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A Perfect Obsession

(New York Confidential #2)

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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,498 ratings  ·  189 reviews
Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead.

Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've worked together on more than one
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Hardcover, 333 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Mira Books
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Linda Strong
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it

A serial killer is at large in New York City. Bodies of beautiful young women are being found in mausoleums and underground tombs. They have been stabbed int he heart, dressed in a white gown and holding a rose.

FBI Agent Craig Frasier is leading the investigation. Kieran Finnegan, a psychologist, and Frasier's girlfriend are working together. When older bodies are found, they discover that whoever the killer is .. he's been doing this for years.

And when an actress is found in a catacomb close to
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Debra
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received the book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The body of a beautiful young woman has been found in a catacomb under a church (now nightclub)by a researcher/scientist and his interns. The woman turns out to be a model who has been missing for 2 weeks. Craig Fraiser, an FBI agent has been called in to investigate the case. Kieran Finnegan is his girlfriend and a criminal psychologist who has been asked to consult on the case. This is not the first time they
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Hari
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
It's like Heather Graham's murder mystery for really, really, ridiculously good looking people. You know, I don't even think she writes them anymore. There's either a roomful of monkey ghostwriters churning them out or more likely a computer program loaded with cliches, stereotypes and a well worn template. Killer is obvious almost from the start. The only surprise here is that I actually finished it.
☕️Kimberly
3.5 another good mystery.
Katherine P
Apr 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't think I realized exactly what this one was when I requested it. Instead of a stand alone type series like her Krewe of Hunters books this is more of a continuing series featuring an Irish pub owner/psychologist and her family and an FBI agent. However while Kieran and Craig as well as the rest of the Finnegan family are actually introduced in the first book - Flawless - I didn't feel like I had come in mid-story. It read very well as a stand alone.

I liked the mystery quite a bit. It's go
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Sherry Fundin
There is never any doubt, when it comes to Heather Graham, that I will grab her book without hesitation. Even a bad book by Heather Graham is a good book and I would definitely recommend A Perfect Obsession.

Kieran Finnegan, a psychologist, also works at the family pub and shares a bed with her FBI guy, Craig Frasier. He knows to keep tabs on her because trouble seems to find her…or does she find it?

A model/actress was murdered just around the corner from Finnegan’s, but nobody thought it was con
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Donna
Apr 08, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Psychologist Kieran Finnegan and her lover FBI agent Craig Frasier are working together again to find out who is killing beautiful women in New York City. The killer poses the dead women in old cemeteries and underground crypts. Kieran's twin brother Kevin was dating one of the girls and she is afraid he will become a suspect. Craig is afraid Kieran will become a victim

This is a solid romantic suspense, although I admit I like some of Heather Graham's other series better. I like the F
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Pam
AUTHOR Graham, Heather
TITLE A Perfect Obsession
DATE READ 03/27/19
RATING 3.5/C+
FIRST SENTENCE
GENRE/ PUB DATE/PUBLISHER / # OF Romantic Suspense/2017/Brilliance Audio/8CD's
SERIES/STAND-ALONE #2 NY Confidential
CHALLENGE Good Reads 2019 Reading Goal 46/111;
GROUP READ
CHARACTERS Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's family pub; Craig Fraser/FBI agent
TIME/PLACE present/NYC
COMMENTS What I liked -- the NY setting and all the historical aspects of the city re cemeter
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Rrager15
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Be warned, anyone who gave this book a 5 star review must be related to the author. 2 stars, 2.5 at best. The protagonist is a profiler involved in a case, her FBI boyfriend is investigating, her brother is a suspect, girls go missing from her family's bar, no one outside of bar customers are suspected. The readers know who the murderer is while the main characters don't have a clue. Only mystery here is why I finished this book.
Kathy
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I won this book from goodreads.

I expected this book to be better. The story was very slow and frankly disappointing.

Some of the different characters in the book go on rants about history in New York City. I found this to be very boring and not necessary to the story.

Wouldn't recommend, there are better mystery novels out there.
Carol
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Perfect Obsession by Heather Graham
New York Confidential series Book #2
****1/2

From The Book:
Someone is murdering beautiful young women in the New York area and displaying them in mausoleums and underground tombs. The FBI is handling the case, with Special Agent Craig Frasier as lead.

Kieran Finnegan, forensic psychologist and part owner of Finnegan's, her family's pub, is consulting on the case. Craig and Kieran are a couple who've worked together on more than one occasion. On this occasion, t
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Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
More like 3.5 stars. An excellent mystery, although I did find myself wanting to throttle Kieran on more than one occasion for being so predictably hard headed.
Carolyn
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graham-heather
Oh this was good. This lady always does her historical research and does it well. Really enjoyed the details of old New York and what is hidden beneath her streets. Creepy! The murder/mystery was very well done. Yep, a good one. I hope there are more stories to come about the lovely little Irish pub and the owners, those irrepressible Finnegans!
Alison
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
I got this book as an advanced reader's copy with the understanding that I would read it and review it.

