Friday, May 18, 2012

Kernel's Library: To Uncover the Killer's Naked Face

Book 00012: The Naked Face by Sidney Sheldon
- The Naked Face

First Publication:
- 1970 by New York, Morrow

- Sidney Sheldon is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as "The Most Translated Author in the World"
- Before Sheldon wrote The Naked Face he was was busy writing other things like 28 motion pictures, 250 television scripts and 8 Broadway plays.

- Won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America
- New York Times has labeled this book "the best first mystery of the year" during its publication

Sidney Sheldon is a winner! He is a writer with great talents that its no wonder millions of people like his every work. From movie scripts to his novels there's no denying that Sheldon is the Ultimate of all Ultimate writers. No matter what the main focus of the story Sheldon's works are always a great read.

The Naked Face, which is his first novel opened a brighter fandom for the author. In this book, he chronicled the story of Judd Stevens, a psychoanalyst who loses his family in a tragic accident before Christmas, years before. Now, he is faced with the most critical case of his life. If he does not penetrate the mind of a murderer he will find himself arrested for murder or get murdered himself...

Two people closely involved with Dr. Stevens have already been killed. Is one of his patients responsible? Someone overwhelmed by his problems? A neurotic driven by compulsion? A madman? Before the murderer strikes again, Judd must strip away the mask of innocence the criminal wears, uncover his inner emotions, fears, and desires-expose the naked face beneath...

The thrilling pace of a story grabs your attention and will never allow you to put the book down. It's amazing how Sheldon develop such an engaging thread of events. There could be no lagging moments and you will never experience any boredom upon reading.

This is not the first Sheldon book that I have read, although this is the first book he has written, and comparatively the plot is less complex than the others. Its simplicity is what makes it greater.

This book deserves its due recognition.

Grade: A