The Obsession--A Thriller by T.V. LoCicero

Free on Amazon: 12/22-23/2012

"…both [The Obsession and Gone Girl] are pacy, gripping narratives about love grown monstrous and out of control"--Victoria Best, Tales from the Reading Room

"…not for the literary faint of heart…this is a powerful engaging story, one that followers of this particular genre would most likely enjoy."--Charlene Mabie-Gamble, Literary R&R

"…very exciting. I was hooked by the time I finished the first chapter. It is very well written, fast moving and suspenseful."--Barbara Juhl, Library Thing

The Obsession, the first entry in the Truth Beauty Trilogy, is a vibrant novel of suspense and murder, by turns intriguing and surprising, as three smart, driven people match wits with their lives at stake. When Stan, an American grad student falls for Lina, a lovely Italian scholar, his unrequited passion turns perverse. When he follows her from a mid-west college town to Bologna's ancient streets, they are joined by John, Lina's American lover and Stan's mentor. Their love-lust triangle re-ignites, and they flee and chase down the storied Italian boot to a shocking conclusion on volcanic Mt. Etna.

"I loved this novel and can't wait to read the next in the trilogy. Fascinating, complex characters, a story full of surprising twists and a genuinely shocking ending. First rate suspense."—Kate, Amazon Reviewer

"It was a good mystery and I never did guess how the ending would be played out, and that is pretty extraordinary. I am not often that much in the dark about how a book would be wound up by the author."-- Victoria Chance, Amazon Reviewer

If you're looking for a dark, edgy saga that will keep you guessing, pick up The Obsession. Then try the trilogy's Book 2, The Disappearance. With complex characters and shocking twists, it's another compelling read with a powerful payoff.

T.V. LoCicero has been writing both fiction and non-fiction across five decades. He's the author of the true crime books Murder in the Synagogue (Prentice-Hall), on the assassination of Rabbi Morris Adler, and Squelched: The Suppression of Murder in the Synagogue. His novels include The Obsession and The Disappearance, the first entries in The Truth Beauty Trilogy. Seven of his shorter works are now available as ebooks. These are among the stories and essays he has published in various periodicals, including Commentary, Ms. and The University Review, and in the hard-cover collections Best Magazine Articles, The Norton Reader and The Third Coast.

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