I wish I liked this book better than I did, but unfortunately, I was not satisfied with this one. While the premise is interesting, and the history behind graveyards and burials in NYC was the highlight of the story, the characters were pretty flat and the dialogue was stilted and unbelievable. Also, the main romantic theme of the book was rather nonexistent, primarily because this story build
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fleurette
Apr 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a nice but not outstanding story from Heather Graham.

In fact it is more a crime story than a romantic suspense, since there is no romance part. Kieran and Craig are already a couple, they probably had their story in the previous book which I actually didn't read. It's a pity that the author didn't use the opportunity to develop their relationship in any way like Nora Roberts does with her Eve and Roarke. This way it's much harder to attach to the characters. Although, I like the whole F
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Vickie
I much preferred the first book in the series. This review is for the audiobook. The narrator was outstanding, the book not so much. I got bored in the middle and almost didn't finish it. It could have been about 2 hours shorter. The relationship between Kieran and Craig is kind of boring. Doubt if I will try another in this series.
Books and Spoons
Apr 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Being a fan of Heather Graham's work, I get a little giddy when I open her books on my Kindle. The rush to start another action filled story is always there. A Perfect Obsession is filled with eerie and creepy imagery from the underground tombs of New York, taking the thriller to another level of danger, while the chills were running down my spine.
The suspense in the story is well built and the tension is escalating as more victims are discovered and the Finnegan family is once again right in t
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The second book in this new series is chilling and well written. Ms. Graham is an author I automatically buy and read. Her suspense ones are well thought out with disturbing killers. The books are not written from the killer's point of view so it helps to keep it from becoming too creepy.

In this one, we meet Special Agent Craig Fraiser again. He appeared in the first book as did his girlfriend, Kieran Finnegan. I like Kieran even though she works for shrinks and is one. These two are pulled into
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Kari
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'll admit to being a little reluctant to read A Perfect Obsession because I was a bit underwhelmed by the first book in the series, Flawless. I felt like the author was kind of phoning it in with that one. I ended up being pleasantly surprised at how much this second book hooked me in and made me want to keep reading. The book once again features Keiran and Craig. They met in the first book and now they are a couple. Because of their jobs, they both end up working on the case of a potential ser ...more
Dan
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Beautiful women are murdered and put on display. When an up and coming model is put on display in the catacombs of a former church turned night club, around the block from Finnegan’s the family pub, forensic psychologist Kieran Finnegan is asked to assist. Special Agent Craig Frasier is also on the case when the FBI takes over. The two have worked together and are also a couple. Although, I enjoyed the story and how it developed, it was missing something. Certainly a mystery, but less thrilling ...more
Jennifer
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it
When the body of Jeannette Gilbert is found in a recently discovered crypt under an old church, Kieran Finnegan finds herself unexpectedly drawn into the investigation. Kierans’ family owns the Finnegan’s pub which is located directly behind the church turned nightclub. What she doesn’t realize at first is that her twin brother Kevin is Jeannette’s “mystery lover”. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Special Agent Craig Frasier of the FBI is assigned to the case, and Kieran and her employers are called in ...more
William Richardson
I really like Heather's books. Besides the suspense, she does a good job with the history of whever she is writing about. Her characters are very likeable and she keeps the suspense going right to the last chapter.
Kristin
Not my favorite, I kind of figured out who the bad guy was pretty early in. I prefer the Krewe Of Hunters series a little more although I do like the characters.
Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
3.5 stars.

A Perfect Obsession kept me involved and guessing almost until the end the book. Graham knows how to start with a bang and maintain the suspense; her pacing is excellent and her storytelling compelling. The main characters, Kieran and Craig, are engaging and make a good investigative partnership, even if Craig would prefer keep Kieran out of his cases. The plot, while not exactly original, offers more than enough suspects and an appropriately frustrating lack of useful clues to keep me
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J
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not realistic, too predictable, too many characters/suspects, lame climactic scene towards end. Waste of time.
Angel M.
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found myself drifting more often than not throughout this story. It has too much romance for my taste and it derailed the crime thriller part. I prefer her series with the ghosts.
Kennedy
May 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
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DP Lyle
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heather Graham is a prolific writer. That is without question. And she has an incredible talent for plotting compelling stories that are filled with twists and turns and romance and suspense and all the things that go into great storytelling. A Perfect Obsession is yet another example of her incredible abilities. In this story pub owner and forensic psychologist Kieran Finnegan consults with FBI Special Agent Craig Fraser to investigate a series of murders perpetrated by a serial killer who is o ...more
Anita
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
I liked the first in this series..but this one just seemed almost juvenile in character development, dialogue and plot. A character's girlfriend is murdered and he seems almost completely devoid of feeling or even curiosity about the murder and murderer. The two main characters don't seem intelligent enough to excel at their jobs...and everything is just too neat at the end.
Robin
May 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Uck! Main characters were sappy. Left a bad taste in my mouth.
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria
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New York Confidential (4 books)
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