The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0698197003
ISBN 13: 9780698197008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obsession Book Review:

The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 172821517X
ISBN 13: 9781728215174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obsession Book Review:

A fast-paced teen revenge-thriller from the author of Dial A for Aunties, The Obsession will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Boy Meets Girl. Boy Stalks Girl. Girl Gets Revenge. Logan thinks he and Delilah are meant to be. Delilah doesn't know who Logan is. Logan believes no one knows Delilah like him. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can by watching her through a hidden camera. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called "romantic". Delilah is keeping secrets though, deadly ones. There's so much more to her than meets the eye. Logan is determined to make Delilah the heroine in his twisted fantasy and he'll do anything to get what he wants. Delilah is done with the men in her life controlling her. If Logan won't let her go...she'll make him. "Sutanto has crafted a page-turning work of suspense that questions the line between romantic 'research' and stalking in the age of the internet, analyzing the roles played by abuse, misogyny, racism, and violence in contemporary relationships."—Booklist "Set against a Northern California private school backdrop, the sensational plot is riddled with twists that come at a furious pace...A suspenseful page-turner."—Kirkus Reviews "This tense, quick-moving thriller is also a thought-provoking story about the different shapes of abuse. Fans of high-drama fiction with a dark edge, like Karen McManus's One of Us Is Lying or Gretchen McNeil's #murdertrending, will be hooked."—School Library Journal

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Nikki Sloane
Publsiher: Nikki Sloane
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obsession Book Review:

The Hale family is obsessed with status, power, and control. No problem is too big their money can’t solve. Royce Hale manipulated me into giving him everything. My virginity. My hand in marriage. My heart. And as soon as he got what he wanted, he callously sold me off for a cool ten million. In the boardroom and the twisted game his family plays, he says the only rule is to win at all costs. Yesterday I learned a painful lesson not to trust the prince of Cape Hill. Today I’ll destroy his carefully laid plans and show him just how badly he’s already lost. All the money in the world won’t be able to stop me. The Obsession is the second book of the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy and should be read following The Initiation.

The Maddest Obsession

The Maddest Obsession
Author: Danielle Lori
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 9781093765007
ISBN 13: 1093765003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maddest Obsession Book Review:

She fears the dark.He rules it.Her dresses are too tight, her heels too tall. She laughs too loudly, eats without decorum, and mixes up most sayings in the book. Little do most know it's just a sparkly disguise, there to hide one panic attack at a time.Nobody can crack Gianna's facade . . . no one anyway, until he comes along.Most see a paragon of morality; a special agent upholding the law. In the New York underworld, others know him as a hustler, a killer, his nature as cold as the heart of ice in his chest. Christian Allister has always followed the life plan he'd envisioned in his youth, beneath the harsh lights of a frigid, damp cell. With a proclivity for order and the number three, he's never been tempted to veer off course. But perhaps one should never say never . . .One winter night and their lives intertwine. She hates him--his stone-cold demeanor, his arrogance and too-perceptive eye--but over the years, even as their games consist of insulting each other's looks and intelligence, she begins to live to play with him.Nowhere in Christian's plans had he ever prepared for Gianna. She's chaos embodied, not his type, and married, but none of that can stop his eyes from following her wherever she goes.All along, she doesn't even know that she's his--his frustration, his fascination.His maddest obsession.*Can be read as a standalone

Cruel Obsession

Cruel Obsession
Author: C Hallman,J L Beck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-02-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798616135155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cruel Obsession Book Review:

We were only kids when I made the vow to protect her. First from the monsters hiding under the bed and then the ones roaming the world freely. My obsession with Dove wasn't normal, it toed the line on psychotic but my love for her overshadowed that. I'd killed, destroyed, and hurt those that had done her wrong. I'd watched her for years wanting to claim her but refusing too. I was both her guardian angel and the demon lurking in the shadows. She was mine, even though she didn't know it yet. I had planned to let her live her life, while I watched from afar. Until one night, everything changed, and I was forced to kidnap her. She doesn't remember me. She begs me to let her go. But I can't. I won't. There are things she doesn't know. Secrets I cannot tell her but one thing is clear. I'll die before I ever let her slip through my fingers. **This book is not suitable for all readers due to violence, sexual content, and mature themes.**

Obsession

Obsession
Author: C Hallman,J L Beck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2020-08-30
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798680723838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obsession Book Review:

