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Publisher's Summary

Two couples. A doctor's surgery. A deadly obsession. Who's telling the truth?

'Who else would you go for, if you could? Give me a name, someone you quite like.'
He shrugs his shoulders. A jawline held tight.
'I quite like Jenni. What about you?'
I don't reply.

Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other.

All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons.

But can any of them be trusted? And when the lies begin, can they ever be silenced?

©2017 Amanda Robson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"I absolutely loved it and raced through it. Thrilling, unputdownable, a fabulous rollercoaster of a read - I was obsessed by this book." (B. A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown)
" Obsession is a welcome addition to the domestic noir bookshelf. Robson explores marriage, jealousy and lust with brutal clarity, making for a taut thriller full of page-turning suspense." (Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths)
"Amanda Robson has some devastating turns of phrase up her sleeve and she expertly injects menace into the domestic. It was clear from the very first chapter that this was going to a dark and disturbing journey." (Holly Seddon, author of Try Not to Breathe)

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Your old time religion

Got about 1/2 way through this book and I got sick of the good/bad girl crud. Of course “good girl is a sympathetic character while “bad girl” is decidedly a character you are supposed to see as flawed. It’s bad girl’s fault good girl’s husband cheats cause she is just to sexy and he can’t resist oh and good girl’s husband can’t help thinking of good girl while he’s having sex with bad girl. I don’t think so, the sex scenes are well done and the ones with bad girl and good girl’s husband make it obvious he is not thinking of his sainted wife. And of course good girl about God constantly. While bad girl asks questions like “If God is so kind, why is he so unkind.” Religious propaganda disguised as work of popular fiction.

This had to be written be a devout catholic who watches a lot of porn. Slut shaming abounds. Even the bad girl aunt, the black sheep in good girl’s family, is the black sheep because of “the way she is with men.” And the poor men they just can not help themselves. Excuse me while I vomit.

Here’s a news flash, it’s not 1955. The whole bad girl/good girl dichotomy was successfully challenged and most men and women have evolved beyond such stereotypes, but apparently not this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Just one more white lie....

I really enjoyed this book!! It was awesome, very different from a lot of thrillers I've read but very good none the less. Only thing was I'd wanted to know more about what had really happened, not quite enough detail into who what when where how that last tragic event truly unfolded!! You are kinda left to yourself to maybe figure that out ...anxious to read more from this author.

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never-ending story

Why, oh why didn't they just unfriend Jenny.
That drove me crazy. Book was ok.

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Worldwind ...

Wow! This one takes you for a ride. Once you are onboard, you ride it out until the very end. In the end, you're left wondering if the ride was worth taking ...

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Horrible

Longest listen of my life. Just a bunch of dribble. Definite waste of money. Ugh

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  • Jami
  • VICTOR, NY, United States
  • 05-18-18

Intriguing and Suspenseful

This was an interesting story told from the point of view of four peoples: two couples who are also friends. A mystery develops as the story progresses, and I really wasn't sure up until the end what really happened. I was surprised by the ending, which I always like in a book. I listened (and enjoyed) this on audio, as the characters were distinctive and I felt it brought the story to life.

The premise is unique: what would have happened if the question at the beginning had not been asked or if the husband had answered it differently?

Warning: there is quite a bit of graphic sex scenes in the book, some of which seems to be a bit gratuitous.

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no happy ending here

well narrated. A good story, a bit longer than necessary but keeps u guessing who done it.

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3.5 stars found this book engaging & interesting

oh boy this book should have had a Steam meter
as always there will be no spoilers in my reviews
wow I was not expecting that much Sexual content (my genre preference is mystery thrillers.) fit that category but a ton if chapters we're very sexual. 1st time Sex and God in a mystery but I went with it although taken aback a bit the story stayed steady and kept my interest
. but prior warning this may be too much for some people. at first I wasn't going to continue and get my money back . the storyline saved that from happening. I would have liked to have known ahead that it contained that much sex. at least then my choice would have been well informed.

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Wow

The story seems complex at first because you’re trying to follow a couple storylines but once they merge, you can’t stop listening. Such a great story and shocking ending.

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Good read

This story was very interesting a physiological emotionale drama into the minds of everyday folks who are never grateful and happy for what they already have.

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  • Siobhan Rafter
  • 07-10-17

Don't waste your time

Positive - great narrators
Negative- long winded storyline that even as you get to the ending you're still left with questions.
Rubbish, confusing and don't waste your money

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-17

Weak plot, awful characters and terribly written!

I cannot understand how this has gotten so many good reviews. A mental breakdown thrown in with a bit of porn, religion and murder. A psychological thriller it is not. Save yourself a book credit and buy something else!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • S. Jones
  • 07-06-17

Implausible

Very easy to listen to and the story races along, performances are generally good but the plot becomes ridiculous.

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  • lyng17
  • 09-15-17

very weak plot

can't think of anything good to say. just a very tedious story with no suspense or mystery and a very weak ending.



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  • James Forbes
  • 08-10-17

Very poor

Awful ending, so many questions left unanswered and at the end it was like the writer just ran out of storylines so the book ended.

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  • ROSECLAS
  • 08-08-17

Good story worth a listen

Was a good listen.
Good portrayal of mental health issues.
Was somewhat far fetched in parts a bit too er unbelievable I think is the word.
Generally not too bad.

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  • Ross M
  • 06-26-17

Excellent

Perhaps a touch long in the middle section but a great story, extremely well narrated. Kept me guessing all the way through and we'll defined relatable characters. Highly recommended and addictive.

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  • Andrea
  • 06-11-17

Excellent

Lots of unpredictable twists and turns , the best psychological thriller I've read in a long time . Gripping and very well written and narration was perfect for each character.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Penny
  • 09-15-17

Grim

A Grim story. Fairly unbelievable. Wouldn't recommend . Narrator is fine certainly would not have stuck with it in a paper book!