Stolen Obsession

Stolen Obsession

3.79 (154 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.79 (154 ratings by Goodreads)

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Description

People die, but legends live on.

New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury recently lost her best friend to murder. The killer's identity may be linked to her friend's expensive missing bracelet--a 500-year-old artifact that carries an ancient curse, one that unleashes evil upon any who dare wear the jewelry created for the Persian royal family.

Weeks later, Annalisse sees a matching necklace at a Manhattan gallery opening. She begs the owner to destroy the cursed piece, but her pleas fall on deaf ears--despite the unnatural death that occurs during the opening. With two victims linked to the jewelry, Annalisse is certain she must act.

Desperate, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner's son to help--even though she's afraid he'll break her heart. Wealthy and devastatingly handsome, with a string of bereft women in his wake, Greek playboy Alec Zavos dismisses Annalisse's concerns--until his parents are ripped from the Zavos family yacht during their ocean voyage near Crete.

Annalisse and Alec race across two oceans to save his mother, feared dead or kidnapped. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse's back, can her plan to rescue Alec's mother save them all?

Hold on for a heart-thumping, thrilling adventure through exotic lands in this fast-moving romantic suspense mystery by Marlene M. Bell.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 16mm | 295g
  • English
  • 099953940X
  • 9780999539408

Review quote

"An irresistible page turner and a successful melding of thriller and romance. With a splash of international adventure and plenty of surprises, Stolen Obsession is an entertaining read and a great beginning to the Annalisse Series." Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★1/2

"In STOLEN OBSESSION--Marlene M. Bell's first eighteen words: 'A ground fog shrouded investigators while they unearthed her roommate from the black dirt of a farmer's field' creates the edgy atmosphere that will pervade the story, despite scenes set on a sun-dappled Greek island. Annalisse is a real, round character with a fearless personality"-- 4 stars--Indie Reader

"STOLEN OBSESSION satisfies any reader's lust for adventure-part mystery, part romance, all suspense" - 4 stars--Indie Reader"Debut author Bell delivers a great, slow-building romance, gently examining her characters' painful pasts."--Kirkus Reviews

Awards Won:

The 2018 IndieReader Book Award for Best Fiction Cover

Winner of 2018 FAPA Presidents Award
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Rating details

154 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 30% (46)
4 36% (56)
3 21% (33)
2 8% (12)
1 5% (7)
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