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Obsession [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Lampard
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Matthew Ryan’s world is shattered when his wife, Emily, suddenly announces that she is leaving him for another man, taking their daughter, Sarah, with her.

Several years later, Matthew decides to rebuild his life with the beautiful and accomplished Laura, and they embark on a romance made in heaven until it becomes evident that someone is planning to kill Laura, turning their idyllic relationship into a life of daily dread.

There are many suspects, and Matthew and Laura know that one moment of carelessness could prove fatal, maybe for both of them.

'Obsession' is an intense psychological thriller that twists and turns alarmingly as the menacing story unfolds, leading inevitably to its violent conclusion.

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About the Author

Nigel Lampard was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army when he retired from active service in 1999. Trained as an ammunition and explosives expert, he travelled all over the world and was appointed an Order of the British Empire for services to his country. As a second career, and with a post-graduate diploma in Organisational Psychology, he helped British Forces personnel transition to civilian life. Nigel has written thirteen novels.

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  • File Size: 632 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468092529
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Taylor Street Publishing (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MF3072
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,500 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad January 20, 2013
By Groange
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This psychological thriller revolves around Matthew Ryan, a man trying to rebuild his life several years after the sudden break-up of his marriage.

Now with a new partner, a series of strange events has Matthew questioning what is real in his life and what is not, what is true and what is a lie.

Although at first the pace seems a little slow, the tension gradually builds through various twists and turns and the author manages to keep you guessing even when you think you have worked out the answers to this mystery. For me, the most frustrating and annoying thing was that the lead character, Matthew, seemed to be so gullible and naive, especially in his line of work.

In the end, although most of the loose ends were tied up, the author has left perhaps the most important question of all unanswered, presumably for the sequel.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad it was free March 31, 2012
By Critik
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Started off with a bang and got me interested, then little by little (around the middle of the book) the story drifted off into descriptions of vagueness. Glad it was free.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable December 30, 2011
By SPL
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the second book I've read by this author and I have very much enjoyed both of them. Nigel's male leads to tend to be little too good to be true, and some of the dialogue felt a little forced, but any book which can keep me awake at 4am whilst waiting for my 2 year old to go back to sleep must be a pretty good read! I won't include any spoilers here but the gradual cranking up of tension and the eventual climax felt well paced, and unlike other similar books in the genre the conclusion was well timed and enough questions were left unanswered to leave the reader wanting more. I'll certainly be looking for more books from this author
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read. April 18, 2013
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I did enjoy reading this book. My only grumble was that I wish the ending had a bit more of his next meeting with Emily and Sarah. I would have loved to have seen them work on getting back together. I know, ever the romantic! LOL! I have no problems in recommending this book. :)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The kind of thriller that Alfred Hitchcock would like December 31, 2011
Format:Paperback
"Obsession", by British writer Nigel Lampard, is an intense psychological thriller that would make an absolutely chilling movie. One day happily married Matthew Ryan returns from a business trip to the brain-numbing news that his wife, Emily, doesn't. love him any more, wants a divorce, is pregnant, the baby isn't his (she's been seeing someone else), and she wants him to leave. Stunned, he does. Some time later, still bewildered, he hires ex-cop, lawyer and private investigator Laura to see how Emily and her daughter are doing, because he still loves her and wants to know if she is alright and if there's the sign of a man living there. There isn't, Laura reports, Emily and her daughter are doing fine, and Emily hates him. How does Laura know? "I'm a good investigator." Soon after, she becomes Matthew's lover and moves in with him. And then the fun begins.

Someone begins sending her threatening letters, she's hit by a car in a neighboring town and ends in the hospital with serious injuries, she is terrified, there is an inconclusive police investigation, yet ... there is something about her that isn't quite right but Matthew, against his better judgment ignores. She is so seductive and ... what is it? There's something that just doesn't quite add up. Think of all the chilling psychotic, psychopathic characters in novels and movies you've read and seen, and there you have Laura. If I were Michael Ryan, I'd sell my house, change my name, and disappear. People like Laura give me the chills. There's also a cop named Wendy that I'd be careful of, too.

Nigel Lampard is one fine writer, and Obsession is a book that you won't be able to put down until the very end. Nor will you be able to forget Laura. Nor will you want to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story October 23, 2013
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Easy read. Well put together. I would recommend it to anyone. Good story telling. Kept my attention. Looking forward to other books by this author
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book August 26, 2013
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I choose 4 stars because the book kept you guessing all the way through. Just when you thought you had it figured out, it lead you somewhere else.
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3.0 out of 5 stars BLAH..... May 7, 2013
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It was actually pretty good in the beginning then it became way to predictable ....hopefully it won't be as predicable for other readers
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Long
It only started keeping my interest 3/4 of the way through the book, then it got interesting. I was disappointed.
Published 15 months ago by Sue Sylvester
4.0 out of 5 stars Lampard continues to deliver
A gripping story about a man who gradually has the basis for his world whittled away. Like all of Nigel Lampard's leading characters so far, Mike Ryan is a normal man who has to... Read more
Published 15 months ago by DSW
3.0 out of 5 stars Something is just not right
I was upset to have the main character leave behind a child that thought of him as her father. The author leads you into a new romance that has a huge twist in the end. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Diana L. Vines
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I really enjoyed this book. Kept me turning the pages and just wanted to keep going! Good story line, enjoyed.
Published 19 months ago by Lizelle Coetzee
4.0 out of 5 stars great read.....
From the moment I picked this to read I was hooked, roller coaster ride, twists and turns all the way.
Published 20 months ago by bella
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery and mayhem
Matthew Ryan thinks he has finally found contentment after his messy divorce, however a series of events sets him on a course of discovery which makes him question everyone in his... Read more
Published 22 months ago by CharmT
4.0 out of 5 stars A little contrived, but still a good read
Good story and well-written. Some of the scenarios were stretched out a bit and the characters a little doubtful, but all in all a decent read, especially for 99cents.
Published on June 23, 2012 by Bun
4.0 out of 5 stars obsessive
The book was recommended to me by a friend and I read it from cover to cover. From the outset the story involved me in having to think through the family circumstances as they... Read more
Published on April 14, 2012 by monika
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More About the Author

Nigel Lampard was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army when he retired from active service in 1999. Trained as an ammunition and explosives expert, he travelled all over the world and was appointed an Order of the British Empire for services to his country. As a second career, and with a post-graduate diploma in Organisational Psychology, he helped British Forces personnel transition to civilian life. During a tour in Berlin in the early 1980s he fell in love with the city, its people and its isolation. When he left the city in late 1983 he needed to continue the affair and the only way he could do this was to write about it, so he began writing his first novel. He then fell in love with writing and to date Nigel has written a further thirteen novels. The novels available on Amazon so far have not been published in the order in which they were written.


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