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Sidney Sheldon unveils to face off "The Naked Face"

Sidney Sheldon has been the undisputed name in the suspense thrillers, and in this Naked Face, he has proved his worth, when its a matter of mystery narration. Anyone who has read any of Sidney Sheldon's novels will know that he is extraordinary in his writing, and this novel is no exception--as long as you read it with the mindset of getting something really jaw dropping, and in his very first venture, Sheldon stood your expectations, and this book is at your pick, with the link at www.rightbooks.in/product_details.asp?pid=9780007253913&The%20Naked%20Face being your address to visit. Keeping that understanding that this is a first timers writing effort, chances are there that you'll love The Naked Face, and now you got RightBooks.in to let you have this venture. This book shows its age in such things as its portrayals of psychiatry, the police, and the bad guys. Even the aspects that are dated are interesting in that they show how much things have changed, both in how the worlds of crime and its investigation operate, and in how things are understood. For example: psychiatry no longer understands homosexuality as a 'disease' that needs or desires a cure - individual psychiatrists undoubtedly do, but the professional diagnostic guide dropped this decades ago. So if you are looking for sort of an interesting historical document that's also a fun crime novel, this might do the trick. This novel is a straightforward crime thriller, someone is trying to kill the main character, a psychologist, and he's trying to figure out who the killer is before he becomes the victim. In The Naked Face, Sheldon gave Stephen King a run for his money, competing with King's ability to unearth the gritty emotional core of Homo sapiens. This was one of my favorites of Sheldon's mainstream novels; I've read most of those works, some more than once. The psychological depth of Sidney's characters, exposing inner visions of various disturbances, came out with amazing clarity and complexity in this novel. It appeared to me that Sidney understood the inside, underside, and upside of the human psyche, possibly in a more intuitive way than a practicing psychiatrist. Compared to his later works, it is not as multifaceted a mystery, but the plot will hold the reader until it unwinds at the conclusion. Judd Stevens is a top-notch psychoanalyst and out of nowhere, a patient and his trusted secretary are murdered. He becomes a target as well, and escapes only by default. Hiring a private investigator becomes a questionable issue as well as wondering if he can trust the lead detective on the case, McGreavy, who doubts Judd's every move. Fearing for the well being of his patients as well as himself and his sanity, he must get to the bottom of this mystery. I was completely taken back by the discovery of the murderer - would have never guessed. While "The Naked Face" does not have the intensity of Sheldon's later novels, it is still a very good read. Written 40 years ago, the book still packs a punch. It doesn’t contain as much of the violence and “creative” killing seen so frequently today, but it is one of the first to explore psychological profiling. It moves quickly and is an easy read. The characters are well developed and are likeable. The story situation immediately grabs the reader and makes the reader want to find out “whodunit.” Some may be surprised to find out it is not exactly who they expect, and that is part of the fun.
There is minimal sex and swearing. There is some graphic violence, but not nearly as bad as one reads today. Since the story is 40 years old, it is nice to go back memory lane to see what the norms and mores were at the time. Some may call it quaint, but in my opinion it is simply fun. Overall, it’s worth the read for a good story and a little nostalgia. A great stuff at www.rightbooks.in/product_details.asp?pid=9780007253913&The%20Naked%20Face that is awaiting your visit all the way to let you have this Harper Collins publication work.

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