BOOK REVIEW + GIVE AWAY - Stolen Obsession by Marlene M Bell
Book Title: Stolen Obsession (Annalisse Series Book 1) by Marlene M. Bell
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 296 pages
Publisher: Ewephoric Publishing
Release date: March 2018
Format available for review: print - softback, e-book (mobi file (for Kindle), ePub, PDF), audiobook (audible download)
Will send print books out: USA
Content Rating: PG. Subtle romantic interludes. No profanity.
People die, but legends live on.
New York antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury's best friend was murdered. 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 parents, feared kidnapped or even dead. When the killer changes tactics and goes after Alec behind Annalisse’s back, can her plan to rescue Alec’s mother save them all?
Stolen Obsession is the first in the Annalisse Series. The
book begins just after the murder of Annalisse’s best friend. The killer’s
identity may be linked to her friend’s expensive missing bracelet – a 500 year
old artifact that carries an ancient curse. The curse is unleashed when anyone
dares to wear the jewelry.
This author does an excellent job of creating mystery and
suspense as well as a solid foundation for a new series. This book is interesting
and engaging, the author spins a twisty tale that will keep you turning the pages.
Part mystery and part romance, this book beautifully
combines the two tropes. The book takes place across continents which adds
depth and excitement to the story. The characters are well developed and
likeable. This is a story of world travelers who experience loss, find love,
and overcome danger.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Marlene M. Bell is an eclectic mystery writer, artist, photographer, and she raises sheep in beautiful East Texas with her husband, Gregg, three cats and a flock of horned Dorset sheep.
The Annalisse series has received numerous honors including the Independent Press Award for Best Mystery (Spent Identity,) and FAPA— Florida Author’s President’s Gold Award for two other installments, (Stolen Obsession and Scattered Legacy.) Her mysteries with a touch of romance are found at marlenembell.com. She also offers the first of her children's picture books, Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! Based on true events from the Bell’s ranch. The simple text and illustrations are a touching tribute of compassion and love between a little girl and her lamb.
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