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