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Džad Stivens je psihoanalitičar koji se suočava s najtežim slučajem u životu i karijeri. Ako ne uspe da prodre u um ubice, biće uhapšen zbog ubistva, ili i sam ubijen… Dvoje ljudi, blisko povezanih sa doktorom Stivensom, već je ubijeno. Hanson je umro brzo, dobio je nož u leđa. Kerol je bila sledeća, ali njena je smrt bila spora i mučna. Da li je za to odgovoran neko od nje Džad Stivens je psihoanalitičar koji se suočava s najtežim slučajem u životu i karijeri. Ako ne uspe da prodre u um ubice, biće uhapšen zbog ubistva, ili i sam ubijen… Dvoje ljudi, blisko povezanih sa doktorom Stivensom, već je ubijeno. Hanson je umro brzo, dobio je nož u leđa. Kerol je bila sledeća, ali njena je smrt bila spora i mučna. Da li je za to odgovoran neko od njegovih pacijenata? Poremećena osoba opterećena sopstvenim psihozama? Neurotičar gonjen svojim demonima? Ko je taj misteriozni egzekutor na ubilačkoj misiji? Pre nego što ubica ponovo napadne, Džad mora da strgne masku nevinosti koju zlikovac nosi, istraži njegove emocije, strahove i želje – i otkrije lice koje se krije ispod nje… Ali kome može da veruje? Privatnom detektivu kojeg je unajmio, ili policajcima koji ga čuvaju? Ili prelepoj i tajanstvenoj novoj pacijentkinji, ženi koja mu je ukrala srce?


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Džad Stivens je psihoanalitičar koji se suočava s najtežim slučajem u životu i karijeri. Ako ne uspe da prodre u um ubice, biće uhapšen zbog ubistva, ili i sam ubijen… Dvoje ljudi, blisko povezanih sa doktorom Stivensom, već je ubijeno. Hanson je umro brzo, dobio je nož u leđa. Kerol je bila sledeća, ali njena je smrt bila spora i mučna. Da li je za to odgovoran neko od nje Džad Stivens je psihoanalitičar koji se suočava s najtežim slučajem u životu i karijeri. Ako ne uspe da prodre u um ubice, biće uhapšen zbog ubistva, ili i sam ubijen… Dvoje ljudi, blisko povezanih sa doktorom Stivensom, već je ubijeno. Hanson je umro brzo, dobio je nož u leđa. Kerol je bila sledeća, ali njena je smrt bila spora i mučna. Da li je za to odgovoran neko od njegovih pacijenata? Poremećena osoba opterećena sopstvenim psihozama? Neurotičar gonjen svojim demonima? Ko je taj misteriozni egzekutor na ubilačkoj misiji? Pre nego što ubica ponovo napadne, Džad mora da strgne masku nevinosti koju zlikovac nosi, istraži njegove emocije, strahove i želje – i otkrije lice koje se krije ispod nje… Ali kome može da veruje? Privatnom detektivu kojeg je unajmio, ili policajcima koji ga čuvaju? Ili prelepoj i tajanstvenoj novoj pacijentkinji, ženi koja mu je ukrala srce?

