Obsession continues the Natchez Trace Park Rangers Series by Patricia Bradley. Although there is no direct need to read the previous book, it would be advised so that the references to it do not give things away if you choose to read it. This book has all of the classic elements of a suspense/romance novel. Uncertainty about who is causing the problems abound. Readers won’t know who they can trust for sure.
The main character Emma Winters struggles to understand why she has difficulty with relationships and trust. In some ways, her personal challenges seem to affect her ability to do her job effectively. The concept of having someone who serves as a ranger who focuses on historic information is intriguing.
Reading this won’t take too long and there are some disturbing glimpses into the mind of a mentally impaired individual. It is eye opening and peril lurks at every turn. This is not a leisure read, but will keep readers thinking and wondering “what if”.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Revell
Violence/Gore: Several scenes in which shots are fired at people, some mention blood and involve fatalities; a character finds evidence that a human body was in a certain location; a character recalls murdering multiple individuals; a child recalls being whipped with a belt by an inebriated father; a person drugs someone; a kidnapping takes place.
Sex/Nudity: Non-married characters kiss and embrace.
Mature Subject Matter:
Murder of close family members, stalking.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters recall using marijuana and drinking a lot; a character is addicted to pain medication.