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The Analyst
The Analyst
Author: John Katzenbach
On the brink of a month-long August vacation, Dr. Frederick Starks, a New York psychoanalyst, receives a mysterious letter from someone who writes: "I exist somewhere in your past. You ruined my life. You may not know how, or why, or even when, but you did. Brought disaster and sadness to my every second. You ruined my life. And now I fully inte...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345426260
ISBN-10: 0345426266
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I'm not a huge mystery book person, mostly because it seems that many of them tell the same story with a slight twist. This is a very unique story line, well-written, intelligent, and it kept me interested. Here's a bit from another review:

From the author of a string of fine novels comes a very intelligent, turn-the-pages-as-fast-as-you-can thriller that pits a psychoanalyst against a brilliant - and deeply disturbed - villain. The premise: the villain, who calls himself Rumplestiltskin, has given Dr. Frederick Starks two weeks in which to guess his identity. If he can't guess it, Rumplestiltskin will begin killing off people close to Dr. Starks, and he'll keep killing, unless Starks kills himself.
I mean, that's one killer of a premise: find out who the bad guy is, or you'll be forced to kill yourself. And Rumplestiltskin doesn't exactly make it easy for the good doctor: a few tantalizing clues, little verses that could mean nothing, or anything, but that's it.
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A mesmerizing thriller that gives a wicked new twist to the doctor-patient relationship!