My obsession with Dove wasn't normal, it toed the line on psychotic, but my love for her overshadowed that.I'd killed, destroyed, and hurt those that had done her wrong. I'd watched her for years wanting to claim her but refusing to. I was both her guardian angel and a demon lurking in the shadows. She was mine, even though she didn't know it yet. I had planned to let her live her life while I watched from afar. Until one night, everything changes, and I'm forced to kidnap her. She doesn't remember me. She begs me to let her go. But I can't. I won't. There are things she doesn't know. Secrets I cannot tell her, but one thing is clear. I'll die before I ever let her slip through my fingers.**This book contains dark themes that may be triggers to some readers. Please consider this before reading.**

Insanely Simple

Insanely Simple
Author: Ken Segall
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-04-26
ISBN 10: 0670921203
ISBN 13: 9780670921201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insanely Simple Book Review:

'Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains' Steve Jobs, BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998 To Steve Jobs, Simplicity wasn't just a design principle. It was a religion and a weapon. The obsession with Simplicity is what separates Apple from other technology companies. It's what helped Apple recover from near death in 1997 to become the most valuable company on Earth in 2011, and guides the way Apple is organized, how it designs products, and how it connects with customers. It's by crushing the forces of Complexity that the company remains on its stellar trajectory. As creative director, Ken Segall played a key role in Apple's resurrection, helping to create such critical campaigns as 'Think Different' and naming the iMac. Insanely Simple is his insider's view of Jobs' world. It reveals the ten elements of Simplicity that have driven Apple's success - which you can use to propel your own organisation. Reading Insanely Simple, you'll be a fly on the wall inside a conference room with Steve Jobs, and on the receiving end of his midnight phone calls. You'll understand how his obsession with Simplicity helped Apple perform better and faster.

The Obsession

The Obsession
Author: Catherine Cookson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 055215668X
ISBN 13: 9780552156684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obsession Book Review:

For years Beatrice Steel has controlled Pine Hurst, her family's estate--as well as her family--with an iron fist. It is only her father's sudden death that forces Beatrice and her sisters to realize some alarming truths, the least of which is that they may lose Pine Hurst. As her sisters do whatever they can to break free from their past, Beatrice will stop at nothing to hold on to her most prized possession.

The Initiation

The Initiation
Author: Nikki Sloane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 9781949409031
ISBN 13: 1949409031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Initiation Book Review:

No one knows how new members are selected to the board of Hale Banking and Holding. But there are rumors of a sordid rite of initiation. Whispers how one woman and nine men disappear into a boardroom. This time, that woman will be me. The Hale family owns everything--the eighth largest bank in the world, everyone in our town, even the mortgage on my parents' mansion. And now Royce Hale wants to own me. He is charming. Seductive. Ruthless. But above all, he's the prince of lies. My body may tighten with white-hot desire under his penetrating gaze, but I refuse to enjoy it. I'll make a deal with the devil to save my family and sell myself to the Hales. But Royce will never own my heart.

The Power of Gold

The Power of Gold
Author: Peter L. Bernstein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-12-13
ISBN 10: 0470091029
ISBN 13: 9780470091029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Gold Book Review:

Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind.

The New Girl

The New Girl
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 172821520X
ISBN 13: 9781728215204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Girl Book Review:

Lia Setiawan has never really fit in. And when she wins a full ride to the prestigious Draycott Academy on a track scholarship, she's determined to make it work even though she's never felt more out of place. But on her first day there she witnesses a girl being forcefully carried away by campus security. Her new schoolmates and teachers seem unphased, but it leaves her unsure of what she's gotten herself into. And as she uncovers the secrets of Draycott, complete with a corrupt teacher, a golden boy who isn't what he seems, and a blackmailer determined to get her thrown out, she's not sure if she can trust anyone...especially when the threats against her take a deadly turn.

An American Obsession

An American Obsession
Author: Jennifer Terry
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 537
Release: 1999-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780226793665
ISBN 13: 0226793664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Obsession Book Review:

Jennifer Terry has written a nuanced and textured history of how the century-old obsession with homosexuality is deeply tied to changing American anxieties about social and sexual order in the modern age.

The Obsession of Lt David

The Obsession of Lt David
Author: William Harris
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN 10: 1543461786
ISBN 13: 9781543461787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Obsession of Lt David Book Review:

Lieutenant David is a competent officer who decided to return to active duty after a stint in the Naval Reserves. His objective as a career naval officer is sidetracked when he unexpectedly meets Beth, who then becomes his obsession. Her husband also serves in the same ship as David. This story is how David struggles between his good and bad self as he deals with the events on the destroyer that involve both men. This conflict is resolved in a surprising conclusion.

