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The Wrong Man

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  2,240 Ratings  ·  169 Reviews
Scott Freeman is a man of reason-a college professor grounded in the rational and practical. But he becomes uneasy after finding an anonymous love letter hidden in his daughter's room: "No one could ever love you like I do. No one ever will. We will be together forever. One way or another." But the reality of Ashley's plight far exceeds Scott's worst suspicions.
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Hardcover, 461 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Ballantine Books (first published 2006)
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Franco  Santos
Buen libro de Katzenbach. Me gustó la idea. Un thriller psicológico en todo su esplendor. John refresca el género con cada novela que saca y éste es una prueba fehaciente de ello.

El libro no decae casi nunca, es una historia interesante, pero que no es nada que me impresionó. Aun así es un relato muy entretenido y tiene un final excelente.
Carol
Feb 18, 2015 Carol rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The Hook - Happenstance – Hard to believe but I was caught away from my bookshelves and had nothing to read. A visit to the Orlando Friends of the Library Book Store uncovered this thriller by an author I had never read. What started as chance turned out to be the perfect book for my mood.

The Line“Dying” “She said finally”, is such a simple act. But you need to learn that all the moments leading up to it and all the minutes afterwards, are terribly complicated.”

The Sinker”When Scott Freem
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Kelly
Nov 07, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, favorites
Wow... this book was really one heck of a ride!! Filled with suspense and uncertainty from the first page to the very last, I could barely force myself to put it down along the way. The story centers around a man's relentless stalking of college student Ashley Freeman after they have a drunken one-night-stand. While Ashley considers the whole event a meaningless "mistake", Michael is convinced they are meant to be together forever, no matter what it takes. A typical stalker's obsession develops, ...more
Gissel Arvizu
Un libro muy bueno e interesante en la que un hombre perturbado se obsesiona de una mujer en la primera cita (view spoiler) ...more
Bandit
Oct 10, 2015 Bandit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I didn't know that Wrong Man was written by the same author as The Madman's Tale, I probably wouldn't have guessed it, which isn't optimal since I picked up this book specifically because of how much I enjoyed The Madman's Tale. And so this review is if not biased per se, than certainly subjective as compared to author's other work. Objectively...both books are undeniably psychological thrillers, both are immensely readable, both are long, both have very strong sustained suspense throughout. ...more
Samyra Serrano
Mar 17, 2013 Samyra Serrano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ASDASFAGSAFOMGWTF... Katzenbach no sé cómo le hace para crear tantas historias diferentes y atraparte en cada una de ellas. Involucrándote con cada personaje que él te narra y haciéndote sentir toda clase de sentimientos mientras devoras sus páginas, diciéndote "otro capítulo más" cada noche.
A pesar de que El hombre equivocado empieza un poco lento, a medida de que todo avanza, la trama se vuelve casi irresistible de dejar de leer hasta llegar al final y derramar lágrimas cuando terminas el útli
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Kristina
Jan 20, 2017 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo damos todo por hecho en nuestras bonitas y seguras vidas de ciudadanos de clase media, ¿verdad? -Y añadió-: los problemas a veces ocurren no sólo cuando menos los esperamos, sino cuando estamos menos preparados para hacerles frente.


Es la primera vez que leo al autor y creo que empecé con una de las obras menos leídas o populares, lo cual no es que importe mucho, lo seguiré leyendo. Me confirmó que es uno de los géneros que más me gusta leer y yo ni sabía. Nota mental: leerlo más.

Ahora la hist
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Richard White
Jan 31, 2017 Richard White rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
Absolutely gripping in tension. Starts off like a roller coaster as it slowly makes its way to the top then plunges you into unrelenting suspense and angst. Deeply disturbing subject matter but entertaining as hell. Another 5 star for JK as was the Analyst.
Jessica
Una trama que en lo particular no me llamaría mucho la atención si no fuera por que el autor es John Katzenbach, sin embargo me lleve una sorpresa y una decepción al mismo tiempo; dejen me explico, me sorprendió lo entretenida que esta la historia (pensé que seria peor) pero me decepciono que (tenia una pequeña esperanza) no fuera tan bueno como El Psicoanalista; pero como seria injusto comparar un libro con otro vayamos de lleno al asunto.

