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It's 1942 and talented young artist Emily Torrance is brutally murdered. Seventy-five years later, Jim Mercer, a reporter for the LA Times, covers a J. Paul Getty Museum showing of Emily's work and is smitten by her self-portrait. Eventually becoming obsessed with the slain artist, Mercer investigates her murder and discovers something the cops of 1942 missed: evidence of Emily's killer, but more - proof of time travel. Mercer will leap back through time to 1942 to save Emily Torrance, if she can be saved, because he's found proof his future self has already time-travelled.
©2017 Richard Keith Taylor (P)2017 Richard Keith Taylor
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By AudioBook Reviewer on 30-08-2017

one of those you can’t put it down

What would you be willing to do for your true love?  How far would you be willing to travel to save your true love?  James Mercer, an LA Times reporter is given a bread and butter piece to write about a murdered artist, Emily Torrance, from 1942.  Now, seventy years after her death, her work is being recognized.

It is during his research that James falls for Emily and discovers his connection to the night she was found viciously murdered.  James must decide what he needs to discover how to travel back to that night and save his true love and prevent her death.  Can James save her and at what cost to his future?

Richard Keith Taylor, the author, delivers a powerful tale that will hold listeners captivated.  The story line is well-developed focusing on love, murder and the cause and effect rule in the future.  Weaving his tale, Taylor plays on the emotions of his readers like a violin – never missing a beat and keeping the suspense and action moving along steadily.  His characters are well-developed and realistic.  The plot twists are well delivered and timely.

The narrator, Paul Heitsch performed the audio book professionally drawing the listener in with his talented skills of giving each character a voice.  The narration appeared to be natural and realistic.  Heitsch is definitely a “thriller” type narrator.  Excellently done, I hope to hear more works by him.

I enjoyed this thriller very much and listened to it practically non-stop.  It’s one of those you can’t put it down or you will miss something.  Definitely edge of your seat thriller!

I did not experience any difficulties with the audio production or quality of this audiobook.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 22-03-2018

A fast obsession with this time travel tale!!!!

Time travel. One of my favorite concepts. Something that captivates me whether it is on the silver screen, the boobtube, or a book. It never fails, and I am always on the look out for a good time travel story. Luckily, I found one here.

Past Obsession might seem a touch like the old Christopher Reeves time travel movie, Somewhere in time. And they do share a common link, both main characters fall in love with a woman in the past from just her photo. Beyond that the similarities end, this one has a just a bit more action, intrigue, and danger.

I always appreciate it when an author can get around paradox problems, and Taylor does this nicely too. Also, the emotions in this book run deep, and you may just find yourself falling for Emily Torrence, too. That is because they are raw unshackled emotions that come from a real place.

It doesn't hurt that Paul Heitsch narrates the heck of of this book. He is like a distant black hole that slowly draws you in. The man is absolutely made to tell this kind of noirish thriller. This story is what I call a rib sticker, because it stays with you for days after you have finished. I can honestly say, this is a book I will listen to again and again.

Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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By R Griffiths on 06-08-2018

Compelling story

I thoroughly enjoyed this. It's an unusual story, part thriller, part romance and part time travel. The time travel is cleverly done, believable, and doesn't detract from the other aspects of the book. The narration is excellent.

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By Barbs52 on 22-02-2018

A great tale

A twist in the final scenes despite anticipating the worst. I very much enjoyed this audio book.

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