A Sinister Obsession incorporates mystery, suspense, dark fiction, a paranormal female detective, a combative 1940’s style detective love story that is humorous and heartfelt, and an elusive suspect whose narcissistic obsession leads to murder and the launching of a diabolical scheme to achieve personal happiness. An integral part of the story involves a hot social issue viewed from a humanistic perspective. My expertise on societal issues and human nature arises from my career as a school psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I love to tell stories about the dark side of human nature where the villains don’t aspire for happiness through personal achievement, but rather from their demented narcissistic schemes.
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A psychopathic killer on a quest leaves behind a string of brutal
murders, and to find the Who, the police must first discover
Detective Aubrey McKenzie has been assigned to investigate the
murders. A lovely, fabulously wealthy, dark-haired Scot, whose
iron will was forged in the inferno of human tragedy, Aubrey is
stymied by the lack of solid clues. Now she must rely on her paranormal
ability to apprehend the killer—an ability that has been
invaluable in her police work but has made a disaster of her social
Fate teams Aubrey with Detective Joshua Diamond, a handsome,
talented, and compassionate man who is more than happy eating a
greasy bacon-cheeseburger and wearing clothes that should have
been thrown out with the trash. In a race against time, Aubrey and
Joshua must overcome their vast differences—and their attraction
for each other—and discover the identity of this elusive killer, and
the quest this fiend is on, before more lives are destroyed.
By L. Shirley TOP 100 REVIEWER
If you’re out of coffee and need something to wake you up, just read the first chapter of A Sinister Obsession by S.B. Redstone. Opening with jolting images of blood spurting, torture, murder and sexual abuse(and more yet to come), I would say this book is definitely not for the sensitive. But if you like a good thriller/horror detective story – and you don’t mind it sometimes being on the graphic side – with a page-turning, heart-racing chase for a serial killer akin to Jaws and Norman Bates rolled together check this one out.
I began my career, after graduating from Hunter College, as a caseworker for the New York City Department of Social Services, Protective Services, investigating the horrors of the abuse and neglect of children. After attaining master’s degrees in Social Work and School Psychology, and then completing a post-graduate education in Psychoanalytic Therapy, I became a School Psychologist in the New York City Department of Education and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in his private therapy practice on Long Island. treating adults, adolescents, children, and couples. Always striving to improve his understanding of human nature, I researched and then wrote a personal improvement book, Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies: Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning, which offers remarkable insights into behavior, societal institutions, and relationships. I have written articles on the web concerning human nature, relationships and the abuses of societal institutions, done lectures, and appeared on radio shows.
Always having a vivid imagination and a desire to write fiction, I developed my writing skills by becoming a successful writer of short stories, all of which have been published on the web and in print. As an expert in the field of human psychology, I have been able to develop realistic characters from the dark side of human nature where my villains don’t aspire for happiness through personal achievement, but rather from their demented narcissistic schemes. Many of my characters have been taken from my clinical experiences.
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