Troubador Obsession

Released: 28/08/2018

ISBN: 9781789013764

eISBN: 9781789011128

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Obsession

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A novel about obsession in its many forms. 
An examination of a murder and its consequences. 
A thriller, partly based on real events,that will grip the reader with its twists and turns. 

Henry was a wealthy barrister who seemed to have it all. When the beautiful young woman, the object of his obsession, agreed to marry him his happiness seemed complete. Through his wealth he was able to spoil her completely. She could do no wrong and he loved her with an obsessive intensity. 

But Jayne had a secret. She had targeted and tricked him into the marriage purely to get the luxurious lifestyle she craved. The only love on her part was for his riches. She tolerated Henry but for her sexual needs she would look elsewhere. But one of her lovers, Jonathan Bond, became more than just a casual fling. He was wealthy, good looking and the owner of a successful night club, and when she fell for him her careful plans began to unravel. 

Having accidentally discovered the affair, Henry used eavesdropping devices to uncover what he thought were their future plans. Plans that his love for her would not let him tolerate. It was then that Henry decided to take a course of action that would have fatal consequences for them all. As a result he would be hounded by a meticulous and thorough detective who was equally obsessed with bringing Henry to justice. 

Fleeing justice Henry escaped to Marbella where he took on a new identity, forgot Jayne and started a new life. But to his horror the demons that had plagued him in England would now follow him even to this new paradise.

Tony's latest book is 'OBSESSION' which is a thriller based on his own factual experiences. It's full twists and turns involving deceit, infidelity and greed.


The beautiful cover drew me in initially. Found the plot very intriguing, when love and money combine it often creates enemies and jealousy behind to rear its ugly head as seen in this novel.

by A D (via NetGalley)


I wasn't too sure when reading the first few pages, whether I would enjoy this book, let alone the style of writing. It didn't take long before I was hooked and for me to read a book in just over a day, is saying something. Although a novel, parts were based on a true events. I tried hard to find out more on the net about some of the characters, but so far haven't found anything. Loved the cover.

by Jeanette Styles (via NetGalley)


This was very interesting to read.
Cover caught my eye and then of course story - love, money, relationships....And let's not forget the author who has a past in Special Investigation Branch and as a Private investigator.
Story sounded interesting and it was. I was intrigued. In some moments i wanted more details, but it was just some parts and nothing that big.
I think it's not the right choice if you want to read something serious and deep. But other than that - i enjoyed reading it and i was not bored. I think i will recommend this to some of my friends :)

by Norelle Lee (via NetGalley)


This was a really interesting read.

None of the characters were likeable in any shape or form. Normally for me, this means the book drags and I can’t wait for it to end. However, despite not liking anyone in this, the plot kept it going at a good interesting pace.

Jayne – a very spoilt selfish person. Obviously, she is beautiful though and this draws men to her.

Henry – whilst he was the most interesting character, he was annoying and honestly, I wanted him to grow a backbone and give Jayne a good telling off.

There are a couple of twists in this though. Jayne doesn’t have just one lover, she has two. Henry unfortunately only knows about the one and ends up targeting the wrong person.
Without giving too much away a lot of events happen and Henry ends up killing someone.
However, he isn’t as smart as he thinks and has left evidence and witnesses everywhere, so he flees the country before the police can make an arrest.

The way this ended up going is completely not what I expected.

If you read this expecting the bad guy to get his comeuppance this you might be slightly satisfied but definitely not fully. Again, I don’t want to give too much away but it was definitely not an ending I was expecting. I liked it and didn’t like it. I am still unsure about it a couple of days later.

This was a really addictive, easy read. I really enjoyed it and I would definitely read more from this genre in general. I watch so many crime shows with this topic I tend to stay away from it in books, but definitely worth a read.

by Siany M (via NetGalley)


A first novel. A story of love, deceit and above all obsession. Mr. Coster is a cracking storyteller. Let's have more please.

by Rex Plowman


Anthony F Coster

Anthony Coster was a member of the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military Police investigating serious crimes, including murder in the UK and internationally. He later became a Private Investigator dealing with commercial crime and high profile enquiries. He is the author of the non-fiction 'Security in Commerce and Industry' published by Butterworths. His latest book is based on his own factual experiences.

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