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What Comes Next

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A heart-stopping psychological thriller about the race to save a young woman from the hands of a sadistic couple who broadcast terror in real time.

A retired university professor is diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease that will lead him to lose his memory and die within a few years. On his way home from the doctor’s office, he witnesses a pretty young girl being kidn
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Mysterious Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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Franco  Santos
Es el libro más pesado de Katzenbach y a su vez el más psicológico y oscuro. Es una buena novela, se me hizo bastante densa en algunas partes, no obstante, transmite muchos sentimientos. También tiene un carácter inquietante; te sentís sucio por leer algunas de las partes más intensas.

El final es excelente. Me encantó.
Marcelino
Dec 20, 2016 Marcelino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
YOU DID IT AGAIN JOHN!. Me encantó, este libro fue una montaña de emociones increíble.
El tema de la pornografía es algo muy delicado para tocar en un libro, ya que puede rozar el límite de lo grotesco y salirse de contexto, pero John supo como manejarlo para que sólo fuese interesante. Él se enfocó en ver la conducta humana tanto en la situación de víctima, victimario y consumidor. Aunque el libro es pesado se debe a que no es acción tras acción tras acción sino que explora la parte psicológica
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Paula
Aug 19, 2014 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo peor de este libro es que la historia que cuenta lamentablemente pasa y mientras escribo esta reseña muchas páginas, a las que no tenemos acceso, de pedofilia o tortura siguen funcionando en el sumbmundo de internet, como dije el tema de internet me hizo acordar a la deep web y pongo todas las fichas que Katzenbach se inspiró en eso y mas cuando se habla del cambio de la ip, tambien me pareció excelente que haya puesto los puntos de vista de los espectadores que son la razón por la cual pasan ...more
Tânia Tanocas
Feb 28, 2015 Tânia Tanocas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-2015
Cada vez mais a tecnologia está a avançar, por um lado é bom facilita-nos imenso o nosso dia-a-dia, mas por outro, há-de haver sempre gente que se aproveita do progresso para fazer mal. E este livro retrata isso mesmo.

Para mim foi uma leitura repugnante, porque o autor consegue mesmo levar o leitor a sentir-se impune perante alguns relatos. Mas o que mais me repudiou foi o saber que existe por este mundo fora, pessoas que compactuam com todo este mal, pessoas que têm também elas uma família, ou
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Yelania Nightwalker
No había leído nada de este autor, aunque ya me habían recomendado algunas de sus novelas, así que ahora que lo he hecho, no puedo más que estar encantada de conocerlo.

Adrian Thomas, un profesor de psicología, con más de 60 años y una enfermedad degenerativa que le llevará a perder la memoria y en pocos años, sobrevendrá la muerte. Sale del consultorio de su médico con una receta llena de medicamentos que no quiere tomarse y la determinación de poner fin a su existencia, hasta que se topa con el
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Carrie
Jul 10, 2013 Carrie rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book. I thought the idea behind the book was solid and intriguing; unfortunately I felt the book fell far short from being a great read. The general plot is about a professor, suffering from a degenerative disease, who witnesses a kidnapping and becomes determined to help find the missing girl before his mind devolves completely. I thought the story had a great deal of potential and started strong. As the story progressed though, the main intriguing elements of the s ...more
Mariana
Jun 03, 2015 Mariana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tinha perfeita noção que ia ser um livro pesado, cheguei até a pensar em pousá-lo mas não o fiz. Gostar deste livro e ao mesmo tempo odiá-lo pelo que acontece. Não sei realmente o que dizer.
Katie Kenig
Sep 26, 2013 Katie Kenig rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, suspense
Never underestimate the determination of a former psychology professor, even if he has started to lose his marbles, like Adrian. He's finally gone to the doctor to see what's going on, after having a long conversation one night with s dead wife. It all seemed perfectly ordinary until she vanished, and he remembered she had run her car into a tree some time ago. After learning that he has a rare brain disease that will rob him of his faculties and replace them with hallucinations, he comes home t ...more
Inge Onetto
Aug 24, 2013 Inge Onetto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perversión que te agarra de comienzo a final. Una realidad paralela que perfectamente podría estar ocurriendo ahora y es horrible pensarla siquiera, pero existe.
Como también hay personas como el profesor Thomas, que te devuelven la fe en el ser humano. Lo increíble de Katzenbach es cómo describe todo. Las alucinaciones, los fantasmas familiares que acompañan al profesor, sus ataduras y vuelta al presente, y el proceso demencial que finalmente va invadiendo todo. Con su imperiosa necesidad de s
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Eliana Castillo
Feb 08, 2017 Eliana Castillo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: febrero-2017
Mi reseña en el enlace: http://estadolector.blogspot.com.co/2...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk2-_...

