Book Review: Dark Obsessions
Are you a fan of thrillers? I like reading them once in a while, but they’re not what I naturally gravitate towards so if I’m hooked on one you know it’s good. I was hooked on Dark Obsessions by Marie Sutro the whole time.
Dark Obsessions is the second book in the Kate Barnes series, but can be read as a standalone. I didn’t read the first book and was totally fine. References are made to the first book in which Kate captured a serial killer, but you don’t need to have read it to be able to follow the second book.
In Dark Obsessions, Kate is on leave from the San Francisco Police Department to take a break from everything she went through in the previous book. She goes to a small town in Washington state to see her estranged mother and try to get some closure. While there, she stumbles upon a gruesome murder. A young woman was found mutilated and murdered in the woods. Kate had met the sheriff of the small town, Tony, before the body was found so when the body is discovered he asks Kate to help consult. Kate and Tony, with the help of some of Kate’s connections investigate to find out who is behind the murder, which leads them to uncover a larger, dark, and illegal operation.
I really liked this book and loved the partnership between Kate and Tony. I know this is a series and Kate technically lives in SF, but I hope Tony will be in future books still. My only critique of the book is that it was a little long. The storyline was great and I thought that was well-paced, but there was a lot of extra that I didn’t need – like pages of descriptions of the forest or water etc. Otherwise, I did really love the book!
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