Obsessed

Obsessed

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by M. William Phelps
     
 

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"Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience." —Suspense Magazine

Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-worker, Anna Lisa

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"Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience." —Suspense Magazine

Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-worker, Anna Lisa Raymundo. Sheila eliminated her rival in a bloody knife attack—and then turned her rage on another victim she saw as an obstacle to her passions. M. Williams Phelps recounts the riveting story of a white-collar love triangle gone horribly wrong. . .and the terrifying infatuation that drove one woman to kill.

"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers."—Allison Brennan

"M. William Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." —TV Rage

Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/09/2013
True-crime junkies will be sated by the latest thriller from Phelps (Death Trap), which focuses on an obscure and fatal love triangle that definitely proved to be stranger than fiction. It’s no mystery who savagely murdered Anna Lisa Raymundo in her Stamford, Conn., home in 2002, and soon enough, Phelps introduces the truly-bizarre Sheila Davalloo, a married woman fixated on Raymundo’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Nelson Sessler. Davalloo and Sessler were coworkers at Stamford’s Purdue Pharma when they had a brief fling. But Davalloo couldn’t accept that Sessler was no longer interested, and Raymundo’s murder was the tragic result. The routine police work undertaken to solve the case is recounted with the right amount of detail, and those wondering how a seemingly simple, if sad, story could merit the book’s length will find their patience rewarded with shocking television-worthy twists. However, Phelps is prone to overstatement at times and, in a story with inherent drama, his device of ending a chapter on a cliffhanger, only to follow it with one on a different topic, before returning to the action, may try the patience of some readers. 16 pages of photos. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786032464
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
192,844
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the author of I’ll Be Watching You, If Looks Could Kill, Because You Loved Me, Murder in the Heartland, Perfect Poison, Lethal Guardian, Every Move You Make, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace. He has appeared on dozens of national radio and television programs, including Good Morning America, Court TV, The Discovery Channel, Geraldo at Large, and Montel Williams, and has consulted for the Showtime cable television series Dexter. He lives in a small Connecticut farming community with his wife and children.

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Obsessed 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
BrandyGirl More than 1 year ago
I like true crime and this one met my expectations. I read a lot of books by this author. Hard to believe what measures this woman went to get a man she was obsessed with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book you cannot put down. Mr. Phelps is a great author . You will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started this book, I could not put it down. Mr. Phelps never disappoints his readers. Don't miss this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow wow wow is really all this book needa to say. Unfrickenbelievable. Would have thought this book was fiction if I didn't know. Love Phelps great writer he has turned me away from all other crime writers besides Gregg Olson like him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
M. W. Phelps is an excellent writer. And this book does not disappoint. I highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Phelps does an amazing job of telling this stranger than fiction story. I have yet to be disappointed by one of his books. Although the description says there are photos included they are none. Excellent book. I'll look on the Internet for photos of the people involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is, as all of the books I have read by Phelps, a well told account of a person who has an evil core and commits serious crimes. It reflects his talent for doing comprehensive research and writing about it in an engaging way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in a long time. Great detail and an unbelievable true story.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Since the passing of the great Ann Rule, Phelps has moved into the top spot of the best true crime writers alive. This isn't his best but it's good. A fascinating, disturbing tale of obsession, jealousy, and rage. Worth the read.
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