By Keith Ablow
St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312323929, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2005
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 secretly 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 or his creative life, the FBI puts Frank Clevenger on the case, and the ultimate cat and mouse game begins.
Early Praise for The Architect:
"Keith Ablow's The Architect is original, well written, and very suspenseful. West Crosse is a complex, unforgettable bad guy. " - James Patterson, New York Times Bestselling author of Cat and Mouse
"A compelling story about passion and intelligence, and when faced with extreme decisions, how fine is the razor's edge between sanity and madness. " --Anne Perry, New York Times Bestselling author of No Graves Yet
For Murder Suicide:
"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 reverd master of murer most foul: Agatha Cristie. The elegantly complicated forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Clevenger is stilll front and center...It's enough to make Miss Marple proud."-Entertainment Weekly
"You can see why in certain quarters, in hopeful whispers, Ablow is compared to Thomas Harris . . . "-Entertainment Weekly
"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