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Deadly Obsession - Karen M. Davis

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A young nurse's body is found at Clovelly Beach in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Apart from a puncture wound in her neck, she is in perfect condition. But she's also clutching a rose in her hands - and there's an empty packet of prescription drugs in her pocket. Investigating the scene, Detective Lexie Rogers and her partner Brad Sommers know something is not right. It appears to be a staged suicide. And as they begin to dig deeper, Lexie discovers the case is too close to home.

The dead girl was a work colleague of Lexie's ex-husband, who is now a paramedic - and she was also a friend of the woman who broke up Lexie's marriage. Struggling as she is with her break-up with Josh Harrison, who pushed her away after the suicide of his sister, and the numbing flashbacks of the violent attacks she's suffered in the past, Lexie throws herself into the case. When she's handed the lead on the investigation, Lexie sets out to solve the murder and prove she's up to the job. When Lexie's ex-husband becomes a suspect, she refuses to believe it.

It also becomes startlingly clear there are similarities in the deaths of Josh's sister and the murder victim. But when Lexie determines a link between the women and a doctor working at the same hospital, he becomes her main suspect, fuelled by her discovery of a prescription drug racket. Just when Lexie is beginning to make headway on the case, Josh turns up. He's determined to find out what happened to his sister - and he also wants Lexie back. Piecing together the identity of the killer with the help of her old bikie friend, Rex Donaldson, Lexie and her colleagues set a trap in an ambitious police operation. But there's a big difference between naming a suspect and catching a killer, and Lexie's about to find out just how deep some grudges can go.

About the Author

Karen. M Davis is a former NSW police officer. During her 20-year career, she worked as a uniform officer, a detective and an undercover cop. Her debut novel, Sinister Intent, introducing Lexie Rogers, was published in 2013.

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5.0

Definitely worth a read

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      Comments about Deadly Obsession:

      Don't always buy Australian authors - but this was great! Definitely on a par with some of her American crime counterparts!

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      5.0

      Compelling read

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      from Gosford Central Coast NSW

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        Comments about Deadly Obsession:

        I am at best a casual reader, one that reads mostly on holidays. Being an ex police officer I had some trepidation about reading a book from an ex police officer. Having said that I am now kicking myself that I did not read the first book in the series so as to properly get a feel for the series. Well, I guess I will have to do things in reverse. Enjoyed the book immensely and am looking forward to the next.

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        5.0

        Loved it!

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        from W.A.

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            Comments about Deadly Obsession:

            I am not a big reader of crime but I am so glad I took a chance on this Australian author. I absolutely loved the book and couldn't put it down. The suspense and love story woven though it was great. Also very authentic which I would expect given the authors previous career. A great read.

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                Comments about Deadly Obsession:

                Seems to be a Mills and Boon romantic romp with the characters dressed as police officers. Given the authors past I expected all the police references but not much of a mystery. Give it a pass.

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                ISBN: 9781922052551
                ISBN-10: 1922052558
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 320
                Published: 1st August 2014
                Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
                Weight (kg): 0.56