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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (626 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keith Ablow, Keith Russell Ablow Narrator: Keith Ablow, Keith Russell Ablow Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Frank Clevenger Series Release Date: July 2003 ISBN: 9781593973223
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Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger returns in this arresting new thriller from bestselling author Keith Ablow. Having achieved celebrity status with his last case, Clevenger is tapped by the FBI to catch an elusive murderer known as the Highway Killer, who has left twelve bodies strewn across twelve states. But the Highway Killer isn't just a serial killer--he's a psychiatrist whose brilliance as a doctor is matched only by his precision as a murderer.

When he writes to a national newspaper challenging Clevenger to cure him through an exchange of open letters, a gripping public therapy unfolds. With the Highway Killer's brutality reaching new heights as he confronts his mind's darkest demons, will Clevenger exorcise those demons before they spin completely out of control?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “You can see why in certain quarters, in hopeful whispers, Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris. It's in the crisp, clean prose; the sweeping cat-and-mouse games; and the cold analysis of the brilliant, broken minds that perpetrate murder and escape capture again and again...Psychopath is a superior read. And for thirsty crime fans, that should be more than enough. Entertainment Weekly

  • Ablow, a forensic psychiatrist himself, explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt. Booklist
  • One of the genre's most intriguing protagonist....[Ablow] explores the Highway Killer in the kind of detail few novelists even attempt. Booklist
  • Only Thomas Harris does it more stylishly Kirkus Review
  • Keith Ablow's setting is the darkest of all--the twists and turns of the human mind. Harlan Coben, author of Gone for Good

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Grayson | 2/14/2014

    " One of my favorite authors in general this happened to be one of his more disturbing novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 2/13/2014

    " Dysfunctional Criminal Psychiatrist stalking serial killer psychiatrist...just good stuff. Need I say more! If this is how Dr. Ablow writes fiction he should really abandon writing any non-fiction. He does fiction better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/10/2014

    " Good read. It kept me interested. Sort of disappointed in the ending, but it seemed appropriate. I will definitely check out Ablow's other novels with Dr. Clevenger sometime in the near future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/9/2014

    " The author has a really good in depth knowledge of his characters. That comes from his forensic psychiatry background. So who really is the psychopath: son or mother or both? How could such cruelty be inflicted upon other human beings? That is a question I have asked myself since I was 11. Even though this book is fiction, these are the types of questions I asked myself throughout my reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss | 2/4/2014

    " A fast-paced and thrilling read. Ablow's novels can be classified as belonging to the more 'intelligent' stream of fiction thriller around, especially in the psychological thriller genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Meyers | 1/30/2014

    " Alot of psychology behind it ... You learn how to watch your back! whoop whoop .. now I'm not naive & nice anymore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/23/2014

    " Not one of his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricardo | 1/14/2014

    " This is far from a masterpiece, but as I continue to follow Ablow's writing, I find that he is learning to balance the tendency to lean towards too much self-insight about the main character, sometimes getting to the point of boredom. This is light reading, but good light reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randomboredom | 1/11/2014

    " Wasn't bad. Had me from the start but I found a tad loathesome at certain points. The relatioship between the main character and the leading lady was dull and totally unexciting and really seemed without true merit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 1/5/2014

    " Frank Clevenger, forensic psychologist, has more problems than the criminals he pursues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 12/24/2013

    " Suspenseful book that was hard to put down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danette | 12/21/2013

    " My favorite of the Clevenger series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanyn | 11/16/2013

    " Enjoyed this book very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Telaina | 9/27/2013

    " I read this when I had influenza and don't remember much about it, but it passed the time between coughs so harsh they almost broke my ribs. So you know, rock on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary wilcox | 9/11/2013

    " its a pretty good book keeps you interested "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 6/28/2013

    " Well written, at times disturbing & entralling novel - no 4 in Frank Clevenger series. Grim subject matter but enjoyable read I'm a fan of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/7/2013

    " Nothing cooler than a forensic psychiatrist hunting a serial killer who is a psychiatrist. I enjoyed the pace and the fact that the good guy isn't perfect and the bad guy isn't all evil. A worthy was to spend time while avoiding doing your taxes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MrsB. | 5/29/2013

