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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (499 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keith Ablow, Keith Russell Ablow Narrator: Denis O’Hare Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Frank Clevenger Series Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781593977184
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West Crosse is a stunningly 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 more 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This reviewer inhaled Keith Ablow's Murder Suicide...its elaborately plotted story is a corker...Ablow explores how human emotions can enhance or destroy the creative process. USA Today

  • It appears Ablow's also been channeling another revered master of murder most foul: Agatha Christie. The elegantly complicated forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger is still front and center...It's enough to make Miss Marple proud. Entertainment Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricardo | 2/11/2014

    " Good follow up on the recurring characters, but totally lacking in the development of the villain and his credibility. Just an average read, nothing more "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/10/2014

    " not bad. some creepy moments, but not all that suspenseful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/29/2014

    " An interesting mystery in some ways, way too graphic for me in parts. I'm not really a big fan of the gruesome psychopath. Someone had recommended this author, and I've seen the author as a commentator on the news, so I thought I'd give one of his books a try. I'm good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yasser Mohamed mahmoud marwan | 1/28/2014

    " i am an aRchIteCt so i'll read this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/19/2014

    " A pretty good mystery story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/12/2014

    " Quick easy read. Didn't really expect the love interest I don't think it was needed other than that I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 12/27/2013

    " This series has probably now run it's course, this the 6th in the Frank Clevenger series wasn't bad but was probably a little too similar to the 4th book in the series Psychopath with the same plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 12/23/2013

    " Loaned to Tara. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 12/19/2013

    " Loved this book and series. I'm sad this was the last one he wrote. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 12/3/2013

    " Okay killer thriller. Slightly predictable but good overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlene | 8/17/2013

    " chilling characters but predictable "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mlmeyers7 | 4/4/2013

    " One of many books sitting on my shelves that need to be read. This is a short book that I can read during my pmp studies. The insert sounded interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 10/7/2012

    " Ick! This book was gruesome and had very disturbing images. I would NOT recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 9/21/2012

    " This book is VERY R-Rated!!!!! Do not read if you have a problem with swearing, lots of blood and gore, or mature content (you know what I mean...) But, despite all that, this book is very well written with an unforgettable bad guy. It makes you wonder whether the ends really justify the means. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 8/30/2012

    " Great description of architecture,well fleshed out characters,and a very creepy villian w/ a HUGE god complex. Finished and passed it on. Very graphic indeed. Easy to get lost in for an afternoon. Enjoy! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fairul Asannan | 8/19/2012

    " the story have no point. the killer get the kills, and the hero did practically nothing, focusing 80% of the plot on his troubled adopted son instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 8/1/2012

    " First time reading this author. Thrilled with plotting , the background information and the protagonist. The villain was unique . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 7/2/2012

    " YOWZAH!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 6/14/2012

    " I definitely liked some of this author's other works better, but this one was still good. It was a bit predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ella | 11/27/2011

    " The book was slow and plodding. The ending was a letdown. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/18/2011

    " Okay killer thriller. Slightly predictable but good overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lolliepop | 12/8/2010

    " i find it really amusing..and a little cruel~lol..but, still love it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 10/15/2010

    " Keith Ablow certainly knows how the mind of a psycopath works. After all, he is a doctor of Psychology "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 9/5/2010

    " I definitely liked some of this author's other works better, but this one was still good. It was a bit predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 6/22/2010

    " Quick easy read. Didn't really expect the love interest I don't think it was needed other than that I liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fairul | 6/14/2010

    " the story have no point. the killer get the kills, and the hero did practically nothing, focusing 80% of the plot on his troubled adopted son instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 5/13/2010

    " This series has probably now run it's course, this the 6th in the Frank Clevenger series wasn't bad but was probably a little too similar to the 4th book in the series Psychopath with the same plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/25/2009

    " An interesting mystery in some ways, way too graphic for me in parts. I'm not really a big fan of the gruesome psychopath. Someone had recommended this author, and I've seen the author as a commentator on the news, so I thought I'd give one of his books a try. I'm good.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 7/28/2009

    " This is the second Keith Ablow book I've read ... and I wasn't disappointed. Really liked the architectural twist ... "

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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.

About the Narrator

Denis O’Hare is one of today’s busiest actors in the film, television, and stage worlds. The Tony Award–winning actor is best known to television viewers for his recent work on True Blood as Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Mississippi.