A Fatal Obsession: A McCabe and Savage Thriller

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"James Hayman’s edgy, ingenious novels rival the best of Lisa Gardner, Jeffery Deaver, and Kathy Reichs. A Fatal Obsession is his finest to date: a ferocious live-wire thriller starring two of the most appealing cops in contemporary fiction." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

Someone’s watching...

Zoe McCabe is a beautiful young actress on the verge of stardom who has been basking in the standing ovations and rave reviews she’s been getting from critics and fans alike for her portrayal of Desdemona in an off-Broadway production of Othello. As she takes her final bows, Zoe has no idea that, seated in the audience, a man has been studying her night after night, performance after performance. A man whose carefully crafted plans are for the young actress to take a starring role in a far deadlier production he has created just for her.

Portland, Maine detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage are settling into the new rhythm of their relationship when McCabe gets a late night call from his brother Bobby that Zoe, McCabe's favorite niece and Bobby’s daughter, has suddenly disappeared. The NYPD is certain Zoe's abduction is the work of the man the tabloids have dubbed “The Star Struck Strangler,” a killer who has been kidnapping, abusing and finally strangling one beautiful young performer after another. Bobby begs McCabe to return to the New York City crime beat he’d left behind so many years ago, to work his old connections, and to help find Zoe before her time runs out. The stakes for McCabe and Savage have never been higher. Or more personal. And suddenly the race is on to stop a vicious attacker, before the McCabe family is torn apart beyond repair.

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23 reviews
Linda Strong
August 14, 2018
4.5 Stars They call him the Star-Struck Strangler. He abducts young beautiful women who are actresses, singers, anyone in the arts. So far, 5 have been found murdered, one has never been found and now Zoe McCabe, an up and coming Broadway actress has gone missing. Zoe is the niece of Detective Michael McCabe, the daughter of Mike's brother. He returns to New York, along with his partner and future wife, Detective Maggie Savage to help locate his niece .. with or without permission from the NYPD. Book Blurb -- The stakes for McCabe and Savage have never been higher. Or more personal. And suddenly the race is on to stop a vicious attacker, before the McCabe family is torn apart beyond repair. This is a super series with credible and likable characters. McCabe and Savage made a formidable team when tracking bad guys. They are both dedicated to their jobs and giving closure to victims and their families. The first part of the book takes the reader along as Zoe is abducted and meets her kidnapper face to face and the consequences it leads to. The second part of the book details how the police go about looking for a random face, a random man no one seems to know. Alternating chapters keep the reader abreast of what Zoe is doing to preserve her life and how she's fighting back. It's an interesting look at police procedures; the suspense kept me turning the pages, long after bedtime. The major twist in the story took me by surprise ... never saw it coming. I look forward to reading more of this series in the future. Many thanks to the author / HarperCollins / Edelweiss for the advanced digital copy of A FATAL OBSESSION. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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February 27, 2019
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Tracey Mangham
July 6, 2019
Hard to put down, read it quickly and now I want more!
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About the author

James Hayman is the New York Times bestselling author of the McCabe and Savage thrillers The Cutting, The Chill of Night, Darkness First, and The Girl in the Glass, which combined have sold more than half a million copies.

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