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Naked Face, Sidney Sheldon The Naked Face is the first novel (1970) written by Sidney Sheldon. It was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Dr. Judd Stevens, M.D., is a caring and successful Manhattan psychoanalyst who must face a horrific prospect; someone is trying to kill him. First, John Hanson, a patient trying to overcome his homosexuality, is murdered. Not long after, Carol Roberts, Stevens' secretary, is a The Naked Face, Sidney Sheldon The Naked Face is the first novel (1970) written by Sidney Sheldon. It was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Dr. Judd Stevens, M.D., is a caring and successful Manhattan psychoanalyst who must face a horrific prospect; someone is trying to kill him. First, John Hanson, a patient trying to overcome his homosexuality, is murdered. Not long after, Carol Roberts, Stevens' secretary, is also found tortured to death. Two police officers, Andrew Mc.Greavy and Frank Angeli, are quick to treat Stevens as the prime suspect, partly due to McGreavy's anger over Stevens' testimony in a previous case. Stevens is later run down by a car, and following his recovery, two men in dark try to kill him in his office. ... عنوانها: «قاتلی در شهر»؛ «چهره های بی نقاب»؛ «چهره عریان»؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز پانزدهم ماه جولای سال 1994میلادی عنوان: قاتلی در شهر (چهره عریان)؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: شاهرخ فرزاد؛ تهران، درسا، 1372؛ در 279ص؛ چاپ دوم 1376؛ شابک 9646104428؛ چاپ سوم 1380؛ چهارم 1386؛ پنجم 1388؛ چاپ ششم 1396؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا - سده 20م عنوان: چهره های بی نقاب؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: کامران سلحشور؛ تهران، عارف، 1372؛ در 339 ص؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، یاد عارف، 1381؛ شابک 9647667183؛ عنوان: چهره بی نقاب؛ نویسنده: سیدنی شلدون؛ مترجم: عسل فامیلی؛ تهران، نشر گستر، 1389؛ در 182ص؛ شابک 9789645544964؛ روزنامه های صبحگاهی، قتل توام با شکنجه ی «کارول رابرتز» را، با هیاهوی بسیار منتشر کردند؛ «جاد استیونس» روانپزشک وسوسه شده بود، که به همه ی بیمارانش زنگ بزند، و تمام وقت‌های پیشین برای آنروز را لغو کند؛ او شب بگذشته، به بستر نرفته بود، و چشمانش سنگین و سوزناک می‌نمود؛ ولی آنگاه که فهرست بیماران خویش را نگریست، دید که دو تن از آن‌ها در صورت کنسل شدن وقتشان، خیلی مایوس می‌شوند؛ و...؛ فیلم «چهره ی عریان» به کارگردانی: «برایان فوربز»، براساس این رمان ساخته شده است تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 10/09/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. 5 out of 5

    Barry Pierce

    I was in a charity shop one day and I noticed a couple of books by this Sidney Sheldon guy which all had the most hideous covers. I didn't know at the time that Sidney Sheldon was the 7th bestselling writer of all time. I bought three of his books, which coincidentally were his first three, all for the reasonable price of 50c, or, about 16c each. The Naked Face was Sheldon's first novel and it is awful. I mean, it is spectacularly terrible. The book is about a psychoanalyst named Judd who, after I was in a charity shop one day and I noticed a couple of books by this Sidney Sheldon guy which all had the most hideous covers. I didn't know at the time that Sidney Sheldon was the 7th bestselling writer of all time. I bought three of his books, which coincidentally were his first three, all for the reasonable price of 50c, or, about 16c each. The Naked Face was Sheldon's first novel and it is awful. I mean, it is spectacularly terrible. The book is about a psychoanalyst named Judd who, after the murder of one of his patients and his receptionist, is next on the hit list of some crazed murderer. The first two victims of this killer are a gay guy and a black woman, I think that explains the territory we are in here with Sheldon's fantasy. In fact, I will happily call this entire novel racist and astoundingly homophobic, but that doesn't even begin to describe this mess of a novel. So, I guess you're wondering why this is a two-star review then? Why am I not absolutely tearing into this obviously horrendous novel? Well, it's because I had so much fun with this bad book. The Naked Face seeps so far down into the chasm of abhorrence that you just cannot look away. It's like the movies they watch on Mystery Science Theatre 3000, they're so bad that they're good. I found myself guffawing at the sheer ridiculousness of the plot and eventually rooting for our protagonist to finally get what he deserves and meet his death. At certain points of this novel it was like I was attending a pantomime and booing and hissing every time a baddie entered stage left. One major plot point is that a gay man was seeing Judd in order to 'cure' his homosexuality. How could anyone take this novel seriously after that? The novel's one black character is only present for a few pages but her impact is immense. She speaks in such heightened ebonics that you wonder if Sheldon ever actually met a black person and at one point she speak my favourite line in the whole novel, "If you don't ball me quick, I'll go out of my cotton-pickin' mind." YIKES. What was Sheldon thinking!? In the end I didn't really want this novel to finish. I was having so much fun with it. Thankfully Sheldon has loads of other novels, all of which I hope are even more awful than this one. The Naked Face is a fabulous disaster.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bren