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay
Author: Siobhan Lyons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 3319933906
ISBN 13: 9783319933900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruin Porn and the Obsession with Decay Book Review:

This collection is the first book to comprehensively analyse the relatively new and under-researched phenomenon of ‘ruin porn’. Featuring a diverse collection of chapters, the authors in this work examine the relevance of contemporary ruin and its relationship to photography, media, architecture, culture, history, economics and politics. This work investigates the often ambiguous relationship that society has with contemporary ruins around the world, challenging the notions of authenticity that are frequently associated with images of decay. With case studies that discuss various places and topics, including Detroit, Chernobyl, Pitcairn Island, post-apocalyptic media, online communities and urban explorers, among many other topics, this collection illustrates the nuances of ruin porn that are fundamental to an understanding of humanity’s place in the overarching narrative of history.

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-08-03
ISBN 10: 1101218916
ISBN 13: 9781101218914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is Your Brain on Music Book Review:

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

Primary Obsessions

Primary Obsessions
Author: Charles Demers
Publsiher: Douglas & McIntyre
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-26
ISBN 10: 1771622571
ISBN 13: 9781771622578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Obsessions Book Review:

The endearing and unflappable Dr. Annick Boudreau regularly confronts a myriad of mental health issues in her psychology practice at the West Coast Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia. But even Annick is stunned when Sanjay, a young patient who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is arrested for the brutal murder of his roommate. While Sanjay is tortured by repeated violent thoughts, everything Annick knows about her patient and his illness has her convinced that he’s innocent. But the police and prosecutor are convinced that they have caught the perpetrator and aren’t interested in looking very hard. Unable to talk to the authorities because of doctor-patient confidentiality, Annick feels compelled to investigate on her own, finding herself drawn into the darker side of her postcard-perfect city in the process. Primary Obsessions is the first book in a series of mysteries starring Dr. Annick Boudreau and involving themes of mental health. Author (and longtime CBT patient) Charles Demers deftly reveals a particular aspect of psychology practice in each book, illuminating shadowy subject matter with masterful sensitivity and sharp wit. Primary Obsessions is an engrossing page-turner and a refreshing reboot of the sleuth genre.

Obsession

Obsession
Author: Lennard J. Davis
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-05-15
ISBN 10: 0226137791
ISBN 13: 9780226137797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obsession Book Review:

We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.

Island Dreams

Island Dreams
Author: Gavin Francis
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 1786898195
ISBN 13: 9781786898197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island Dreams Book Review:

SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR In Island Dreams, Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with islands. He blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, shedding new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness. Comparing the life of freedom of thirty years of extraordinary travel from the Faroe Islands to the Aegean, from the Galapagos to the Andaman Islands with a life of responsibility as a doctor, community member and parent approaching middle age, Island Dreams riffs on the twinned poles of rest and motion, independence and attachment, never more relevant than in today’s perennially connected world. Illustrated with maps throughout, this is a celebration of human adventures in the world and within our minds.

Unspeakable Acts

Unspeakable Acts
Author: Sarah Weinman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0062839993
ISBN 13: 9780062839992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unspeakable Acts Book Review:

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita The appeal of true-crime stories has never been higher. With podcasts like My Favorite Murder and In the Dark, bestsellers like I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and Furious Hours, and TV hits like American Crime Story and Wild Wild Country, the cultural appetite for stories of real people doing terrible things is insatiable. Acclaimed author ofThe Real Lolitaand editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin), Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of recent true crime tales. She culls together some of the most refreshing and exciting contemporary journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. Michelle Dean’s “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick” went viral when it first published and is the basis for the TV showThe Act and Pamela Colloff’s “The Reckoning,” is the gold standard for forensic journalism. There are 13 pieces in all and as a collection, they showcase writing about true crime across the broadest possible spectrum, while also reflecting what makes crime stories so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader.

French Braid Obsession

French Braid Obsession
Author: Jane Hardy Miller
Publsiher: C&T Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2010-11-05
ISBN 10: 1607050919
ISBN 13: 9781607050919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Braid Obsession Book Review:

New Ways to Indulge Your Passion for French Braid Quilts. 8 all-new projects feature lots of spectacular new ways to French braid your quilts. New shapes and sizes: wallhangings, table runners, multi-sided table toppers, and Christmas tree skirts. New ways to use French braids: borders, variable-width and star-shapes, or with appliqué and variegated fabrics. Spectacular new color palettes with big, bold prints. Take your French braid quilts in dramatic new directions with this sequel to the bestselling French Braid Quilts. You'll love the new shapes and sizes, new techniques, and bold new colors. You'll also love what hasn't changed-the fast strip piecing and crystal-clear instructions that have made French braid quilts a favorite style for thousands of quilters.