Version: Unabridged
Author: Keith Ablow , Keith Russell Ablow
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Sound Library
Published In: July 2003
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 42 minutes
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Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger returns in this arresting new thriller from bestselling author Keith Ablow. Having achieved celebrity status with his last case, Clevenger is tapped by the FBI to catch an elusive murderer known as the Highway Killer, who has left twelve bodies strewn across twelve states. But the Highway Killer isn't just a serial killer--he's a psychiatrist whose brilliance as a doctor is matched only by his precision as a murderer.

When he writes to a national newspaper challenging Clevenger to cure him through an exchange of open letters, a gripping public therapy unfolds. With the Highway Killer's brutality reaching new heights as he confronts his mind's darkest demons, will Clevenger exorcise those demons before they spin completely out of control?

Reviews (9)

Enjoyable Listening

Written by Michael Hilliard from Kingman, KS on March 11th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

At times I felt sorry for Dr. Wrens. Was not expecting the ending. Story moved along at a good rate with very little lag. Plan to find other books by Kieth Ablow and also listen to them.

psycho drama equals blah, blah

Written by Anonymous on December 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The best thing about this book is the narrator. That was the high point of the listening experience. This book was not written to be listened to; it was written to be skimmed over. Boring blabbity, blabbity, blabbity. I finally got so tired of hearing how the protagonist slickly used his skills of manipulation that I just had to hit the stop button. I must not be a psycho drama appreciator--I have no desire to listen to all, and I do mean ALL, of the workings of the main character's mind. I could only make it through one disk. The author was so wordy. It was like listening to James Fennimore Cooper describing how an ant's day went.


Written by Laurajean on December 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book was as uneventful as any run-of-the-mill thriller. The characters lacked a depth of personality that would have given this book more life. The WRENS character was the most compelling and interesting to delve into his world. The others just laid flat on the floor. Also, the tête à tête through the New York Times was an interesting idea that quickly petered out.


Written by Anonymous on November 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Psychopath is one of the best I have read in this genre. I read Lincoln Child, Isle, Patterson, Kellerman, etc. The book includes sophisticated psychological material the is nicely woven into the plot. I listens well.


Written by Pamela Christensen on May 3rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really good story that kept my interest. Interesting perspective directly from the Highway Killer on his motivations. Very good!

Hard to Believe

Written by Shane Nixon from Burlington, NC on February 16th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another reviewer has stated "You even seem to like the killer at times" and nothing could be more true. Hard to phathom an author could make you sympathize with a killer and you'd still like the book huh? Ablow does it here. The consistent characters are good as normal, I aprticularly like North Anderson who serves as the moral compass of the story. The narrator's voice is almost to perfect, it can have a mind numbing effect. Ablow is always good, this one is REAL good.

Very entertaining

Written by Anonymous on October 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I also enjoyed this book. The author did a very good job of explaining what is going through the main characters head. Not too violent or graphic. You even seem to like the killer at times. The reader was easy to listen to as well.


Written by Jeff Johnson on August 19th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Really liked this book. First time with this author and I went and ordered the rest. Good narration.


Written by Anonymous from Alpharetta, GA on August 8th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wow, this was my first Keith Ablow Cd. This is a story that will have you sitting in your driveway. If you like psycho drama this is one of the best in the genre.

Author Details

Author Details

Ablow, Keith

Keith Ablow, M.D., is a Brown University and Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist, writer, and television personality. He is a contributing editor of Good Housekeeping and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, and many other publications. He has appeared as an expert on television shows including Oprah and Good Morning America, and he is a frequent guest on Tyra, Court TV, and other shows. Ablow is married and the father of two.