Overview - "Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience." -- Suspense Magazine Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Read more...
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More About Obsessed by M. William Phelps
"Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience." --Suspense Magazine
Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-worker, Anna Lisa Raymundo. Sheila eliminated her rival in a bloody knife attack--and then turned her rage on another victim she saw as an obstacle to her passions. M. Williams Phelps recounts the riveting story of a white-collar love triangle gone horribly wrong. . .and the terrifying infatuation that drove one woman to kill.
"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers."--Allison Brennan
"M. William Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." --TV Rage Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
- ISBN-13: 9780786032464
- ISBN-10: 0786032464
- Publisher: Pinnacle Books
- Publish Date: March 2014
- Page Count: 500
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 6.87 x 4.19 x 1.43 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
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True-crime junkies will be sated by the latest thriller from Phelps (Death Trap), which focuses on an obscure and fatal love triangle that definitely proved to be stranger than fiction. It’s no mystery who savagely murdered Anna Lisa Raymundo in her Stamford, Conn., home in 2002, and soon enough, Phelps introduces the truly-bizarre Sheila Davalloo, a married woman fixated on Raymundo’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Nelson Sessler. Davalloo and Sessler were coworkers at Stamford’s Purdue Pharma when they had a brief fling. But Davalloo couldn’t accept that Sessler was no longer interested, and Raymundo’s murder was the tragic result. The routine police work undertaken to solve the case is recounted with the right amount of detail, and those wondering how a seemingly simple, if sad, story could merit the book’s length will find their patience rewarded with shocking television-worthy twists. However, Phelps is prone to overstatement at times and, in a story with inherent drama, his device of ending a chapter on a cliffhanger, only to follow it with one on a different topic, before returning to the action, may try the patience of some readers. 16 pages of photos. (Mar.)