Lo que mas me gusto de la historia es la intriga con la
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Emily
Jun 22, 2011 Emily rated it it was ok
Pg 91:
The passages at the end of each chapter between 2 nameless characters who don't seem to be any of the main characters are kind of annoying. Right now I feel like they aren't adding anything and are just slowing me down.

Finished:
The book might have been creepier if it had focused more on the family than on the bad guy. It's kind of hard to develop tension or terror when you have to read his every inane thought, even if there's no reason or explanation for them. I would have preferred a mor
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Abby ♡
May 11, 2016 Abby ♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: año-2016
¡Me encantó!

La manera en que Katzenbach nos presenta un personaje psicópata/criminal con un estilo propio y tan real es lo que me mantiene enredada; y sin dudas en este libro amé cada espacio dedicado a O'Conell.

El libro jamás decae, los personajes están bien elaborados, los escenarios, las situaciones y todo el suspenso que se genera dentro de la historia te mantienen enganchado.

Siento que faltó algo más en su final y a la vez también pienso que no pudo tener un mejor desenlace, algo justo. E
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Kim
May 03, 2016 Kim rated it it was ok
Let me just start out by saying I hate cruelty to animals in reading books. I absolutely hate it. While this book was definitely suspenseful, the psycho stalker would've been just as psycho if he had not put cats in Ziploc bags and then put them in his freezer. Or killed Nameless. A little disappointing in my opinion.
Desirée
3.5 estrellas
Pao Maya
Nov 14, 2015 Pao Maya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me tuvo con la piel erizada de principio a fin
y el final es magnifico
Javiana
May 07, 2017 Javiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La historia de este libro es bastante sencilla, fácil de entender y de seguir, por lo mismo se hace muy adictivo el seguir leyéndolo hasta acabarlo. Tiene un muy buen trama, bien desarrollado y aunque no se compara con otros GRANDES LIBROS de Katzenbach, es mucho mejor que otros que he leído y hasta me han llegado a aburrir (Retrato en Sangre, Juegos de Ingenio...).

Todo gira en torno a Michael Oconell, un tipo con el que de verdad nadie se quiere cruzar EN SU VIDA, un acosador y psicópata de pri
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Joe
Feb 03, 2015 Joe rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
BIG STUMBLE

Katzenbach's books have evolved from mysteries/police procedurals to psychological thrillers. Hart's War is probably his best known work which was made into a movie with Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. I have read most of this author's books and have enjoyed them, although with each subsequent book the author has dealt more with the psychological aspect of his characters as opposed to the thriller part. The Wrong Man is all that - and thus is the wrong book.

The story-line in this book tac
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Lucas Rodriguez
"El hombre equivocado" es la novela más nueva de John Katzenbach, en donde demuestra una vez más su maestría al construir una novela de puro suspense psicológico, que caracterizo a todos sus anteriores trabajos.

La historia comienza cuando una mujer decide contarle la historia a un hombre; una historia de amor, dice ella, amor obsesivo que llevó a un hombre a hacer infinidades de cosas por conquistar al amor de su vida. Intercalando la charla de estos dos personajes (uno casualmente sería Katzenb
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William
Mar 05, 2008 William rated it it was amazing
OK..I am officially skittish about writing a review of a book in the thriller genre. It seems that what thrills one may not thrill another and that while sex and violence sells its a turn on for some and less so for others. That said there is some but remarkably little overt sex and violence in this book. This is a book about mind games and what rational people will do in irrational situations. Its about coincidences and what happens when a truly smart but demented character manipulates those ci ...more
Martha Molina
Jul 18, 2013 Martha Molina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hace meses que deseaba leer este libro; por fortuna mi cuñado lo compró para mi hermana; como ella tenía múltiples ocupaciones, le pedí que me lo prestara. Tardó un tiempo en que cayera en mis manos, pero la espera valió la pena.
La historia es contada en tercera persona, saltando de un personaje a otro. El autor introduce dos voces: una, que es como él mismo, quien trata de desentrañar el conflicto que envolvió a los Freeman. Y la otra, un personaje femenino y misterioso que comenta como sucedi
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LJ
Mar 11, 2008 LJ rated it did not like it
THE WRONG MAN (Suspense-New England-Cont) – DNF
Katzenbach, John – Standalone
Ballantine Books, 2006, US Hardcover – ISBN: 0345464834

First Sentence: Would you like to hear a story?

