Book Review #538
Title: The Obsession
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: YA, Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: February 2, 2021
A classic sort of love story… except somebody might wind up dead.
Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. Nobody. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can through her social media and watching her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called “romantic.”
But after Logan sees Delilah killing her abusive stepfather, he realizes there’s still more about her to discover. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn’t so perfect after all.
Delilah knows she should feel guilty, but all she feels is free. She’s so over the men in her life controlling her. Except Logan saw what she did, and he won’t let her forget it.
Delilah is done being the victim. And she refuses to be a character in Logan’s twisted fantasy. If Logan won’t let her go… she’ll make him.
The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto is such a thrilling read that tells the narrative of Delilah as she escaped from an abusive relationship and into another one as her high school classmate takes a liking into her. This book is fast paced and I was constantly at the edge of my seat anticipating what might happen until I inevitably reach the end.
Delilah absolutely surprised me by everything that she does. It seems she calculates her every move and at first glance, one might assume that she’s the prey but you’d be really amazed to find out who she really is and what she’s capable of. I honestly didn’t know if I should be rooting for her or the opposite but one thing I can proudly admit is that she truly is a badass who refuses to take any bullshit from anyone. Especially the men in her life who from time and time again would constantly make her life absolutely miserable.
This story is really like nothing what I initially presumed and I am really glad. This isn’t at all like a classic love story that the synopsis has stated because its so much more than that. Its such a revelling read that I would gladly experience all over again.
I would totally recommend you to read this book and support the author for writing such a suspenseful story. Its also own voices and I really like the glimpses into the own voices narrative and will await patiently for the sequel. It didn’t seem to do justice to end it like this because there were some things that were left hanging and I can’t wait to continue Delilah’s journey in the second book.