The Architect

The Architect Review

West Crosse is a genius at creating spaces uniquely fitting the people who will inhabit them. The catch: he works under a shroud of secrecy, charges his clients a fortune, and then sometimes, in the most skillful and horrifying ways, he kills them...

West has the best of reasons. He's designing lives as well as homes, obliterating everything that is ugly, accidental, or ill-conceived. And with each meticulous murder he commits, he's getting better--leaving behind carved bodies that make a bone chilling statement of their own...

Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is hunting an outrageous serial killer whose victims seem to have only wealth in common. With his own life in shambles and the murderer two steps ahead of him, Clevenger can't know that the next killing ground will be the White House, where an innocent life just needs the perfect touch...

Title:The Architect
Edition Language:English

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  • Jack Heath

    3 Stars. You know the killer from the name of the book, "The Architect" and the publisher's informative description. The question outstanding, can he be caught before he kills again? His pursuer, fore...

  • Sandie

    This is my first book by this author, Keith Ablow, and it will most likely be my last. His protagonist, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger, is without doubt the most dysfunctional character in ...

  • Courtney LaSalle

    I was really excited to read this book. Gosh once I started it I wish I hadnt. Im one of those that once I start a book I have to finish it no matter what. It was slow. There wasnt enought thrill for ...

  • Mary

    West Crosse is a brilliant, handsome architect with a love of ideal beauty and a commitment to creating it at all costs. But the rich, powerful families who employ him don't realize that he has a dark...

  • Natalie

    maniac architect sounds like an interesting idea, pregnant with possibilities. Disturbed psychiatrist on the other hand - seems like a cliche at this point.I thought the father-son portion of the book...

  • Bev Taylor

    murdered bodies start appearing in the states - they appear to have been dealt with by a surgeon with the emphasis on one particular area for each frank clevenger is a forensic psychiatrist with the f...

  • Viji (Bookish endeavors)

    I loved the villain more than the hero. Did anyone else feel the same.? West Crosse is a brilliant character,complicated and intelligent. The plot is perfect and the climax was made-to-order. There we...

  • Sarah Glenn

    West Crosse is an architect par excellence, a man of enormous creative vision and sensitivity to the needs of his wealthy clients. This is especially true of the homes he designs for families - antici...

  • Richard Good

    This book was mentioned in Donald Maass' "The Fire in Fiction", a book on writing fiction, and it was used as an example of how to create an effective and believable villain. I picked up this novel as...

  • Alins

    Dr. Frank Clevenger is a forensic psychiatrist who could use a psychiatrist of his own. Oh wait, he has one. But he only has time for one visit while tracking down a serial killer who expertly dissect...