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Preview — Naked Face by Sidney Sheldon
Judd Stevens is a psychoanalyst faced with the most critical case of his life.
If he does not penetrate the mind of a murderer he will find himself arrested for murder or murdered himself...
Two people closely involved with Dr. Stevens have already been killed. Is one of the doctor's patients responsible? Someone overwhelmed by his problems? A neurotic driven by compulsion?...more
If I have time, I go to bookstores or online bookstores to buy some Sidney Sheldon's books. But I ...more
The Naked Face starts out with a man happy because he is going to be going home to his wife and letting her know that what happened in the pas ...more
This is a mystery novel about a famous psycho-analyst, Dr. Stevens. He was haplessly suspected of murdering his receptionist Carol Roberts and his patient, John Hanson. The only way to find out that he is innocent is that he has to gather evidences and by all means, he must find a person who trust him. At the middle of the story he hired a private investigator, Mr Norman Moody.
I love h ...more
Is one of the doctor's patients responsible? Someone overwhelmed by his problem ...more
First of all, I'm not very accustomed to reading books of this sort (mystery, thriller and so on). What that means is that I had no idea who the perpetrator of all the gruesome murders w ...more
successful Manhattan psychoanalyst who must
face a horrific prospect; someone is trying to
kill him. First, John Hanson, a patient trying
overcome his homosexuality, is brutally
murdered, perhaps because he was mistaken
for Stevens. Not long after, Carol Roberts,
Stevens' secretary, is also found murdered.
The police, partly due to anger with Stevens
testimony in a previous case, are quick to
treat Stevens as the prime suspect. To prove
his innocence and track down t ...more
Suddenly, John Hanson, one of Judd’s patients was mistaken for him and murdered. The same day, Judd’s secretary, Carol is found killed in the office. Two detectives, Angeli and McGreavy are assigned to the murder cases but to McGreavy, Jud ...more
One day a few days before Christmas, one of his patients(who was a homosexual) is found dead, wearing Judd's raincoat, and just the day after that, Carol is also found dead. Judd calls the police n investigations keep going on.Judd thinks it was probably to kill him.
He had this patient called Anne, who was married, but Judd loved her. After she left, when ...more
However, the out-moded, idiotic beliefs regarding sexuality and the uber-70s dialogue "let's rap," "he was groovy," just makes the whole thing ludicrous. Further, regardle ...more
The more you think about the story the more ...more
also he has made sure that all the reasoning goes to hell. Some parts doesn't even make sense.
hope his other novels are better than this.
P.S. : starting was good but as the plot was not strong enough he coudn't finish the novel in a better way and in the end it dragged on and on. This one sucks at the plot as well as at some characters.
Its an easy to read, infact a perfect novel for a beginner. I covered the book in about 3 days. The story has an interesting plot as the protagnist Dr. Judd Stevens, a renowned pshycoanalyst fights for his survival. The book uses some harsh language and portrays the mindset of the society in 1970's i.e. when the book was first published ...more
Was surprised by the two police, was a little puzzled with the ending - found that quite far fetched - think he'd be in a worse situation for what happened at the end of the story (very hard to not give story away, so I'll leave it at that).
Do wonder why he went into so much detail about his receptionist, given she wasn't in it too long.
All in all a good read, and I still have a little pile of Sidney Sheldon boo ...more
This novel sheds light on the hidden world of an analyst's couch. If you want to have a glimpse of how the minds of (in Dr Stevens words) "somatic, hypophrenic, schizoid, cycloid" function, then grab a copy and strap yourself in! Very gripping like all Sidney Sheldon's.
Not forgetting ...more
Sheldon crafted a plot that is a little slow to start but once in full flow, develops into a real page turner. We are taken on a rollercoaster ride of suspicion identifying suspect after su ...more
I wish that I had read this book during my High School days. If I only had, then I would have used my lunch money to buy more Sidney Sheldon books.
The reason why I did not read the book is because back then, I thought that “Sidney Sheldon” was a female author. Man, I hate female authors when I was a teenager. I thought they were just good for fairy tales and chic novels! But of course, this has already changed. As I grew, I was able to let go of my indignation against female ...more
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“Karena dia memakai topeng?”
“Apa maksud anda, Dokter?”
“Kita semua memakai topeng, Angeli. Sejak kita meninggalkan masa kanak-kanak, kita sudah diajar untuk menyembunyikan perasaan kita yang sebenarnya. Kita sudah diajar untuk menutup-nutupi kebencian dan ketakutan kita. “ Suara Judd penuh wibawa. “Tapi di bawah tekanan, Don Vinton akan menjatuhkan topeng dan memperlihatkan wajahnya yang telanjang.”