Obsession (Faces of Evil Series #1)

Obsession (Faces of Evil Series #1)

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by Debra Webb, Carol Schneider
     
 

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The Faces of Evil Series: Book 1

She thought she'd left the murders-and his obsession-behind . . .

Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead

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The Faces of Evil Series: Book 1

She thought she'd left the murders-and his obsession-behind . . .

Special Agent Jess Harris has spent more than a decade studying the many faces of evil. In her determination to stop a serial killer, she broke the rules, and it cost her everything. With her career in need of resuscitation and her love life dead and buried, Jess jumps at a chance to advise on a case that has the top detectives of Birmingham, Alabama, stumped. But the case forces her to confront all the reasons she put her hometown-and her first love-in her rearview mirror.

Four young women have gone missing, and Police Chief Dan Burnett will do anything to find them before it's too late-even if it means asking for help from the woman who has spent a decade avoiding him. Jess agrees to lend a hand and welcomes the diversion of a new case, a new life to save to make up for the victims she's lost. But then the unthinkable happens: the crazed serial killer from her past follows Jess to Birmingham. The situation is becoming increasingly desperate-and time is swiftly running out . . .

"Compelling main characters and chilling villains elevate Debra Webb's Faces of Evil series into the realm of high-intensity thrillers that readers won't be able to resist." — New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons"

Just when you think Debra Webb can't get any better, she does. OBSESSION is her best work yet. This gritty, edge of your seat, white knuckle thriller is peopled with tough, credible characters and a brilliant plot that will keep you guessing until the very end. Move over Jack Reacher - Jess Harris is comin' to town." — Cindy Gerard, New York Times best-selling author, award winning author of the Black Ops, Inc. series"

Debra Webb's name says it all..." — Karen Rose

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/30/2015
Webb's first Faces of Evil romantic suspense novel introduces Jess Harris, a veteran FBI agent whose career is in jeopardy because of her mistakes in apprehending a serial killer. She welcomes an opportunity to investigate the disappearance of four young women in partnership with her former lover, Daniel Burnett, chief of police in Birmingham, Ala. Despite negative publicity over Jess's past failures and the case's slow progress, Jess and Dan work diligently with his investigators to comb through cell phone and computer records and connect the disappearances. The stakes are raised when another young woman vanishes. Interspersed with fine-tuned suspense is the undeniable attraction between Dan and Jess despite their long separation by time, distance, and other relationships. The mutual attraction is as gripping as Jess's determination to transcend the danger she faces and excel at her job. The cliffhanger conclusion will leave readers eagerly anticipating future installments. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
"Just when you think Debra Webb can't get any better, she does. Obsession is her best work yet. This gritty, edge of your seat, white knuckle thriller is peopled with tough, credible characters and a brilliant plot that will keep you guessing until the very end." —Cindy Gerard, author of the Black Ops, Inc. series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452647722
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
11/13/2013
Series:
Faces of Evil Series, #1
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Debra Webb has penned more than one hundred novels, including her internationally bestselling Colby Agency series and the romantic thriller series Faces of Evil, which propelled Debra to the top of the bestseller charts and garnered critical acclaim from reviewers and readers alike.

Carol Schneider is a veteran actor and narrator based in New York City. She has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theater, as well as in studio and independent films that have been screened at the Sundance, Tribeca, and Slamdance film festivals.

