The Devil's Analyst by Dennis Frahmann
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book had so much potential. The plot was one that I thought I would enjoy. The pacing of the book was way too slow, though. I almost stopped reading it several times. By the time I finally started to have a real interest in the book, it was well over half way through it. As for the characters, Josh was definitely crazy and I just didn't get the point of his tests. I get that he was testing for weakness but what did it really matter if the person you care about is weak. Danny was stronger than I expected him to be but the anger he should have felt just didn't feel like it was there. He was betrayed by the man he loved but he just took it in stride like it didn't mean anything to him.
Now on to what I did like. I enjoyed the little Y2K prank at the beginning because that year many people were worked up about technology and what would happen when the new year rang in. I also liked the little 'therapy sessions' thrown in throughout the book. It was a sneak peak into the mind of a psycho and did really add to the book. The hidden room was a nice touch also. Every crazy person needs a secret hideout to help keep his secrets.
Like I said, the book did improve toward the end so I didn't totally dislike it. It is an ok book if you can make it past the slow background section that takes up so much of the book.
**Please note that I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion.**
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