Divorced professor Scott Freeman finds a crumpled note in the back of his college daughter’s dresser drawer that makes him very uncomfortable. Although his daughter, Ashley, has not said anything to him, his ex-wife or her partner, perceives a tone of threat and possession in the note. From that, begins a story of what a
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JoAnn/QuAppelle
Jun 22, 2008 JoAnn/QuAppelle rated it it was ok
This book could have been edited by about 100 pages. It just rambled on and on and on. Too long and too much.

Okay, so let's assume that the stalking laws do not work and what these characters tried to put into motion was the only way to deal with O'Connell. What a bunch of bumblers. No one checked the gun to see if it was ready to fire. No one thought of the fact that perhaps after they framed O'Connell he might get off on an insanity plea. Oy vey. And there were a LOT of inconsistencies in this
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Karenkas
Apr 25, 2013 Karenkas rated it it was amazing
me encantó, me hizo vivir muchas cosas del pasado pero a la vez provocó muchas emociones en mi y a pesar de que las últimas palabras no han sido mis favoritas de John estuvo excelente agradezco mucho el haberlo leído y agradezco de manera infinita al hmmm que me lo regaló ya que tenía mucho tiempo queriendo leerlo y al fin lo acabé
Erin
Sep 14, 2009 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, suspense
This was an AWESOME suspense book, and sure to turn anybody off of a one night stand. A college girl has too many drinks and sleeps with the wrong guy. When he starts stalking her, he makes life difficult for anybody who tries to protect her. This book kept me blue from holding my breath from beginning to end.
Misstae
May 18, 2011 Misstae rated it did not like it
the book started out real good, very intense and attention grabbing.. then it kept dragging on.. and on and on. after a while, i got kinda bored with it and when i finally did make it to the ending it was rather disappointing. i wont be in any rush to read another book from this author.
Juan Cutillas
Mar 08, 2016 Juan Cutillas rated it really liked it
Un libro bueno e interesante, pero con un final que desperdicia todo ese potencial adquiere la historia tras todos los sucesos.
Reb
Feb 22, 2017 Reb rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tener un libro de Katzenbach cerca cuando tienes ante ti un viaje largo en avión es un acierto seguro. El tiempo se te irá pasando rápidamente e incluso pensarás que el trayecto se te ha hecho corto. Además si tienes miedo a volar estoy convencida de que el libro te proporcionará una buena dosis de angustia que te hará olvidar tu aerofobia.

Comenzar a leer “El hombre equivocado” significa que no vas a poder parar de leer hasta que lo acabes, leerás compulsivamente, querrás saber qué va a pasar, s
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Victor M.
Un libro muy entretenido te mantiene con las ganas de seguir leyendo. Es mi primer libro de este autor pero seguiré leyedo más de sus obras ya que me gusto mucho su manera de escribir. El concepto de esta historia es muy interesante, Ashley cometió un error que le cambió la vida para siempre. Michael O'Connell, se obsesiona y cuando no puede estar con ella por culpa de los padres de Ashley decide hacerle la vida un desastre a toda sus familia. Él piensa que ella lo ama cuando no es así e insiste ...more
Paola Acero
Jun 15, 2017 Paola Acero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen libro, un poco lento al comienzo pero después de ciertas páginas se devora fácilmente. El crimen asociado a la historia que John Katzenbach ideó me pareció bastante ingenioso y casi perfecto.
Este libro te deja pensando en lo que puede pasar por cometer un simple error o toparte con la persona equivocada. RECOMENDADO!
Greg
May 30, 2017 Greg rated it really liked it
another good book.. really makes you think
Luis Duque
Oct 21, 2016 Luis Duque rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
excelente thriller psicológico, JK siempre destacando con sus historias, maravilloso final, el libro que he leído más rapido hasta ahora.
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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.

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