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OBSESSION 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
M_Bailey More than 1 year ago
OBSESSION begins with a disgraced FBI profiler, Jessica Harris, returning to her hometown to assist in the disappearance of several young women. Debra Webb increases the suspense as details of the kidnappings are revealed and pulls the reader in as Agent Harris confronts the history and relationships that caused her to leave Birmingham. The villains are frightening and creepy, more so because the setting is in such a normal city where crimes like this don't happen. By the end, a run of the mill sadistic serial killer almost looks normal - until the details of why Agent Harris left the FBI are revealed. This is a fast-paced crime thriller with well crafted main and supporting characters. The story will keep you reading until the end, then checking for the release date of the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive just finished obsessed and i didnt want it to end! I was so absorbed in the book that i didnt even know it was ending until i seen the, 'preview to impulse'. Obsessed was absolutely amazing, interesting and sexy. Action packed, strong/sexy characters, hot teasers, there just no end! Wounderful start to a promising series. -MelinaLove
spkAL More than 1 year ago
Debra Webb's Obsession will take you on a roller coaster ride of suspense. This is how its done! From the moment you open the book you can feel the heat rise in the Alabama town where young girls are vanishing without a trace. The clock is ticking for the hero and heroine, as a serial killer gets ready to play his dangerous game of cat and mouse. Mrs. Webb has set the bar very high.
AnneandJane_228 More than 1 year ago
I am so glad that I purchased Obsession and its sequel, Impulse, at the same time! Trust me, I immediately started to read Impulse after I finished Obsession! The gist of the story is Jess Harris, an FBI pro-filer on administrative leave for for seriously messing up a case, returns home to Birmingham at the request of Dan Burnett, chief of police and her former lover. He believes he has a serial killer case. Obsession grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. It is gritty and fast paced. I love the fact that Jess and Dan are in their 40' s and their undeniable feelings still are there. Be prepared to stay up late to read this book and its sequel, Impulse. I cannot wait for the next book, Impulse! A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this one in 2 days it had me hooked after the first chapter. I have read alot of these types of books, but never read one that keep continuing into the next book. I hope the next one is as GOOD AS THIS ONE!!!!
MotherofaMarine More than 1 year ago
Good book, I thought. Will read the more books of her. My husband is a truckdriver and I went with him to Az. This book kept me intertained when the landscape was pretty boring..
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
Obsession Faces of Evil by Debra Webb 5 STARS Once the story start ti build did not want to stop reading. If I was not already tired I start the next book in the series. Special Agent Jess Harris life was falling apart. Her marriage is over, her FBI career will be over soon. Worst of all because of her mistake a killer is going to go free. Her old boyfriend back home in Birmingham has called her for help. He was the Chief of police of Birmingham. 5 collage age girls are missing. Thier is no proof of foul play or crime. They just up and left. They are not even from the same city and some in the county. Everything the families say is they would not have run a way. Four of them are attending collage. Most have good grades, no way as far as they can see that connects the girls together. Jess is a profiler and a good one till the last case against the PLAYER. She has worked for two decades for the FBI. She does not know what the future will be but she will do everything she can to find those missing girls. Jess wants to start by interviewing the families and see what they know that might show them a clue. Jess fell in love Dan Burnett while they were in school together. He chose to stay at home and she chose to leave. Then 10 years ago they reconnected again for one day. He asked for help and she came. Dan Burnett is Police Chief he has been married a few times. One of the missing girls is his stepdaughter. He does not believe she would runaway. He has never forgotten Jess and is counting on her help. The Player is now out of jail and is sending Jess texts that is letting her know he is watching her. The media has found out that Jess is in town and her roll in breaking rules to try and stop The Player is just adding more drama. Jess chose to have a career over family and now she has neither. Lori is choosing to be a cop over family but is still undecided. The missing girl's are brave and falling apart but they care too about the others. Andrea is counting on her stepfather to find her. The drama builds slowly than you don't want to leave till the end and even them you want to read the next two books in the series Faces of Evil. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgally. August 07, 2012 PUB Grand Central Publishing Imprint Forever Yours 332 pages
DanicaPage More than 1 year ago