Este libro me gusto bastante, por primera vez vemos en un libro de Katzenbach los distintos puntos de vista de un secuestro de este tipo, desde la víctima, los secuestradores, el que buscara su rescate y la burocracia poco efectiva de la policia; encontramos el alcance que tiene la red y como las manos criminales y psicópatas pueden aprovecharlas, me convenció y sorprendio su final LO RECOMIE
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madametschenni
Nov 06, 2014 madametschenni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ich kann diesem Buch leider nur 1 Stern geben, da ich es nach der Hälfte abgebrochen habe & es mich wirklich überhaupt nicht erreicht hat. In "Das Opfer" von J. Katzenbach, mochte ich seinen Schreibstil (trotz einiger Längen) sehr. Bei diesem Buch allerdings fehlte mir jegliche Spannung & es war einfach extrem langatmig. Ganz besonders der Professor & seine Handlungen erschienen mir sehr unglaubwürdig. Und immer wenn wieder ein Kapitel über ihn kam, musste ich mich durchringen weiter ...more
Katsumi
Jun 26, 2012 Katsumi rated it really liked it
"What Comes Next" includes what I would call pyscho drama in describing a far out but entirely believable story of the extremes of our Internet age.Pornography, thanks to the Internet, has gone mainstream. It’s everywhere. Parents must teach small children how to deal with the explicit images so easily available via home computers.

I think Katzenbach has contemplated our increasingly decadent society and been inspired to write the first great porn novel: not a glorification but an angry vision
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Gatorman
Jun 19, 2012 Gatorman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly gripping and suspenseful thriller from Katzenbach, one of the more underrated authors out there. This tale of abduction, fascination with Internet perversion and a man's struggle to do what's right while fighting his own limitations is an outstanding example of the genre, with characters that you actually care about what happens to. Sad and exhilarating at the same time, it had me on the edge of my seat for the last 100 pages. A totally satisfying ending wraps the whole thing up. Ve ...more
Majo's Library.
A towering novel, leaves a lasting impact on the reader. This is a monumental thriller in wich the tormented profesor Adrian Thomas is (again) a truly hero.
♥ Marlene♥
Apr 12, 2017 ♥ Marlene♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, thriller, kindle
This was my third Katzenbach book in a row and I very much enjoyed this one. I really enjoyed the "ghosts that were helping the older man who was suffering from a very fast working dementia but was also trying to find a missing girl who was kidnapped under his eyes.

What I also liked is the end. As a realist I like stories where it is not all roses and lovely dohoo but fun, love but also boredom and anger if you catch my drift.
This book was a very good one so I very much enjoyed the ending.

So gla
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Karla Acuña
Mar 25, 2017 Karla Acuña rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Me ha encantado este libro. Me gusta como el autor nos da varios puntos de vista. El de los psicópatas, el de la víctima, el de los buenos(y el no tan bueno) y el de los que pagan para ver "whatcomesnext". Me gusta que explote todas las versiones.

Es un thriller ligero. Tal vez me pareció que se podía explotar hacia algo más Creepy, pero creo que no debemos juzgar a los libros por lo que nosotros esperamos y apreciar lo que el autor nos quiere contar.

El final me ha encantado. Uffff ese final es
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Ann Collette
Jul 15, 2012 Ann Collette rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book a great big overly intellectualized, extremely repetitive bore. An elderly professor who's been diagnosed with a disease that will eventually destroy his memory witnesses the kidnapping of a 16 year old runaway girl by a male/female team who intend to exploit the horrors they intend to inflict on the girl live on the internet. The old guy is falling apart mentally yet, with the help of a sex offender, manages to locate where the girl is being held with relative ease and rescues ...more
Tony
Aug 19, 2014 Tony rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
WHAT COMES NEXT. (2012). John Katzenbach. **.
There’s a good reason I tend to avoid best-selling ‘thriller’ novels. They try to reach further and further into the blackest depths of the human psyche to find ways to describe their latest villain. In this novel, we meet a college professor who has just been told that he has Lewy body dementia. This is a rare form of dementia that doesn’t respond to many known drugs and which leads, inexorably, to both short term and long-term memory loss. While wal
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Beatriz
Sep 06, 2015 Beatriz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen libro, a la altura de “El Psicoanalista”; personalmente incluso lo encontré mejor. Quizá el principio un poco lento debido a las extensas descripciones de las alucinaciones que sufría el personaje principal lo que le quita un poco el ritmo a la lectura, pero también necesarias ya que justifican su accionar. Realmente bien trabajado el argumento, logrando sorprender al lector en la resolución de un caso en el que no había por dónde empezar. Sin embargo y asumo que debido a la temática, a ...more
Jette
May 18, 2013 Jette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Das Buch war sehr langatmig. Die ersten paar Seiten war es noch spannend allerdings verflog die Spannung ziemlich schnell, da einfach nichts neues passiert ist. Die Geschichte hätte man locker in 200 Seiten weniger aufschreiben können. Trotz allem gefiel mir der Charakter des Professors. Ein weiteres Buch von John Katzenbach werde ich wohl nicht lesen.
Desireé
Dec 28, 2016 Desireé rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
HOLY SHIT.
Abrazando Libros
Luego de leer Un final perfecto y La Historia del Loco, decidí que debía apoderarme de El Profesor. Las críticas habían sido estupendas, y no dudaba de la veracidad de dichas opiniones. Hasta el momento John Katzenbach no me ha decepcionado, y ésta no fue la excepción.

