A Sinister Obsession

A Sinister Obsession

by S. B. Redstone


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A psychopathic killer on a quest leaves behind a string of brutal murders, and to find the Who, the police must first discover the Why...

Detective Aubrey McKenzie has been assigned to inves-tigate the murders. A lovely, fabulously wealthy, dark-haired Scot, whose iron will was forged in the inferno of human tragedy, Aubrey is stymied by the lack of solid clues. Now she must rely on her paranormal ability to apprehend the killer-an ability that has been invaluable in her police work but has made a disaster of her social life.

Fate teams Aubrey with Detective Joshua Diamond, a handsome, talented, and compassionate man who is more than happy eating a greasy bacon-cheeseburger and wear-ing clothes that should have been thrown out with the trash. In a race against time, Aubrey and Joshua must overcome their vast differences-and their attraction for each other-and discover the identity of this elusive kill-er, and the quest this fiend is on, before more lives are destroyed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626940468
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

S. B. Redstone began his writing career writing short stories that were published on the web and in print. As a school psychologist and licensed clinical social worker in private practice, he wrote a book on human nature and relationships (as Steven Rosenstein, LCSW, MS), Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies: Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning. Redstone loves to tell stories where he can weave social issues into the plot, while delving into the dark side of human nature where the villains don’t aspire for happiness through personal achievement, but rather from their demented narcissistic schemes. He resides with his lovely wife in New York and Florida.

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A Sinister Obsession 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book to give an honest review. *MAY CONTAIN SPOILER* After reading the blurb I just knew this book was the book for me. I love anything to do with cops, murders, suspense, mysteries I mean the list could go on. With A Sinister Obsession we follow Detective Sergeant Aubrey who literally wants to find this killer who has decided to take it upon herself to right the wrongs of the past.  This is where literally a crazy person has determined that the past will come back and haunt you.  I like my female cops to be strong, very in your face I am not backing down, can hold their own, doesn't care about the consequences of their actions. And Aubrey was like that for me, that was until she met another Detective. Detective Joshua becomes involved with the case and Aubrey and Joshua have feelings for each other. But before they can fully explore how they truly feel there is a killer to catch before more people die. Now Aubrey doesn't let people in because she has a gift, and everyone already labels her as a witch. And no this is far from the witchy paranormal stuff.  For me when Aubrey met Joshua she seemed to change a bit in her personality. I understood that Joshua was breaking down the walls that Aubrey had up. But for me she seemed to be stuck on how he felt about her that sort of thing and feeling bad that he was mad at her.  For example, there was a scene within the story where Aubrey wanted answers as to find this person who was killing. She wasn't getting answers and knowing she could hold her own she was baiting the guys to do something. When she showed off her skills, Joshua got all upset over it. Like WHAT? I mean really? She just showed the guy that she was getting answers. Do I believe in police brutality no! But she was going to need to catch this killer and they weren't giving up anything. Now if you are not into the gory type murder mysteries than beware. There is some gory parts with the murders that occur and it is not for the faint of heart. But it did well within the story. The author did a great job with the police procedures of how things were moving along.  I would for sure want more mysteries solved by Detective Aubrey if she could still be herself.  
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carrie-Jane White for Readers' Favorite A Sinister Obsession by S.B. Redstone consists of murder and love in one neatly wrapped package. It follows Detective Aubrey McKenzie, a cop with a unique gift, as she follows the stench of evil. The killer uses multiple pseudonyms to achieve a macabre goal. This, in itself, causes frustration between Aubrey and her teammate, Josh. Their attraction to one another only serves to complicate the situation further when Aubrey unleashes her temper. George and Ann Marr are the first to die and from there the killer's sad tale and the resulting obsession is revealed. S.B. Redstone has written a surprisingly complex story of one person's quest for acceptance and love. The range of personalities of the main characters is vast and this makes A Sinister Obsession an interesting and well-researched read. It often made me wonder, 'Okay, Aubrey, what have you got for me now?' She is definitely one feisty female! You can't help but sympathise with her co-workers at times. She may just have you rolling your eyes with exasperation, too. Her teammate, Josh, does a great job of keeping her on the straight and narrow. The romance between the two protagonists complements the acts of the killer. It softens the pace of the action at key moments nicely. A Sinister Obsession is a novel that could keep some readers up at night because of the graphic nature of the crimes. But, I didn't find them offensive or over the top. They were necessary to inform readers of just how wicked and depraved the killer is. A Sinister Obsession makes for good reading, just right for lovers of paranormal mysteries.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Detective Aubrey McKenzie is known as the Ice Princess. She’s tough, tenacious, wealthy, and doesn’t entangle her work and personal lives. She also has an ability which no one else knows of – she can read thoughts. Thrust into a multi-jurisdictional nightmare of a case, she must use all of the assets at her disposal to catch a psychopath hell-bent on fulfilling their twisted goal. Throw Aubrey together with Detective Joshua Diamond, and she will have more on her hands than just the killer. A SINISTER OBSESSION is a thrilling novel of epic proportions. The characters were very well developed and the twisted motivations of the killer were brilliant. Being from Maryland I know some of the geographical details were a little off (poetic license perhaps), but it didn’t detract from an enthralling tale. The addition of Aubrey’s telepathy was an interesting twist, both helping and hindering her private and professional lives. A SINISTER OBSESSION really brings the nature vs. nurture & genetic root of evil debates to life. I’d definitely be interested to see another mystery with Detectives McKenzie and Diamond. A SINISTER OBSESSION is truly gruesome and sinister!