought this was great page turner and a fantastic thriller. Read more
Published 12 months ago by drasmussen
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly good read
Started off a little slow, but fairly good read in the end. Ending could have been more suspenseful, seemed a bit rushed.
Published 13 months ago by Sandra Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling!
This was a very good suspense novel. It kept me guessing as to who the "unsub" was. I enjoyed it!
Published 21 months ago by Rhonda Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Obsession by Patricia A Rasey
Deadly Obsession by Patricia A Rasey:Really enjoyed the story, read well into the night and awaiting eagerly for the next one.
Published 21 months ago by Patricia Nelson
4.0 out of 5 stars Obsession
This is my first time reading one of Patricia Ramsey's novels but it won't be the last. I really enjoyed the way the story flows and keeps you guessing through most of the book. Read more
Published 22 months ago by cherrypie
4.0 out of 5 stars A spellbound novel.
A gripping story with all the whodoneit features that kept you guessing certainly will be reading more of this writers works.
Published 23 months ago by babs
3.0 out of 5 stars In the process of reading on my Kindle.
Trying to mix romance with mystery and not doing a very good job. Having a hard time holding my interest.
Published 23 months ago by Gloria
5.0 out of 5 stars Got my Attention
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel, it kept my interest throughout the book. I would recommend reading this book and others of Patricia A. Rasey. Read more
Published 23 months ago by game nut
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
I enjoyed this book. It was a quick read, however I wasn't as compelled to get the next book as I thought I'd be. Good book, it just didn't jump at me like some others have.
Published on October 21, 2012 by S. Jahnke
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More About the Author

A daydreamer at heart, suspense author, Patricia A. Rasey, resides in her native town in Northwest Ohio with her husband, Mark and her lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Todd. She has two adult sons she is extremely proud of and are actively making their own paths in life. At the age of twenty-nine, her boys both tucked away in school all day, she decided to put her creative writing studies to use. A graduate of Long Ridge Writer's School, Patricia has seen publication of some her short stories in magazines as well as several of her novels.

Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE finalist and was a 2001 nominee for Romantic Times Magazine's Best Electronic Book. Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature, in the Best Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or MMA. She is currently a third degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

Ms. Rasey's work includes the novels...

-- Deadly Obsession (currently not available).
-- Kiss of Deceit.
-- Facade.
-- The Hour Before Dawn, sequel to the best-selling Deadly Obsession (currently not available).
-- Eyes Of Betrayal, sequel to the best-selling Kiss Of Deceit.
-- Love You to Pieces (not yet published).
-- Lawfully Yours, her first historical romance.
-- Eternally Yours, sequel to Lawfully yours.
-- Dark Savior.


...As well as the novellas and award winning short story...

-- Fear the Dark
-- Sanitarium
-- In the Mind of Darkness

You can write to Patricia at:
Patricia A. Rasey
P.O. Box 385
Napoleon, OH. 43545

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