    “Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it” ― Sidney Sheldon, The Naked Face This book is a A slow simmer of intensity and madness. This was Sidney Sheldon's first book and I somehow only got around to reading it after I had read most of his others. This was highly enjoyable. So this is a story about a Psychologist who starts to believe one of his patients is trying to kill him. As time goes on though he wonders if he might be going mad. Is what's happening REALLY happening? I “Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it” ― Sidney Sheldon, The Naked Face This book is a A slow simmer of intensity and madness. This was Sidney Sheldon's first book and I somehow only got around to reading it after I had read most of his others. This was highly enjoyable. So this is a story about a Psychologist who starts to believe one of his patients is trying to kill him. As time goes on though he wonders if he might be going mad. Is what's happening REALLY happening? It is a riveting book and that does not surprise me because after all..it's Sheldon! This is not my favorite by the author but it is a quick and fast paced FUN read. And anyone interested or in, the field of psychology who enjoys mysteries about psychologists would LOVE this. To me, I'd never have known this was his first novel. So if you are a Sheldon fan do not miss this one. I do not know why it took me so long read it but I am glad I did.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Susan's Reviews

    I remember being anxious almost the entire time I was reading this book. I just can't remember the plot. Part of me wants to reread this book, but the other part doesn't want to go back to that dark place. I wonder if this story has stood the test of time? Might be quite tame in comparison to today's serial killer novels. I remember being anxious almost the entire time I was reading this book. I just can't remember the plot. Part of me wants to reread this book, but the other part doesn't want to go back to that dark place. I wonder if this story has stood the test of time? Might be quite tame in comparison to today's serial killer novels.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cristina

    I love crime novels! That suspense, the mystery, waiting to know who the killer is... the emotion, they all make me feel like I’m part of the book. This book made me think about Agatha Christie’s books. I miss her crime novels. I think I need to read more books like this one. 👏

  6. 5 out of 5

    kwesi 章英狮

    When I was in high school I was surrounded by readers and they enjoyed reading Sidney Sheldon's books. Seriously, every recess or break time one of those Sidney Sheldon readers will sit beside you or in the corner and shouting and screaming. So I always curious of his works, and I tried one of his novel and it was good. Well, I was still young that time but I never been hooked reading Sheldon books. If I have time, I go to bookstores or online bookstores to buy some Sidney Sheldon's books. But I When I was in high school I was surrounded by readers and they enjoyed reading Sidney Sheldon's books. Seriously, every recess or break time one of those Sidney Sheldon readers will sit beside you or in the corner and shouting and screaming. So I always curious of his works, and I tried one of his novel and it was good. Well, I was still young that time but I never been hooked reading Sheldon books. If I have time, I go to bookstores or online bookstores to buy some Sidney Sheldon's books. But I don't know the reason behind that. Maybe that time only Sheldon and Steel were the one who only grabbed my affection to read and buy books. So I stored them in my bookshelf and from then on, I never tried to open one until I realized my books were getting old and yellowed because of dust and unknown organism living in my room. Sidney Sheldon's first novel was Naked Face published in 1970 and it was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. Well, as I said it was a good book but when you already read some of his novels, you can predict everything, his style never changed so do the twist in the near end of his books. Soon, in 1983-1984 the book was adopted and filmed before psychological forensic is widely accepted method of forensic crime-fighting work. Dr. Judd Stevens, a psychoanalyst in Chicago have been followed by an unknown murderer. The murderer who wearing mask and must be identified by his skills as a psychoanalyst or he will be accused as a murderer or he will be murdered next. It was started in a rainy morning, 10 days before Christmas when his one of his patients, John Hanson, a homosexual died and stabbed in the back. Everything changed that day and followed by a gore accident of her sexy assistant, Carol Roberts, who tied and poured with acid on her face and other parts. It was one of his worst days, in 10 days he will be killed or be saved from the hands of the criminals. As a doctor he must protect his clients secrets, their worst problems, or maybe they were the one who wanted to murder him? Too many suspect too little time. He must pursue his will to survive by using his skills in psychoanalysis. It was one of his interesting novels that deals with greatest mind of his time, the Naked Face, the true identity of a man of brute and murder. Two agents came and assist him as the story flows, Angeli and McGreavy, that will help him and guide him to his crime-fighting business. It was an interesting read but not as good as his other novels and not as bad as any novels published. He uses psychoanalysis as a weapon to solve the crime which is not yet widely accepted that time. Although his writing style never change from his other novels, the book is becoming predictable. From reading to the beginning till the end, you can predict the killer and some behind facts why they wanted to kill him. It was simple and recommended for those people who don't have time to read as well as wanted to be entertain by twists in the end. [image error] The cover looks creepy and old, but the movie poster looks great. The cartony looks and the broken glass made everything dark. O anyway, I want to watch the movie but I want to see the girl in nude covered with acid. Rating - The Naked Face by Sidney SHeldon, 2 Sweets and another year of happiness! (It was nice to read old books again, hay, wish my friends were still the same. I want to read books like this in the past but I was the one who took the other path. Anyway, It was an okay experience to read books like this, but still I recommend his other books like the Master of the Game and so on.) Challenges: Book #69 for 2011 Book #42 for Off the Shelf!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Crime Addict Sifat

