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Der Psychiater

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,838 ratings  ·  220 reviews
Timothy Warner, Spitzname "Moth", studiert Geschichte an der University of Miami - und er hat ein massives Drogenproblem. Jetzt ist er seit hundert Tagen "clean", doch das hat er nur mit Hilfe seines Onkels Ed geschafft, eines prominenten Psychiaters und so etwas wie Moths Rettungsanker. Als Ed tot in seiner Praxis aufgefunden wird, stürzt Moth ins Bodenlose. Niemals war d ...more
Hardcover, 573 pages
Published April 1st 2015 by Droemer HC (first published January 1st 2015)
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Delee

I first was introduced to John Katzenbach in high school. I used to skip down to my older brother's basement apartment in our house- to bother him when I was bored- and he would stick a book or album in my hand quite quickly (to get me out of his hair). "Here...read this/listen to this"- he would say. This time it was the novel- In the Heat of the Summer...and a fan was born.

THE DEAD STUDENT took a bit of time for me to get into. I am usually pretty easy to please- and raaaaarely bitch or compl
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Meli
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me costó engancharme pero al final estuvo muy bien.
Me encantan los villanos de Katzenbach, son complejos, únicos y el tipo sabe ponerse en su piel.

Siempre que termino un libro suyo me veo tentada a preguntarle si no será que él es un asesino, como el de Un final perfecto. Este año en la FIL si se presenta la oportunidad se lo voy a preguntar :P
Denisse
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Katzenbach Fans
Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: #16 A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet.

I recommend this thriller to anyone who already likes the author. It has a very fast-pace plot, good characters and interesting villain. But it’s not the best thing Katzenbach has written. So if you’re new with the author I suggest try another one and then, if you like him, pick up this one. Fans of the genre will enjoy it, the perfect summer read.

"la verdad tiene que estar en alguna parte, y voy
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Esil
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
There's something surreal about The Dead Student. I'm not sure it's meant to come across that way, but it felt to me as though the story floats somewhere above reality. Timothy -- who goes by the name Moth -- is a recovering alcoholic graduate student. His uncle -- who is a psychiatrist and recovering alcoholic and Moth's biggest champion -- appears to have committed suicide, but Moth is convinced that his uncle was murdered. Moth enlists an ex girlfriend -- who goes by the name Andy Candy -- an ...more
Elyse Walters
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
4.5
Timothy: Take away the first two letters of his name-the last two-and you've got *MOTH*!

Only a few people left in Timothy's personal life still call him *Moth*. One of those people was his Uncle Ed. (psychiatrist, recovered alcoholic, and Moth's sponsor in AA).

Moth is a stellar student, (magna cum laude from the University of Miami). He has an undergraduate degree in American History, and is is continuing at the university to obtain a doctorate in Jeffersonian studies.
Moth also has a poli
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Louise Wilson
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Timothy (Moth) a PhD student is also a recovering alcoholic. Ed is Moth's Uncle is a successful psychiatrist a recovering alcoholic and Moth's sponsor. On his 99th day sober Moth's Uncle does not turn up to an AA meeting they had arranged to meet at. Moth goes in search of him and finds his Uncle with a bullet through his temple. The police say it's suicide but Moth is certain his Uncle would not take his own life and enlists his ex girlfriend to help him find out the truth.
I would like to thank
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Merryl Todd
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Intensely irritating use of nickname "Andy Candy" on nearly all pages and a storyline that just wasn't engaging enough for me. Abandoned this book halfway through...
Juan Araizaga
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
462 páginas después y 5 días. La obra más nueva de Katzenbach. Retoma ciertos conceptos de aquí y allá... Me supo a una mezcla de Retrato en Sangre y el Psicoanalista. La trama es buena, un final electrizante de los cuales nos tiene acostumbrados. Pero le faltó algo... tal vez el plot twist.
April Showers Bring Fungi From Yuggoth
REVIEW: THE DEAD STUDENT by John Katzenbach

