Obsession

Obsession

by Claire Lorrimer
     
 

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In Victorian England, handsome Brook Edgerton is deeply in love with his young wife, Harriet. They live on a country estate in Leicestershire. Felicity, an attractive young widow living nearby, becomes Harriet’s best friend giving support when Harriet fails to carry a baby full term.

On the ferry to Ireland Harriet meets a young mother, a destitute woman

Overview

In Victorian England, handsome Brook Edgerton is deeply in love with his young wife, Harriet. They live on a country estate in Leicestershire. Felicity, an attractive young widow living nearby, becomes Harriet’s best friend giving support when Harriet fails to carry a baby full term.

On the ferry to Ireland Harriet meets a young mother, a destitute woman with a number of hungry children including a two week old baby. When they reach Ireland, the woman disappears, leaving the baby. Harriet, full of conflicting emotions, passes the baby off as hers and Brook’s.

When Brook realises that the baby isn’t his, Felicity seizes the chance to widen the rift between the married couple and tries to win Brook’s heart. But how stable is Felicity’s mental health and how safe is Harriet?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/07/2013
After suffering a series of miscarriages, Harriet Edgerton, the heroine of this solid Victorian historical from Lorimer (Dead Reckoning), despairs that she and her husband, Brook, will ever have children of their own. While onboard a boat from Liverpool to Dublin, Harriet befriends a destitute mother, Joan Lawson, with five children—the youngest a baby boy. To Harriet’s stunned surprise, Joan abandons the baby into her care, leaving it up to her whether to pass him for her own or send him to an orphanage. Harriet chooses motherhood, and hatches a scheme to deceive her husband about how Charlie, the name he acquires in Dublin, arrived in their lives. The cost of that deceit becomes clear only years later when it leads to a murder plot involving an attractive widow, Felicity Goodhall, who falls for Brook. Mystery fans should be prepared for a book that’s more romance than thriller, as well as a long wait for an actual crime. (Dec.)
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"enjoyably gripping novel"
Booklist on Obsession

“Solid Victorian historical”
Publishers Weekly

Booklist
Enjoyably gripping novel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727883247
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Edition description:
First World Publication
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Lorrimer has travelled extensively around the world.

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