Book Reviews of Obsession

Obsession
Obsession
Author: Penelope Neri
ISBN-13: 9780843950816
ISBN-10: 0843950811
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Paperback
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In 1888 London, Caitlynn O'Connor feels obsessed with her need to learn what happened to her cousin Deirdre, who vanished from her place of employment as part of the household of Dr. Donovan Fitzgerald. To solve that mystery, Caitlynn travels from Ireland to become companion to the doctor's daughter Miss Estelle. This was the same position her missing cousin held.
Though she no longer trusts men since her former fiancé fled just before their wedding for America, Caitlynn finds herself quite attracted to her new employer. Feeling a bit of guilt as she suspects he was Deirdre's lover and perhaps even her killer, Caitlynn insures her feelings stay hidden. As she falls in love, her thoughts make her wonder if she is crazy for on one hand, she wants to love Donovan, but on the other, she wonders if he is the Ripper terrorizing the city?

Readers who appreciate gothic atmosphere will obsess over this taut historical romantic suspense as the story line contains all the required elements. Caitlynn is a delightful protagonist trying to sleuth (truly amateurishly for a change) while falling in love, but questioning her choice for fear he is the killer. Though the climax is obvious, fans of taut thrillers with romantic subplots will applaud Penelope Neri's gripping tale.
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Death stalked London's West End. Caitlynn's cousin had disappeared in the city's twisted streets, leaving behind a diary and a baffling secret.
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In 1888 London, Caitlynn O'Connor feels obsessed with her need to learn what happened to her cousin Deirdre, who vanished from her place of employment as part of the household of Dr. Donovan Fitzgerald. To solve that mystery, Caitlynn travels from Ireland to become companion to the doctor's daughter Miss Estelle. This was the same position her missing cousin held.

Though she no longer trusts men since her former fiancé fled just before their wedding for America, Caitlynn finds herself quite attracted to her new employer. Feeling a bit of guilt as she suspects he was Deirdre's lover and perhaps even her killer, Caitlynn insures her feelings stay hidden. As she falls in love, her thoughts make her wonder if she is crazy for on one hand, she wants to love Donovan, but on the other, she wonders if he is the Ripper terrorizing the city?

Readers who appreciate gothic atmosphere will obsess over this taut historical romantic suspense as the story line contains all the required elements. Caitlynn is a delightful protagonist trying to sleuth (truly amateurishly for a change) while falling in love, but questioning her choice for fear he is the killer. Though the climax is obvious, fans of taut thrillers with romantic subplots will applaud Penelope Neri's gripping tale.
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As Jack the Ripper terrorizes London, Caitlynn O'Connor is searching for her missing cousin. Deidre disappeared without a trace several months ago while working at the residence of Dr. Donovan Fitzgerald. Caitlynn has now been hired for the same position that Deidre once had...companion to a child in poor health. As she works for the handsome Dr. Fitzgerald, she wonders why he goes out in the dark streets on so many nights. She also suspects he had a relationship with Deidre. Did he have something to do with her disappearance?

I decided to read this gothic romance solely because of the Jack the Ripper theme. It started off well with everyone talking about Saucy Jack's latest murder. Caitlynn arrives at Dr. Fitzgerald's home and meets the various residents. Within weeks she is in love with Donovan, but doesn't trust him. Sometimes she believes he may even be the killer himself.

This story moved at a slow pace. It drove me crazy that Caitlynn would jump to some crazy conclusions with very little evidence. I didn't like the ending of the book at all. My rating: 2 Stars.