Review of: Obsession by Patricia Bradley
Yowee!! For those of you who enjoy a nonstop, action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller combined with clean yet sizzling romance, do I have the book for you! This is the first title I've read by this author and I will certainly be picking up more. Obsession is actually the second in Bradley's Natchez Trace Park Rangers series, but each book can be read as a stand-alone. I didn't feel that I was losing any backstory as each novel features different main characters and a unique mystery. From the very first paragraph I was hooked. Emma Winters works as a Natchez Trace historian. Readers learn that her twin brother Ryan disappeared 10 years ago after being accused of murder. Emma's family was pulled apart in the wake of this tragedy, with her parents divorcing and Emma left to pick up the pieces. When someone begins shooting at her as she works on a mapping project to document unidentified slave graves, she is thrown together with her ex-boyfriend, detective ranger Sam Ryker,
who was also present the night of the murder and Ryan's disappearance. I loved how quickly I was drawn into this multi-faceted story - it is a fast-paced, easy-to-follow read with likable, yet fully human characters and layers of intrigue. Emma and Sam have their faults but are definitely worth rooting for! I especially liked the inclusion of segments from Emma's stalker - guaranteed to induce goose-bumps since we don't know who the villain is until the very end! Justice is well-served with a very satisfying conclusion full of redemption and new awakenings. Highly recommend!