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Giveaway|Book Review – A Fatal Obsession by James Hayman

A Fatal Obsession by James Hayman

Published: Aug. 21, 2018 by Witness Impulse

Swathi’s rating: 4/5

Verdict: Expect some A-Class Detectives, police procedurals and a nail-biting climax.

Hey Peeps! SO, today is my stop for the blog tour of this ferocious thriller, and I’m so excited to share my experiences with you! But before that, you wanna know what A.J.Finn, the author of The Woman in the Window has to say?

“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.”

Terrific isn’t it? One of the reasons I requested this book was the plot of course! There is a stalker in loose, and a life in danger, the time is ticking. What not to like? You know what else is exciting?? There is a GIVEAWAY! Yes, you heard me right!

HarperCollins/Witness Impulse is giving away an E-Copy of The Cutting by James Hayman. Scroll down to find the link that will take you to the Giveaway page! Good Luck.


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.

Want to read more? Here’s an exclusive excerpt!

About the Author:

a-fatal-obsession-by-james-hayman-authorJAMES HAYMAN, formerly creative director at one of New York’s largest advertising agencies, is the author of the acclaimed McCabe and Savage Thriller series: The CuttingThe Chill of NightDarkness FirstThe Girl in the GlassThe Girl on The Bridge, and A Fatal Obsession.

Catch Up With James Hayman On:jameshaymanthrillers.comGoodreadsTwitter, & Facebook!


This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Harper Collins/Witness Impulse and James Hayman. There will be 3 winners of (1) copy of The Cutting by James Hayman (eBook). The giveaway begins on September 1, 2018 and runs through October 1, 2018. Open to U.S. addresses only. Void where prohibited.

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Swathi’s Review:

This book is 6th in sequel to the McCabe & Savage series. To me this is first to read Hayman’s books, and I found it to be standalone-ish. A stalker/killer is at loose. He stalks and abducts young woman who are artistic and aspiring in the field. He is obsessed with them and finally kills them. His kill count is 5 so far, and one of them was never found.

Recent victim Zoe McCabe is an aspiring actress and also the favorite niece of Detective Micheal McCabe. This provokes the detective duo McCabe and his wife-to-be Detective Maggie Savage to come rushing to New York in search of the killer. I like these two, they follow pure protocols and act fast. Well written characters that match with the pace of the story.

Coming back to Zoe the victim, there is detailed description of her abduction, the fear and despair she feels, when she comes to see her abductor. She has to stay strong and fight to keep herself alive, and that’s gonna be difficult. Her struggles are explained meticulously by the chapters that oscillating between the police trying to find her, and then back to her own abducted situation!

Though I must say, if you’re a constant reader of such thrillers, you might find it a bit of cliche, as there are some moments that happen exactly as you expect it to be. It’s the words and the narration, that solely makes the reader turn the pages to reach the chapters you’re looking for.

My thanks to HarperCollins/Witness Impulse, and the publicist for an advanced copy. Opinions are honest and unbiased, and they’re entirely my own.

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