    Dr. Judd Stevens, M.D., is a minding and effective Manhattan psychoanalyst who must face a terrible prospect; somebody is attempting to execute him. Initially, John Hanson, a patient attempting to beat his homosexuality, is killed. Not long after, Carol Roberts, Stevens' secretary, is additionally discovered tormented to death. Two cops, Andrew McGreavy and Frank Angeli, rush to regard Stevens as the prime suspect, halfway because of McGreavy's resentment regarding Stevens' declaration in a past Dr. Judd Stevens, M.D., is a minding and effective Manhattan psychoanalyst who must face a terrible prospect; somebody is attempting to execute him. Initially, John Hanson, a patient attempting to beat his homosexuality, is killed. Not long after, Carol Roberts, Stevens' secretary, is additionally discovered tormented to death. Two cops, Andrew McGreavy and Frank Angeli, rush to regard Stevens as the prime suspect, halfway because of McGreavy's resentment regarding Stevens' declaration in a past case. Stevens is later keep running around an auto, and taking after his recuperation, two men in dim attempt to execute him in his office. To demonstrate his honesty and find the genuine executioner, Stevens enlists a private examiner by the name of Norman Z. Touchy. I liked the personality of private investigator, Mr Norman Moody. I enjoyed this story with all my grey cells blazing. “Life is a very thin thread and it only takes a second to snap it” ― The Naked Face

  8. 5 out of 5

    Monica

    Wow!! Is all I could say when I read the first chapter of The Naked Face. This book captures your attention in the first chapter. I picked the book up at the library mainly to get a feel for the author Sidney Sheldon. I own a few of his books and wasn't sure about reading them. After reading The Naked Face I know that I will be reading his other books too. The Naked Face starts out with a man happy because he is going to be going home to his wife and letting her know that what happened in the pas Wow!! Is all I could say when I read the first chapter of The Naked Face. This book captures your attention in the first chapter. I picked the book up at the library mainly to get a feel for the author Sidney Sheldon. I own a few of his books and wasn't sure about reading them. After reading The Naked Face I know that I will be reading his other books too. The Naked Face starts out with a man happy because he is going to be going home to his wife and letting her know that what happened in the past is over with. You wonder what he is happy about and what was it was from his past when he is stabbed in the streets. You are left thinking did his past already catch up to him? You are thrown into a story of suspense and mystery that revolves around Dr. Judd Stevens. Dr. Stevens is a psychoanalyst. He analyzes people and their behaviors, life style and has them discover who they really are. He doesn't tell them that they are insane or paranoiac. He tries to help them to discover what is really inside them. His patients range from a house wife to a prominent business man. You discover that the person murdered in the first chapter was one of Dr. Stevens patients. The detectives assigned to the case are Angeli and McGreavy. Dr. Stevens and McGreavy have a history. McGreavy has animosity towards Dr. Stevens. As the story progresses I was trying to figure out who did it and why. As Dr. Stevens starts to analyze things in his own life you start to wonder if maybe he is a paranoiac. He believes some one is out to kill him when he is hit by a car. Is the doctor going to go to the nut house, or is he sane? That is what I started to ask myself. The Naked Face is a detective mystery that keeps you glued to the pages of the story. I found myself reading the book in less then 2 days. I will be picking up more of Sidney Sheldon's books

