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by Jed Rubenfeld

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Historical

2006 First Mystery Nominee

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This outstanding novel entrances readers from the very first page, combining the history of early 20th-century New York within an intensely satisfying psychological thriller. The mystery behind the murder of a beautiful young woman and the attempted murder of another forms a spellbinding web of suspense and a superbly compelling read.

In 1909, Sigmund Freud arrives in New York with his colleague Carl
Jung. American psychoanalyst Stratham Younger is Freud's host. When the brutal murder of a young woman in the exclusive Balmoral apartment building stuns the city, Dr. Younger is called in to provide therapy for another woman, the lovely Nora Acton, who's attacked by the same perpetrator.

Younger consults with Freud and Jung, and when he unearths the secrets of Nora's past, he is led down a twisted
path of dangerous psychological games.
(Henry Holt, Sep., 384 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: Henry Holt

Published: September 2006

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