    " Impressive. A thriller of a different sort. I liked the psychological parts very much, but I can imagine that readers who prefer more action won't particularly like this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ree | 3/6/2013

    " Great author if you like medical style mysteries - Patricia Cornwall style "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viccy | 2/21/2013

    " Nothing like a good psychopath to keep one turning the pages, both hero and villian. Frank is a very tormented man, addicted to sex, drugs and other vices. Ablow, himself a psychiatrist, knows whereov he speaks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Welch | 10/13/2012

    " Enjoyed the back & forth between the two therapists. My kind of book, enough real science to make the fiction fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/13/2012

    " I can't believe it took me so long to find this author, I just loved these books! I already have the next one in my gigantic TBR pile. It is now on the top. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 5/7/2012

    " I was captivated by all of this... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaxandjule | 3/21/2012

    " Great thriller. It's the first (and by far the best) in the Frank Clevenger series. Ablow did a phenomenal job with character development and suspense in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Menoni | 1/2/2012

    " This was pretty interesting. I liked the back and forth and psychoanalysis. The ending seemed kinda silly though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 10/13/2011

    " *** Well written, good pace. My only reservation is that the book ends too quickly.... by the time I got to the 2/3rds point, the book had really gotten good and then I realized that I only had about a 1/3rd left to read. It raced to the finish and left me unsatisfied and wanting more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 3/28/2011

    " Just a fair book. I never bought that the killer could be so "together" and not show symptoms, let alone be a fantastic psychiatrist. Pushing my suspension of belief too far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 3/27/2011

    " Dysfunctional Criminal Psychiatrist stalking serial killer psychiatrist...just good stuff. Need I say more! If this is how Dr. Ablow writes fiction he should really abandon writing any non-fiction. He does fiction better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 3/21/2011

    " I can't believe it took me so long to find this author, I just loved these books! I already have the next one in my gigantic TBR pile. It is now on the top. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 1/11/2011

    " *** Well written, good pace. My only reservation is that the book ends too quickly.... by the time I got to the 2/3rds point, the book had really gotten good and then I realized that I only had about a 1/3rd left to read. It raced to the finish and left me unsatisfied and wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danette | 10/6/2010

    " My favorite of the Clevenger series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanyn | 9/5/2010

    " Enjoyed this book very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne-Claire | 3/3/2010

    " Un médecin/malade ou comment être un sérial killer bien sous tous rapports... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/24/2010

    " Enjoyed the back & forth between the two therapists. My kind of book, enough real science to make the fiction fun. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emma | 12/1/2009

    " After this point, I gave up on his books completely.

    More Gary-Stu rubbish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 11/22/2009

    " This is part of the Frank Clevenger series. I loved that the protagonist (Frank) is flawed and not just from the cookie cutter variety, which is usually the norm. In this story we get to see inside the mind of the killer also, and it is surprisingly also not what you would expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 9/11/2009

    " If you're interested in psycho thrillers and mind games, this one's for you. This book just don't want to be put down, you have to read it to the end once you've started it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 7/22/2009

    " Frank Clevenger, forensic psychologist, has more problems than the criminals he pursues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 6/6/2009

    " Not one of his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayrob | 4/12/2009

    " I'm surprised this book got such good ratings. I found it predictable. The only question I had was, where and when. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparhawk | 3/7/2009

    " Enjoyed this. Realised it was a series and have had to try and get the others now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 1/5/2009

    " Suspenseful book that was hard to put down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randomboredom | 11/12/2008

    " Wasn't bad. Had me from the start but I found a tad loathesome at certain points. The relatioship between the main character and the leading lady was dull and totally unexciting and really seemed without true merit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MusicalMarian | 10/22/2008

    " This was not my normal reading choice. I asked a friend for a book, and this was what she came up with. It was good, but there was something missing. Maybe the pace could have been faster. All in all, en"grossing." "

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About the Author
Author Keith Ablow

Keith Ablow, MD, is a board certified forensic psychiatrist who has evaluated dozens of killers and testified in some of America’s most famous trials. He has written for the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times and has appeared repeatedly on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, and The O’Reilly Factor. He was the host of The Dr. Keith Ablow Show and is currently the on-air psychiatry contributor for Fox News.