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sully (thysaltymar)

    After reading some of the famous awe-inspiring novels by great authors, I finally read something breath-taking! This is a mystery novel about a famous psycho-analyst, Dr. Stevens. He was haplessly suspected of murdering his receptionist Carol Roberts and his patient, John Hanson. The only way to find out that he is innocent is that he has to gather evidences and by all means, he must find a person who trust him. At the middle of the story he hired a private investigator, Mr Norman Moody. I love h After reading some of the famous awe-inspiring novels by great authors, I finally read something breath-taking! This is a mystery novel about a famous psycho-analyst, Dr. Stevens. He was haplessly suspected of murdering his receptionist Carol Roberts and his patient, John Hanson. The only way to find out that he is innocent is that he has to gather evidences and by all means, he must find a person who trust him. At the middle of the story he hired a private investigator, Mr Norman Moody. I love how the book put a bit of mystery on every page. The story is good and it differs from many other; the ending is not easy to predict. That alone makes this book worth reading. I have to say, this is not excellent book, but it comes close enough to be 'more than recommended'. ;)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Asghar Abbas

    His singularly stand alone novel that had some resemblance of being a proper book. Afterward he found his grove, rather his formula and pretty much stick to it till the end. Though I guess his books are endless quick fun reads. But very by the numbers.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Thomas

    This is Sidney Sheldon’s very first published novel, originally published back in 1970. It won an Edgar award in the ”best first mystery” category and shows clear evidence of the author’s extensive background in writing screenplays and producing Broadway shows and television programs. He creates suspense very well and writes in a page-turning style. While I enjoyed reading this novel, it does suffer from a predictable plot and a rushed finale. It also features some cringe-worthy social mores (par This is Sidney Sheldon’s very first published novel, originally published back in 1970. It won an Edgar award in the ”best first mystery” category and shows clear evidence of the author’s extensive background in writing screenplays and producing Broadway shows and television programs. He creates suspense very well and writes in a page-turning style. While I enjoyed reading this novel, it does suffer from a predictable plot and a rushed finale. It also features some cringe-worthy social mores (particularly homosexuality) that will really bother many of today’s readers. Still, it is eminently readable and served me well as a book to read between more complex novels.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Graceann

    This was one of Sidney Sheldon's first novels (if not THE first). It came out in 1971, and it has not aged well at all. Psychoanalyst Judd Stephens finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery and as the web tightens around him, he struggles to use his knowledge of human behavior in order to out-think the killer or killers. However, the out-moded, idiotic beliefs regarding sexuality and the uber-70s dialogue "let's rap," "he was groovy," just makes the whole thing ludicrous. Further, regardle This was one of Sidney Sheldon's first novels (if not THE first). It came out in 1971, and it has not aged well at all. Psychoanalyst Judd Stephens finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery and as the web tightens around him, he struggles to use his knowledge of human behavior in order to out-think the killer or killers. However, the out-moded, idiotic beliefs regarding sexuality and the uber-70s dialogue "let's rap," "he was groovy," just makes the whole thing ludicrous. Further, regardless of any inability to accept fact, homosexuality is not a disease or a choice - there is nothing to being gay that requires "curing." One character is "cured" of his homosexuality, and his wife is advised of the ways she has failed her husband and thus "caused" his homosexuality. What a backwards, offensive mindset. As a straight but intelligent person, I was appalled. I can only imagine what gay readers might have thought of this nonsense. The homosexuality as terrible, terrible thing surfaces again and again in the story, and it was stupid on page one. In light of that, I read the rest of the book saying "thank goodness he grew into good writing like Bloodline and Rage of Angels, because this is garbage." Sheldon was never Tolstoy, but I've usually found him to be quite enjoyable. The Naked Face is proof that not all novelists do interesting work right from the start of their careers.

