Grand Prize Winner of the 2007 Mount Arrowsmith Novel Writing Contest, Sweet Obsession is a romantic thriller. The discovery of the remains of a fifteen year-old runaway girl reunites ten summer friends for the first time in fourteen years. Alston McLeod must confront much more than being in the spotlight of a murder investigation, but must face Alka Kapoor, his summer love who shattered his world when she left him without so much as a goodbye. Entwined in a dark web of forbidden secrets, old loves are rekindled and past grudges turn into new vengeance. As the noose of evidence tightens around Alston’s lost love, his determination to prove her innocence leads him to a truth darker than his worst fears could have imagined.