The Architect: A Novel
Title: The Architect: A Novel
Author: Keith Ablow
Discovering a link between a series of killings among the families of rich clients and a handsome architect who was hired to design their homes, forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger embarks on a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.
‘Keith Ablow is king of the psychological thriller….Ablow writes like a man possessed-with a pace so blistering the pages will all but singe your hands.’ -DENNIS LEHANE, AUTHOR OF MYSTIC RIVER West Crosse is a brilliant, strikingly handsome architect with a love of ideal beauty and a commitment to achieving it at any cost. But the rich, powerful families who engage him to design their homes don’t know his dark side: Crosse can’t stop at designing their dwellings. He needs to make their lives perfect too, even if it means a gut rehab of the family, even if the final design takes years to achieve-murdering an abusive spouse, a toxic lover, a predatory business partner or an unwanted child. As Crosse is about to embark on the master work of his creative life, the FBI puts Frank Clevenger on the case, and the ultimate cat and mouse game begins. Keith Ablow, one of the nation’s leading forensic psychiatrists, has for the last ten years been exploring the dark recesses of the criminal mind. He has interviewed dozens of murderers to find out what makes them tick. No one knows the psyche of the killer better.