  13. 5 out of 5

    mwana

    Hmmm. The first full length modern novel I ever read was a David Baldacci thing about some camel club. And I hated it. So I moved to John Grisham and his legal dramas got tired. In high school, I was introduced to Sidney Sheldon... and a favourite was born. After rereading The Naked Face, I have to say this isn't Sidney at his best. In my opinion, his worst novel was A Stranger In The Mirror followed closely by Doomsday Conspiracy. Naked Face feels more like amateur hour for Sidney's quality. Tha Hmmm. The first full length modern novel I ever read was a David Baldacci thing about some camel club. And I hated it. So I moved to John Grisham and his legal dramas got tired. In high school, I was introduced to Sidney Sheldon... and a favourite was born. After rereading The Naked Face, I have to say this isn't Sidney at his best. In my opinion, his worst novel was A Stranger In The Mirror followed closely by Doomsday Conspiracy. Naked Face feels more like amateur hour for Sidney's quality. That's not to say I didn't love the book. He has a way of writing stories within stories and somehow not losing you. Here we have a psycho analyst called Judd caught in strange events. A patient of his is murdered and his receptionist quickly follows. Two cops, Angeli and McGreavy, are investigating him the events... trying to figure out what the fuck is going on. The story unravels in this hypnotic fashion that leaves the reader at times scratching her head and other times going, "Oooh." The twist is believable. And the last scene is drama so perfect I could cry. I hate the ambiguous ending though. Sidney is a master at writing endings that make you want to perform his reincarnation. But in this one I would have loved to know if (view spoiler)[Judd got together with Anna (hide spoiler)] . I'm glad I reread this. Sidney will forever be a favourite. But his whodunit game is iffy. I'll stick to Agatha on that.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Stuart

    It's a murder mystery with a psycho-analyst protagonist. Freudian psycho-analysis has been largely discredited in the world of psychology, but even if it hadn't been, I'm sure that Sheldon has butchered a number of the concepts behind it. The book is generally trash, with silly one-dimensional characters. It does keep you guessing about who the killer is, but it's not the totally suspenseful thrill-ride that it's cover promises. I think it was Sheldon's first novel. Maybe his others are better. It's a murder mystery with a psycho-analyst protagonist. Freudian psycho-analysis has been largely discredited in the world of psychology, but even if it hadn't been, I'm sure that Sheldon has butchered a number of the concepts behind it. The book is generally trash, with silly one-dimensional characters. It does keep you guessing about who the killer is, but it's not the totally suspenseful thrill-ride that it's cover promises. I think it was Sheldon's first novel. Maybe his others are better. At least this one is relatively short.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Suraya (thesuraya)

    ive read quite a number of sheldon books to know his pattern and style and i can say that : 1) seeing as this is his first novel, its obvious that his writing style has improved a lot since then 2) i can already point out whos the bad guy here. it wasnt even a surprise at all. maybe bcs im too used to his writing style

  16. 5 out of 5

    Arush Ul islam

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Quite a thrilling one!!! The way Mr. Anglie turned out to be one of the conspirators, it was quite thrilling and unexpected. Another must read novel by Sidney Sheldon and also quite a magnificent one.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Viktorija Bondikjova

    Excellent book.Every page is interesting.Surprising ending.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ajanta

    I really enjoyed the book very much. And truth to be told was suspecting the wrong person 70% of the time. When the truth behind all the chaos revealed i was a little disappointed. But it was a great thrill the whole time. “𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙣𝙖𝙥 𝙞𝙩” Doctor Judd Stevens - a New York psychoanalyst is one of the best in his field. Within 24 hours, one of Doctor Judd's patient and receptionist was murdered brutally. The homicide detectives found that the only connect I really enjoyed the book very much. And truth to be told was suspecting the wrong person 70% of the time. When the truth behind all the chaos revealed i was a little disappointed. But it was a great thrill the whole time. “𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙣𝙖𝙥 𝙞𝙩” Doctor Judd Stevens - a New York psychoanalyst is one of the best in his field. Within 24 hours, one of Doctor Judd's patient and receptionist was murdered brutally. The homicide detectives found that the only connection between the two victims was Doctor Judd. Judd finds out that Homicide Detective McGreavy still holding him responsible for his partner's murderer not being in prison. After some more incidents Doctor Judd suddenly realise that either someone was trying to kill him or he was becoming a homicidal paranoiac! Now with a Detective already suspects him for both murder and ready to arrest him, will he be able to prove his innocence or his true mental condition? Whom will he trust? Will he be able to trust the right person?