A compelling and truly deeply convoluted novel of psychological suspense, terror, addiction and recovery, psychosis, revenge, and murder. Yes, this novel contains all that, and rivets the reader. Commencing with the apparent suicide of noted middle-aged Miami psychiatrist, the storyline proves to be not only contemporary, but three decades in the making; with a cold, clever, planning killer who is not the garden-variety psychopath.
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John Katzenbach ist meine erste große Thriller-Liebe. Ich erinnere mich noch genau, wie sehr mich „Die Anstalt“ begeisterte, mein erster Roman aus seiner Feder und meiner Meinung nach der beste, den er je geschrieben hat. Nie zuvor war ich mit einem ähnlichen Level nervenzerfetzender, psychologischer Spannung konfrontiert worden. Katzenbach begründete mit diesem Buch meine ausgedehnte Thriller-Phase. In den folgenden Jahren las ich alles, was der Mann veröffentlichte. Leider verzeichnete ich
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Diana Dincau
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Conocer ambas partes -víctima y victimario- y lo que piensan ha sido algo espectacular. Pocas veces logro meterme en la mente del culpable, el villano en los libros, y esto es porque la mayoría de las veces se centra todo en la resolución que el personaje principal le da a los problemas. O lo que éste siente, piensa o hace. Introducirme en la cabeza de su opuesto me sirvió para avanzar con rapidez y degustar el punto exacto de la pluma del autor.
La trama es en sí bastante compleja y no hay que
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Natalya Bustamante
5/5

John Katzenbach logra una trama que te atrapa desde la primera página. Todos los personajes tienen una historia y un desarrollo adecuado para el mismo de la historia y no podría haber sido una mejor lectura para empezar con este reconocido autor. El final está cerrado de la mejor manera y no creo que podría haber terminado mejor.

Ya quiero leer otras obras de él como El Psicoanalista, que dicen que es muy bueno, para ver cómo se las ingenia para escribir de una manera impresionante.

Próximament
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Gregoriods2
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
100% recomendado es un libro de mucho suspenso y tiene una muy buena trama, no esperaba menos...
Me gusto mucho leerlo
Pd:gracias mi amor por el libro
Angel
Jan 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, detective, thriller
Malo. Muy malo.
De los cuatro libros que he leído de Katzenbach, este es sin duda el peor.
Para empezar, es mucho más largo de lo que debería ser. Lleno de aburridos monólogos y conversaciones sin sentido. Redentor Uno es la mejor prueba de ello. Creo que el centro pudo haber sido completamente omitido sin afectar en lo más mínimo a la trama, y así se hubiese acortado, por lo menos, 100 páginas al libro. La única razón que le encuentro a estas largas charlas y alusiones al centro, es para hacer
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Camila
Oct 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: katzenbach
3.7

La historia es buena, me gustó, pero el ritmo se me hizo excesivamente lento. Claro que no sabría decir si eso es culpa mía o del libro. Pero en fin, me enamoré de Susan, me habría gustado mucho conocer un poco más su pasado (y también el de Moth), para poder comprender mejor el asunto de su adicción. Pero en general, estuvo más que bien. Un poco similar (en varios aspectos) a El Psicoanálista, pero en sí original, con ese toque único que tiene Katzenbach. No le doy las 4 estrellas sólo por
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Margaret
Three and a half stars for a really good crime/revenge story. Towards the end something was missing but nevertheless it kept my interest .
Aletheiia
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Electrizante thriller psicológico💭

Este libro me ha ido sorprendiendo más por cada página que leía.
Lo más destacable es el enfoque original, la complejidad abrumante de los personajes y el toque psicológico.📋

La trama te sumerge dentro de la historia con ansias. Vemos el escenario de asesinatos desde el punto de vista general, de Moth, y del asesino. Sabemos desde el principio quién es el asesino y por qué, lo que suele ser el objetivo final de este tipo de libros. Por ello este es diferente, pues
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Barbara
A Publishers Weekly top 10 mystery & thriller for fall
An Amazon book of the month in the mystery/thriller category
A finalist for the Killer Nashville 2015 Silver Falchion Award for Best Novel

I haven’t read any of Katzenbach’s previous works, so the DEAD STUDENT is my introduction to him as an author. I was not disappointed. I wanted a readable mystery/thriller and this was highly recommended.

It’s difficult to review a mystery without spoiler alerts. The basic premise is that the main charact
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Ben
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Dead Student, in a nutshell, is about an ordinary dude seeking revenge on a psychopath. I like almost every tale of vengeance I've read, and I liked this one too. There was high tension throughout...in fact, in the buildup to the climax my heart rate actually accelerated. A book did that. Maybe I'm just getting old. Or maybe it was my AFib.

Or possibly it was just an engaging story. If you get past the slow start I guarantee you'll be compelled to finish this one quickly.

