The Analyst

by John Katzenbach | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0345426274 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 1/21/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 21, 2006
From the Publisher
Happy fifty third birthday, Doctor. Welcome to the first day of your death. Dr. Frederick Starks, a New York psychoanalyst, has just received a mysterious, threatening letter. Now he finds himself in the middle of a horrific game designed by a man who calls himself Rumplestiltskin. The rules: in two weeks, Starks must guess his tormentor’s identity. If Starks succeeds, he goes free. If he fails, Rumplestiltskin will destroy, one by one, fifty-two of Dr. Starks’ loved ones—unless the good doctor agrees to kill himself. In a blistering race against time, Starks’ is at the mercy of a psychopath’s devious game of vengeance. He must find a way to stop the madman—before he himself is driven mad. .

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 07, 2011
Dr. Frederick Starks is a New York Psychoanalyst. On his 53rd birthday, he receives a note from Rumplestiltskin. In 15 days he must find out the identity of R and the reason he is out to destroy him. If he fails then R will destroy 52 of Dr. Starks' loved ones, one by one until he commits suicide.

Is this for real? Starks, a widower has led an uneventful routine life. As the days unfold it becomes all too plain how serious this threat is as Starks' bank account is rifled, his credit ruined and even his apartment destroyed. Can Starks find out who R is in time?

This is one of those thrillers that is riveting. It is definitely on my Best of 2011 list. This is the first of Katzenbach's books I have read and he is now on my TBR list. Loved it!!!!

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 12, 2012
Reading now!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 19, 2012
Dr. Ricky Starks is a psychoanalyst. His life is very predictable, always taking the same patients, walks, vacations at the same time. His wife passed away from cancer a few years ago so it's just him. On his 53rd birthday he gets a note saying that unless he finds out who sent him that note, he needs to commit suicide in 15 days or his relatives will start to get picked off. There are a few rules to the game and a lady named Virgil is sent to help "guide him to the gates of Hell" but other than that he is completely on his own to figure this out.

The game moves fairly quickly, since Ricky has only 15 days, but it gets more and more cruel which leaves you wondering why anyone would go to such trouble to try and destroy one person. The question isn't just if Ricky can figure out who is doing this to him, but what he is going to do once he finds out.

This was a captivating thriller that got even more interesting half way through the book when the book gives a twist. I'm not sure what Dr. Starks would say about the fact that I enjoyed reading about revenge. By the end of the novel though, I still wasn't sure why what happened was enough to drive the "bad guy" to ruin a whole bunch of people's lives.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 22, 2012
This book is back with me :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
taking to KY to mail to BooksnBeer who won this in the YBS swap

Journal Entry 7 by BooksnBeer at Annandale, Virginia USA on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This looks very interesting - look forward to the twists and turns.

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