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cassio Queiros

    This is the first time I read a book by Sidney Sheldon and this is a good one. The plot is a little absurd but fast-paced and suspenseful with a good twist ending. Like Ahmad Sharabiani said this book was nominated for the Edgar Award (Best First Novel - 1971. It lost to Lawrence Sanders and his "The Anderson Tapes"). This is the first time I read a book by Sidney Sheldon and this is a good one. The plot is a little absurd but fast-paced and suspenseful with a good twist ending. Like Ahmad Sharabiani said this book was nominated for the Edgar Award (Best First Novel - 1971. It lost to Lawrence Sanders and his "The Anderson Tapes").

  20. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    It is not that 'The Naked Face' is a mediocre book at all, there are some instances of exceptional narrative that makes one believe why Sheldon rose to narrative superstardom. On the back cover of the book, the Daily Telegraph commented that 'suspense could hardly be greater', and in many instances I would agree. First of all, I'm not very accustomed to reading books of this sort (mystery, thriller and so on). What that means is that I had no idea who the perpetrator of all the gruesome murders w It is not that 'The Naked Face' is a mediocre book at all, there are some instances of exceptional narrative that makes one believe why Sheldon rose to narrative superstardom. On the back cover of the book, the Daily Telegraph commented that 'suspense could hardly be greater', and in many instances I would agree. First of all, I'm not very accustomed to reading books of this sort (mystery, thriller and so on). What that means is that I had no idea who the perpetrator of all the gruesome murders was, though I had some wild guesses like pretty much everybody I guess. The identity is expertly concealed by the author, only near the end of the book can one get a clue as to who the murderer was. However, although I'm trying not to spoil anything, Sheldon 'cheated' in the sense that I believe that not even the most discerning of readers could guess the identity of the killer. This leads to the overwhelming disappointing ending, in my opinion. The first three quarters of the book are OK enough I guess, not bad but not that great either, despite some minor inconsistencies or cases which may only be perceived incredulously. For example, I doubt if any judge on this green earth would believe the 'it's my birthday' trick' (first chapters) or the fact that three innocent people in total are killed but the 'wanted' in this case, Judd, manages to make it through in one piece (those who read the book will understand). Professional killers are not what they used to be, it seems. What completely spoiled the experience for me personally though was the ending. Again, without trying to spoil anything, it is as if the author wanted to unite Judd and the most beautiful woman on earth (besides my mom, she's watching, I have to) as a fitting happily ever after to this book. I know that the endings are the hardest part to write or to be interpreted correctly but the average reader does get a sense that this seems more like a fairytale union and ending than what actually happens in real life. So I think that 3/5 stars is adequate enough for this book. 'Not bad but not that great either'... However, I do like to maintain that Sheldon is a great author, but this particular book does not quite suit what I think a novel such as this should be like, (with some allowances) believable.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Hasini | bibliosini

    So it's nice to be back to reading some Sidney Sheldon after so long. But I feel The Naked Face did not really possess all the suspense I have felt when reading the others. However, I still didn't see that last plot twist coming and was very much blindsided at the end of the book! So it's nice to be back to reading some Sidney Sheldon after so long. But I feel The Naked Face did not really possess all the suspense I have felt when reading the others. However, I still didn't see that last plot twist coming and was very much blindsided at the end of the book!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Oishi Chakraborty

    I'm confused about how I feel about this book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. Even though the big reveal was acceptable, I couldn't enjoy how the book ended. I was expecting an epic plot twist or some great action, but this book hardly delivered either one of those unlike some of his other works. I have a feeling that Sheldon has a better grasp of the characters of his female protagonists than the male ones. I'm confused about how I feel about this book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. Even though the big reveal was acceptable, I couldn't enjoy how the book ended. I was expecting an epic plot twist or some great action, but this book hardly delivered either one of those unlike some of his other works. I have a feeling that Sheldon has a better grasp of the characters of his female protagonists than the male ones.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathae

    9/18 Sheldon's first novel. My ninth read. The book was well-written. It is simple and easy-to-read. I must admit that I found it quite offensive reading the words "he was a homosexual" followerd by "he was cured". We should all know by now that homosexuality is not a disease, hence, it's not something one can cure, so it was quite a bit disappointing to read from the words of my favorite novelist. But I just took a mental note of it and kept reading, making sure that part wouldn't affect my judg 9/18 Sheldon's first novel. My ninth read. The book was well-written. It is simple and easy-to-read. I must admit that I found it quite offensive reading the words "he was a homosexual" followerd by "he was cured". We should all know by now that homosexuality is not a disease, hence, it's not something one can cure, so it was quite a bit disappointing to read from the words of my favorite novelist. But I just took a mental note of it and kept reading, making sure that part wouldn't affect my judgment on the novel as a whole. So the moment I finished reading the book, I did a little research. Turns out that in 1970, when the novel was first published, homosexuality was still considered a mental disorder according to the DSM-II, and it has not changed until it's seventh printing in 1974. It was such a relief... Back to the novel, it's not his best work but it is great for a first novel. It is amazing to see how much he has improved his writing and imagination over the decades. I definitely recommend this to everyone who likes some fast-paced reading.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    It is Sidney Sheldon's first novel and his first book I've ever read. I loved it! It was a real page-turner. It was really pleasant to read a good detective story where the investigation took place without internet, mobiles, androids, in general, without high technologies (ok, maybe I'm nostalgic a bit about those times:)). It was between 4 and 5 stars and I gave 4 because I guessed who the culprit was (that actually I was not supposed to). It is Sidney Sheldon's first novel and his first book I've ever read. I loved it! It was a real page-turner. It was really pleasant to read a good detective story where the investigation took place without internet, mobiles, androids, in general, without high technologies (ok, maybe I'm nostalgic a bit about those times:)). It was between 4 and 5 stars and I gave 4 because I guessed who the culprit was (that actually I was not supposed to).

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cindy H.

    This book was a HUGE disappointment! Everything about it felt old and dated. The plot, characters, setting were so cheesy and stilted. I also took offense to the author's tone and treatment of minorities. Even the mystery was fairly obvious early on. Bleh!!! This book was a HUGE disappointment! Everything about it felt old and dated. The plot, characters, setting were so cheesy and stilted. I also took offense to the author's tone and treatment of minorities. Even the mystery was fairly obvious early on. Bleh!!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    This story seemed to contain numerous, interesting stories within that could have been flushed out to more rewarding conclusions. 6 of 10 stars

  27. 5 out of 5

    itchy

    not bad for a debut p121: he nodded to his brother, and both men took out revolvers with silencers on them.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Joanita Francis

    Life is a very thin thread it only takes a second to snap it ~ Sidney Sheldon (The Naked Face) This is the first book by Sidney Sheldon. It’s about a Psychoanalyst named Judd who after the murder of one of his patients and receptionist is next on the hit list. It showcases a series of events that compels Dr. Judd to doubt his own sanity. It’s a gripping thriller as expected from Sidney Sheldon. However, for once I didn’t enjoy his book. This book showcased homophobia and the only black character Life is a very thin thread it only takes a second to snap it ~ Sidney Sheldon (The Naked Face) This is the first book by Sidney Sheldon. It’s about a Psychoanalyst named Judd who after the murder of one of his patients and receptionist is next on the hit list. It showcases a series of events that compels Dr. Judd to doubt his own sanity. It’s a gripping thriller as expected from Sidney Sheldon. However, for once I didn’t enjoy his book. This book showcased homophobia and the only black character in a very stereotypical way. The part that astounded me the most (in a bad way) was when the doctor spoke about homosexuality as if it were a disease that could be cured. This really shows how old this book is. The writing didn’t fit the current time and hence didn’t resonate with me as much. I agree that Sidney Sheldon’s latter books that I’ve come across have all been great. This one just didn’t work for me. Wouldn’t recommend this book at all. Two stars just for the thrill of the book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    nur'aini tri wahyuni

    first time read Sidney Sheldon. not bad. lumayan, bakalan -nyoba- baca bukubuku beliau yg lainnya. soalnya yang ini tokohnya ngeselin banget. are you sure you are a psychoanalysis, Judd? because you seems too stupid being that. 😒

  30. 4 out of 5

    Simone Beg

    Of course it’s not high literature, but it’s sure one entertaining read, if you‘re into crime and suspense that is It’s very much the written equivalent of a “switch your brain off, lean back with a bucket of popcorn“ summer blockbuster flick. Nothing wrong about it. I was very much entertained.

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