But I've gotta be ho
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Labijose
Es una novela de Katzenbach muy al estilo de Katzenbach. Con ello quiero decir que la trama es interesante, en general está bien desarrollada, pero te deja una sensación de haber leído ya la misma novela suya, con ligeras variaciones. Los perfiles psicológicos, tanto del asesino como del estudiante protagonista, están bastante bien delineados, como viene siendo especialidad del autor. Sin embargo, el desarrollo está lejos de la maestría demostrada en “El psicoanalista”, para mí lo mejor que he l ...more
CA
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Para poder leer este libro en paz primero debes pasar por alto su ridículo comienzo, de otra manera no podrás pasar del estado en el que piensas que esta historia no tiene pies ni cabezas y no me refiero al suicidio sino a sus protagonistas Andy y Moth ¿Qué diablos hacen juntos? No lo sé, no tiene sentido.

Primero Andy, su trágica historia que no sirve ningún propósito excepto crear un ambiente en el que este lo suficientemente aislada como para considerar el involucrarse con su ex novio con el q
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Majo's Library.
EL ESTUDIANTE, de John Katzenbach
✤SINOPSIS:
El fruto de la venganza es más venganza.
Mientras intenta mantenerse alejado del alcohol, Timothy Moth Warner alterna sus clases de posgrado en la Universidad de Miami con las reuniones de un grupo de autoayuda para adictos. Su tío Ed, médico psiquiatra y alcohólico rehabilitado, es su gran apoyo moral. Preocupado porque Ed ha faltado a una cita, Moth se dirige a la consulta de su tío y lo encuentra muerto. , en medio de un charco de sangre. Aparentement
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Rachel Bridgeman
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Katzenbach is an author I always forget how much I enjoy reading, so was very grateful to Netgalley for letting me read this in return for an honest review. In this book, Moth, an alcoholic histoiry student is left reeling from the death of his beloved uncle, who also stood as his sponsor/mentor at AA meetings. Convinced it was not a suicide, rather a murder made to look so, he sets about trying to get someone in a postion of authority to look past his addiction issues and find the perpetra ...more
Ruth Ann
It looks like an open and shut case of suicide. A note lies on his uncle's desk, handwritten, saying "My fault." Moth notices things he cannot yet comprehend that make him think otherwise.

After Moth's precarious sobriety fails and springs back, he calls his former girlfriend Andrea, Andy Candy, whom he has not spoken to in four years. Their friendship is renewed and Andy provides something Moth desperately needs: transportation.

What deeply bothers me is this - Andy alludes to a problem, which t
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Pia
It's been a long time since I read a John Katzenbach book, and I'm sorry to say I wasn't impressed by this one.

When Timothy -Moth- Warner's uncle dies, it is ruled a suicide. But Moth knows better. His uncle is also his AA sponsor, and he would never leave his nephew alone. He then asks his ex girlfriend Andrea (also known as Andy Candy... and sorry, I just couldn't get over this ridiculous name) to help him discover his uncle's killer.

With help from a prosecutor who is also an addict, Andrea an
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Saul Bautista
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente historia. La narrativa atrapante y un criminal con todos los aditivos. Definitivamente JK no pierde la magia!!!
Sandy
Apr 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the book. I thought it was a pretty good story but it made me nuts every time the author referred to the female friend of Moth by the name of Andy Candy. Call the woman Andy and be done with it. Want to mention the name and nickname story fine but it became a total distraction in the story. I did think the author did a credible job of portraying what an addict will go through every day of sobriety. The villain in this book was very well done I thought although all his persona's a b ...more
Iris Barrios
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un libro que se Lee rápido, me gusta el estilo de este escritor, sin embargo hay cierta condición en esta trama que no termina de convencer. la historia trata sobre un brote de venganza en un estudiante de psiquiatría quien al presentar psicosis se ven gravemente traicionado por sus compañeros,algo que el no puede dejar passr y decide vengarse, el estudiante logra completar su asiduo plan ( algo que en lo personal no me gusta,por lo general strspsn al malo antes de que culmine su acometido,en ...more
Mary Mojica
I always enjoy a good psychological thriller. The characters in a story can evolve in many different ways and choosing a specific one is a captivating task. I loved "The analyst", it's my favourite thriller so far. "The dead student" has its own solid story, but I didn't feel thoroughly captured by it.
Paloma Triana
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un thriller buenísimo, como todo los que escribe Katzenbach. Con mucha trama psicológica, la parte de las adicciones me ha gustado mucho. Sólo me ha decepcionado un poco el hecho de saber quién era el asesino desde el principio aunque no tuviera nombre.
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