The Analyst

The Analyst

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'Happy fifty-third birthday, Doctor. Welcome to the first day of your death. You ruined my life. And now I fully intend to ruin yours. 'You have exactly one fortnight, starting tomorrow morning at 6 a.m., to discover who I am. When you succeed you must purchase one of those tiny ads at the bottom of the New York Times front page, and print my name there. 'If you do not succeed, then . . . you will take note that the second sheet of this letter contains the names of fifty-two of your relatives. If you are unable to purchase the ad as described, then you will have this choice: kill yourself immediately or I will destroy one of these innocent people.' Until the moment he opens the letter, New York psychologist Dr Frederick Starks has led a quiet and, so he believes, blameless life. He has no idea why he's being judged by this unknown tormentor a former patient - who then lethally begins to demonstrate the potential of his, or her, threats. As the layers of Starks's carefully constructed life are stripped from him, he quickly finds himself a powerless pawn in a psychopath's devious game of vengeance.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 40mm | 340.19g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 0552150215
  • 9780552150217
  • 2,152,274

Review quote

"'Tautly paced with impeccable timing...vivid prose and expert plotting'" * Washington Post * "'This masterfully told thriller is impossible to put down and equally impossible to forget'" * Library Journal * "'A thriller that starts at a gallop and then gets even faster...even if you're not a regular thriller reader, give The Analyst a try. Be warned however, it is seriously addictive stuff'" * Sunday Express * "'An unconventional and beautifully constructed thriller that constantly engages and surprises'" * Irish Independent *show more

About John Katzenbach

John Katzenbach is the author of nine novels: the Edgar Award-nominated In the Heat of the Summer and The Shadow Man, The Traveller, Day of Reckoning, Just Cause, State of Mind, Hart's War, The Analyst and The Madman's Tale. He has been a criminal court reporter for The Miami Herald and Miami News. He lives in western Massachusetts.show more

Rating details

22,500 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 41% (9,303)
4 36% (8,131)
3 17% (3,802)
2 4% (986)
1 1% (278)
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