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Obsession by Amanda Robson Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I've just finished Obsession and it was good. There are lots of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. I wasn't 100% sure what was going to happen throughout, which I liked. 

Thank you to NetGalley for granting me permission to read Obsession. It was a great read. Obsession is definitely an ADULT read as there are sex scenes as well as disturbing content too. 

We follow four people in Obsession. Rob, a doctor who's also very religious, Carly, a nurse and Rob's wife, Jenni another very religious person and Craig, Jenni's husband. We see from all of their perspectives throughout the novel. This was interesting but also a little jarring at times. 

Mental health is brought up in Obsession. Carly, who doesn't know who she truly loves, suffers, Jenni also suffers to an extent. I thought the author did a good job writing about the mental health issues. Although the book wasn't solely focused on them, enough time was given for them to seem believable. One of the character's mental health issues' does focus around sex addiction so if you're unsure about reading this, then maybe don't. 

Obsession is really about 2 couples and how they betray each other to get what they want. Carly and Rob are a couple and Jenny and Craig are a couple at the beginning. Carly and Craig are also having an affair at the beginning as well though. Jenny tries to get revenge on Carly for sleeping with her husband. What is this revenge? You'll have to read to find out...

Religion plays a big role in this book, so if you're not into that perhaps don't pick it up. Rob and Jenny refer to God a lot and what He would want them to do in their chapters. Both of these characters go to church to seek splice for what they've done or what they Night do as well.

I thought the story ended rather abruptly. Things were happening and then they just stopped. I would have liked to have seen a more definite ending as it would have been more realistic. We didn't really get all the answers, at least I didn't. This book isn't the sort of book that has sequels, I don't think. I could be wrong but when I read the ending I just thought "meh", like I wanted more.

What I liked about Obsession...
I liked how we got to read from the four main characters perspectives. This worked well with how topsy-turvy the book actually is. 

I liked how this didn't shy away from being bold with some of the scenes the way a YA version of Obsession would. 

What I didn't like about Obsession...
I didn't like how quickly the ending came about. 

Overall, I enjoyed Obsession. I thought it had an exciting plot line that I didn't want to stop reading! I recommend it for adults who like tense, character driven stories. 

Stand by for my next review coming soon! Hi ForeverBookers, 

finitely an ADULT read as there are sex scenes as well as disturbing content too. 

3.5/4 Stars!

We follow four people in Obsession. Rob, a doctor who's also very religious, Carly, a nurse and Rob's wife, Jenni another very religious person and Craig, Jenni's husband. We see from all of their perspectives throughout the novel. This was interesting but also a little jarring at times. 

Mental health is brought up in Obsession. Carly, who doesn't know who she truly loves, suffers, Jenni also suffers to an extent. I thought the author did a good job writing about the mental health issues. Although the book wasn't solely focused on them, enough time was given for them to seem believable. One of the character's mental health issues' does focus around sex addiction so if you're unsure about reading this, then maybe don't. 

Obsession is really about 2 couples and how they betray each other to get what they want. Carly and Rob are a couple and Jenny and Craig are a couple at the beginning. Carly and Craig are also having an affair at the beginning as well though. Jenny tries to get revenge on Carly for sleeping with her husband. What is this revenge? You'll have to read to find out...

Religion plays a big role in this book, so if you're not into that perhaps don't pick it up. Rob and Jenny refer to God a lot and what He would want them to do in their chapters. Both of these characters go to church to seek splice for what they've done or what they Night do as well.

I thought the story ended rather abruptly. Things were happening and then they just stopped. I would have liked to have seen a more definite ending as it would have been more realistic. We didn't really get all the answers, at least I didn't. This book isn't the sort of book that has sequels, I don't think. I could be wrong but when I read the ending I just thought "meh", like I wanted more.

What I liked about Obsession...
I liked how we got to read from the four main characters perspectives. This worked well with how topsy-turvy the book actually is. 

I liked how this didn't shy away from being bold with some of the scenes the way a YA version of Obsession would. 

What I didn't like about Obsession...
I didn't like how quickly the ending came about. 

Overall, I enjoyed Obsession. I thought it had an exciting plot line that I didn't want to stop reading! I'm giving it 3.5/4 stars. I recommend it for adults who like tense, character driven stories. 

Stand by for my next review coming soon! 

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