El libro está narrado en tercera persona omnisciente, y cuenta la historia de varios personajes a la vez. Todo gira alrededor de Jennifer, una adolescente de dieciséis años que decide huir de casa y es raptada en el proceso. Creo,
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Paul
Mar 15, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of Psychological Thrillers
Shelves: thrillers

John Katzenbach - 'What Comes Next'

I don't know if i could say i enjoyed this book, but i can say i liked it. It is a well written, suspenseful, tense psychological thriller. I remember thinking half way through that it reminded me of witnessing a train crash, in slow motion. You want to tear your eyes away, but you cannot because it is so compelling. I wondered how many would walk away from the inevitable collision.
A 'Miss Marple' tale this is not. It's disturbing & the tension builds pro
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adam-p-reviews
I decided to read this book on the recommendation of my girlfriend whom loves John Katzenbach because of his descriptive writing style and the tension he builds in his novels. The fact that she has read most of his novels made me really excited to read this book as I’d never really read a psychological or crime novel before.


The novel is based around two main characters Jennifer and Adrian. They are two very different people whom live in the same small academic town in New England. Adrian is an a
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Sandra
Eigene Meinung:

Cover: Für einen Thriller passendes Cover. Alle Katzenbachs sind im gleichen Design gehalten: Schwarzer Untergrund. Auch dazu passt dieses Buch. Es geht um ein festgehaltenes Mädchen. Die Hände könnten aber auch Männerhände sein oder eher von einer älteren Frau, aber wir wollen ja nicht kleinlich sein. Ich mag es nur, wenn das Cover etwas vom Inhalt wiederspiegelt.

Inhalt/Geschichte: Das Buch brauchte bis zur Hälfte, um auch nur etwas Spannung aufzubauen. Davor plätscherte alles so
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Phoebe
Apr 22, 2011 Phoebe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Der Professor" ist wirklich angenehm zu lesen und wenn man erst einmal mitten drin ist, lässt auch die Spannung nichts zu wünschen übrig. :)
Der Erzählstil erhöht die Spannung durch die Perspektivensprünge. Nach jedem Kapitel kommt quasi ein "Cut" zu einer der anderen Personen und wie es gerade mit Jennifer, Adrian oder Terri weitergeht, erfährt man erst nach ein paar Kapiteln.
Sehr gelungen finde ich die (sehr zentrale) Einarbeitung unseres High-Tech-Zeitalters, mit Webcasts und allem drum dran.
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Samuel R. Colletto, Jr.
Jun 19, 2015 Samuel R. Colletto, Jr. rated it did not like it
Shelves: could-not-finish
Stopped after 45 pages.

This is so painfully overwritten that it managed to transform my positive mood into an enraged one every time I picked it up. Mostly, I was heavily editing, so much so that I completely became indifferent to the story. I just can't fathom how such a book came to be published without being placed in front of an editor, or so it seemed. Its page total is 448, which, without hyperbole, could be condensed to maybe 300 or less; I base that on the amount of editing I did during
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Kelly
Apr 04, 2015 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Para ser el primer libro de este autor que leo no está mal, pero tantas cosas buenas escuchadas de él me hicieron elevar un poco las expectativas.

La historia es buena y oscura, y aunque no es la primera vez que leo algo de secuestro y pornografía este tema sigue sorprendiendome.
El libro está contado por un narrador, lo cuál nos permitió conocer y sentir los pensamientos y sentimientos de cada personaje, eso me gustó, porque siento que para este tipo de historia es necesario entender las acciones
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Cat
Oct 28, 2013 Cat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read Katzenbach in a while, but this newly released title did NOT disappoint!

Katzenbach's tale is a horrible one - the story line (kidnapping & online porn) will offend more sensitive readers - but his charachters are believeable. His look into the mind of a person on the edge of early onset dementia seems realistic. And while the story seems a bit out there, it's easy to understand the likelihood of something as horrible happening in today's world.

The suspense was "edge of your s
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SinEdad
Jan 17, 2017 SinEdad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro que sin duda te atrapa desde que comienzas a leer, te hace formar parte de la enfermedad, de la lujuria, de la desesperación, de la tristeza e impotencia. Te mantiene con la mente alerta, los ojos desconcertados y la mente confundida, te mantiene en un suspenso asfixiante y conforme se avanza en las páginas nunca quieres que se acabe pero al mismo tiempo deseas saber el desenlace al momento.
Una novela que se hace llorar, enojarte, contener la respiración, suspirar y querer arrancarte l
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John Katzenbach is a U.S. author of popular fiction. Son of Nicholas Katzenbach, former United States Attorney General, John worked as a criminal court reporter for the Miami Herald and Miami News , and a featured writer for the Herald’s Tropic magazine. He is married to Madeleine Blais and they live in western Massachusetts.

He left the newspaper grind to write books, racking up 12 novels so far,
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