Book Reviews of The Architect (Frank Clevenger, Bk 6)

The Architect  (Frank Clevenger, Bk 6)
The Architect - Frank Clevenger, Bk 6
Author: Keith Ablow
ISBN-13: 9780312939717
ISBN-10: 031293971X
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I was not as pleased with this one as I was with 'Psychopath'. It seemed to run a little slower or something. Perhaps it was all the problems the hero himself has ?/?. But after you finish the book it all kind of makes sense. As a last thought, though I will try another and see how that one goes.
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Creepy bad guy. Loved it.
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This is a typical Ablow, with a complex and creative bad guy and a heart-wrenching peek into Clevenger's relationship with his son Billy.
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I love this series - gritty and clean.
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Keith Ablow's latest in the Clevenger series. Perfectly believable, educational, and wildly suspenseful.
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The author is a forensic psychologist who weaves a very original suspense novel that is hard to put down.
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Even though you know who the killer is from page 1 you just can't put this one down! very good!!
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West Crosse is beyond insane. He is an architect who designs homes based on what kind of family you should have not what you do have even to the extent of murdering someone to make the dynamics work as he sees it. He has murdered seven people so far and FBI psychiatrist Dr. Clevenger is investigating each death and searching for clues as to why they were murdered and who could have done it.

Dr. Clevenger has many personal issues going on at the same time he is hunting this serial killer. His adopted son is arrested on drug and battery charges. Dr. Clevenger himself is an alcholic on the wagon with major girlfriend issues.

This is a very suspenseful and well written psychological mystery that grabs you from page one and just doesn't let go. I literally couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. Keith Ablow is a fantastic author.
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If you've never read this author, give him a try. If you're familiar with Frank Clevenger, this is another good story. Poor Frank is trying to stop a serial killer, get sober for good, and be a parent to an adopted son.
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West Crosse is a genius at creating spaces uniquely fitting the people who will inhabit them. The catch: he works under a shroud of secrecy, charges his clients a fortune, and then sometimes, in the most skillful and horrifying ways, he kills them.
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good story about a murderer - fast read
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The Frank Clevenger books are always worth a read and this one does not dissapoint. I've enjoyed them all and will be ready for the next one.
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Another good Frank Clevenger tale, though not my favorite. Worth the read though.
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Forenic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is hunting a killer who not only designs the homes for his clients but makes them his victims.Its Keith Ablow therefore its awesome
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West Crosse is a brilliant, handsome architect with a love of ideal beauty and a commitment to creating it at all costs. But the rich, powerful families who employ him don't realize that he has a dark side: Crosse can't stop at designing their homes, he must make their lives beautiful as well.

To Crosse, that means murdering abusive spouses, a toxic lover, predatory business partners or anyone else who doesn't fit with his ideal of perfection. As Crosse begins his master work, the FBI's Frank Clevenger begins the ultimate cat and mouse game. I enjoyed this book and give it an A+!
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This story scared the begeeeezuz outta me!!! Very Good!!! Author knows more about anatomy than all docs on ER! I would read/listen to this guy again! Just not alone or in the dark! :)
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Not as spooky as the earlier books in the series, this one features a memorable murderous bad-guy. Themes drawn from current events include the president's membership in a creepy Yale University club. Interesting developments in Clevenger's and Billy's lives are explored, too.
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6th in series. Complex story, but probably my least favorite book in this series so far.
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This is the first one of his I have read and I am off to order another. This book was wonderful. Serial killer book!
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It's easy to build a house of your dreams out of a mess. Why not build a family of your dreams out a mess. The Architect will do it all - even if you don't.
A good read - A good mystery.
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Another excellent psychological thriller by Ablow. I was engrossed til the very end!
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Ablow is new to me but has a very good book.
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I enjoy reading Keith Ablow books. This is another exciting one.
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I really like this author.
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Great book! Very suspenseful.
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Ablow's Frank Clevenger series began with an appearance by this forensic psychologist back in 1998 in Denial. In every subsequent book, we get a great thriller story interspersed with Clevenger's own personal trials, and THE ARCHITECT is no different.

The main storyline of this book, that of an architect who believes he's doing God's work by reshaping the lives of the people he builds houses for, is definitely overshadowed by the story of Clevenger himself. His own battle with alcoholism (reminiscent of that of Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder), his on-again-off-again very realistic relationship with his FBI girlfriend, and the tightrope he walks with his adopted son, Billy, take front row.

Although the bad guy in this book keeps the story fresh and the plot intense, to me it was the underlying story of Clevenger and his life that held my real interest. I was left at the last page not with the feeling of "good, the bad guy is dead," but that of "what's going to happen to Billy?"

I guess you could say I'm hooked.
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Bit of a downer ending. As usual, the villain takes the cake.
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Ablow's Frank Clevenger series began with an appearance by this forensic psychologist back in 1998 in Denial. In every subsequent book, we get a great thriller story interspersed with Clevenger's own personal trials, and THE ARCHITECT is no different.

The main storyline of this book, that of an architect who believes he's doing God's work by reshaping the lives of the people he builds houses for, is definitely overshadowed by the story of Clevenger himself. His own battle with alcoholism (reminiscent of that of Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder), his on-again-off-again very realistic relationship with his FBI girlfriend, and the tightrope he walks with his adopted son, Billy, take front row.

Although the bad guy in this book keeps the story fresh and the plot intense, to me it was the underlying story of Clevenger and his life that held my real interest. I was left at the last page not with the feeling of "good, the bad guy is dead," but that of "what's going to happen to Billy?"

I guess you could say I'm hooked.
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Forensic psychitrist Frank Clevenger tracks and traces another serial killer, while trying to get a grip on his own personal problems. Descriptions of "the architect"'s house designs are an interesting sidelight.
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EXCELLENT BOOK !!! I have read all of Keith Ablow's books and this is the BEST ONE! I also thought Murder Suicide was very good. I stumbled onto this author by chance and am glad I did..... his books are great reads! If you have NEVER read his books & really love suspense then you need to grab this book!!! LOVED IT!!!
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This is the audio book that hooked me on Keith Ablow stories. Loved the Architect. "An absolutely chilling premise and chilling to the end". Catherine Crier.