An electric read, but one for more mature readers. My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I'm so glad that World Literary Cafe is allowing me to review books for them. I went into this book with absolutely no expectations. I honestly didn't know what to think. I just saw that this was romantic suspense/thriller and I was hooked. I was worried that this novel would be slightly questionable...and it was. But I still really liked it. Once again, I'll reiterate that this is a novel for mature readers. I loved Debra and Dan and the chemistry between them. This book was definitely an electric read. I couldn't set it down. I was anxiously reading this one and read it in one sitting. I just couldn't do anything else until I had finished it. The writing was really good and I found myself sucked into the story from the very beginning. Granted, I'm a succor for this genre, but this novel was great. I can definitely say that I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel. I won't get to reading it fast enough. In Summary: An electric read that had me hooked from the very beginning, but definitely one for mature readers. Personally, I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel. Warnings/Side-notes: This book is definitely for mature readers. There are some instances of strong language (f word) and multiple sexual references. The book isn't erotic by any means and isn't overly graphic, but is definitely more graphic than a young adult novel. Proceed with caution. The Wrap-up: I really liked this one. I'm definitely intrigued by Debra's writing style and her stories. Something tells me I'm going to cave and buy the sequel soon. Definitely recommended to fans of romantic suspense and ones who don't mind slightly questionable books. Love, Danica Page
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read - one of those books you just can't put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On to the 2nd book in the series IMPULSE ......
TashaClanton More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I thought it was well written and took the reader on a great ride. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved The Faces of Evil series. It is exciting romantic suspense writing. Unfortunately, you can only get six of the 10 books for your Nook which is extremely frustrating! I would really like to continue reading the series.
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slz52 More than 1 year ago
Debra Webb is a fantastic author, this book is a well written, edge of your seat drama. Could be more romance though.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Terri N. Book provided by NetGalley for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book When you open this book you better buckle up and hang on with both hands. Right from the start I was pulled in and couldn’t put this book down. The writing is exquisite. The emotion grabbed me and didn’t let go right up to the very end. There were no slow parts, the plot moved like a rushing river. Jess Harris is one of the most dynamic characters I’ve read in a long time. Her smart, no nonsense approach to her cases makes her vulnerable to mistakes but at the same time makes her the great detective she has become. Her compassion for the victims is obvious in the risks she’s willing to take to save them and bring their tormentor(s) to justice. With Chief Dan Burnett threatening to complicate her already complicated life, Jess tries hard to keep her emotions in check but that’s hard to do when the only man you’ve ever loved is sleeping down the hall from you. Dan is the perfect match for Jess. He’s willing to lay it on the line but at the same time he knows if he pushes her she’ll run. Being from Alabama and growing up just one town over from where most of the story took place made the locations very real to me. I loved that instead of writing part of the book from the kidnapper’s point of view, we get to read from one of the victim’s point of view. It made the terror all the more real. As the reader, you are praying with her that help will come soon. When you get to the end of this book you will be chomping at the bit for the next part of the Faces of Evil series. Ms. Webb leaves you with a cliff-hanger worthy of any crime-drama show on television. If you like thrillers, this is one book you don’t want to miss!
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This series is addictive
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livlife More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I am currently on the third book in the series. I love suspense books with an undercurrent of romance and this is the perfect book. THis is the starting story of Jess Harris and Dan Burnett high school sweethearts living in different states until Dan asked Jess to come profile a case. Story starts a bit slow but hang in there it gets better and better till you finish it and look forward to the next in the series. I would recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My obsession with this series all started with this book! I can't get enough of the faces of evil series
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
She is his Obsession. Obsession is the first book in Debra Webb’s planned twelve book Faces of Evil series. Webb crafted the series in a serial fashion; one overarching big bad (The Player) that spans all twelve books with individual perpetrators in each book. Each book brings clues to The Player but resolves the case of the week; similar to a season of a weekly television series. Obsession brings us the first introduction to The Player, a ruthless serial killer who’s gotten away with murder for years. It also introduces us to Jess Harris and Dan Burnett; high school and college sweethearts that went their separate ways but never forgot each other. The case of the week revolves around five missing girls. The Birmingham police have no leads, so Chief Burnett calls in FBI Special Agent Jess Harris as a favor. Reeling from her recent brush with The Player, Harris accepts and returns home for the first time in ten years. Working together they are able to discover the motive behind the missing girls and bring about their safe return. At the same time, we begin to learn more about The Player and his newly formed obsession with Jess. This book is fast paced. Webb is a master storyteller and manages to weave the two storylines together seamlessly. This is a strong start to a series that is only going to get better and better. The only problem is waiting between books.
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