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Publisher's Summary

Set at the turn of the century, this is one of Catherine Cookson's most unusual novels, powerfully portraying a woman dangerously driven by desire and ambition.

©1995 Catherine Cookson (P)2014 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues.... In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory." (Helen Dunmore, The Times)

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I couldn’t pull away from this gripping tale

Once again Catherine Cookson has another wonderful adventure and suspense. I do like the ups and downs.

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Vintage Cookson



This is just another example of Catherine Cookson’s masterful story telling,complete with a feeling of wanting more.As though I couldn’t bear the story to end

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Fascinating from beginning to end.

Catherine Cookson is one of my favorite authors and I loved this story as much as her others.

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Throughly enjoyable

This is a lovely book! Enjoyed it totally. Have been a Cookson reader many years and as always she delivered!!!

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Brilliantly Brings the characters alive!

enjoyable and warming story. narrator's performance was the best! a worthwhile bed time story. thrilling!

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Loved it

Excellent all the way around. Hope more Catherine Cookson audio books will become available in the US.

Great story, well narrated. A true pleasure to listen to.

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  • Doglover
  • 08-11-18

The Obsession

This was a great story and narrated excellently and with passion by
Susan Jameson. Have read Catherine Cookson books over the years, but have enjoyed the Audible version bringing the story to life.

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  • Kay Robinson
  • 09-19-17

obsession

loved this story very well read the right tone of voice can imagine being there

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-07-16

has the appeal of a Cookson novel but slow to star

liked it but not as gripping as some of her novels. it was slow to start and the characters slow to develop.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-22

Catherine cookson

loved it as with all her books you can't put down once started you can picture it clearly in your head

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  • Mrs. I. Landless
  • 03-22-22

Great Read

Absolutely loved it from beginning to end. l have always loved Catherine Cookson books. Highly recommend.

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  • Suzanne Sargent
  • 01-16-22

The Obsession

All of Catherine Cookson’s books are well worth the read, this one being no exception!
As always the story get’s you gripped from the very first,to the last chapter!
5* rating given. Enjoyed it immensely!
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  • V_Nerdbooks
  • 12-17-21

The Obsession

loved it .very good narrated what a women will do to get her man

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  • Rachel
  • 07-14-20

excellent read

Another great Catherine Cookson read. All the usual twists and turns and you're never quite sure where it's going which makes you want to listen to the next chapter...

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  • Myriamb8
  • 07-14-19

Good old-fashioned Catherine Cookson

The narrator is as always excellent (Susan Jameson). Enjoyable story, felt like a real Catherine Cookson, gritty and engrossing, genuine characters.

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  • Isobel
  • 04-18-19

usual satisfying story from the Cookson collection

Very Wuthering Heights brought forward in time.
Easy listening if you dont mind Susan Jamieson.

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  • Lili Hampel
  • 05-09-19

Great narration

I love listening to Susan Jameson. Such a pleasure. I’m also a fan of Catherine Cookson so overall a very enjoyable audio book.