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by John Katzenbach

  • ISBN: 0802126111
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: John Katzenbach
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mysterious Press; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1576 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1265 kb
  • Other: lrf mbr lit txt
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 577


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What Comes Next is a psychological thriller written by the American author John Katzenbach published in September 2010. Just like "The Analyst" it stayed at the very top of the best seller books. It was translated into German, Spanish, English and Portuguese. The story talks about a retired psychology professor that witnesses a tortured young woman in the process of running away from home, kidnapped off the street.

It was not a specific song as much as she was blending together every lullaby and children’s ditty she could remember, so that Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Itsy Bitsy Spider joined with The Bear. Went Over the Mountain and I’m a Little Teapot. She mixed in the occasional Christmas carol, as well. Any lyric, any verse, any thread of music she could recall was hummed and sung quietly. She stayed away from rap and rock and roll because she couldn’t imagine how they would comfort her. She caught her breath when the sound of the door interrupted her, but just as swiftly.

What Comes Next may be Katzenbach’s best book since The Traveler and is even more relevant

What Comes Next may be Katzenbach’s best book since The Traveler and is even more relevant. Serial killers are evil but blessedly rare. Pornography, thanks to the Internet, has gone mainstream. I think Katzenbach has contemplated our increasingly decadent society and been inspired to write the first great porn novel: not a glorification but an angry vision of where we are and what could come next. Are there sites like ­Whatcomesnext out there? Certainly, there are criminals who would gladly produce such shows if they could master the technology.

What readers are saying about What Comes Nex. An experience akin to riding the scariest roller coaster ride'. I raced through this book'. Thriller & Crime Psychological. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

John Katzenbach - 'What Comes Next'. As I said above, my girlfriend has read most of Katzenbach’s books and assures me his other ones are much more gripping. I don't know if i could say i enjoyed this book, but i can say i liked it. It is a well written, suspenseful, tense psychological thriller.

Reading What Comes Next is an experience akin to riding the scariest roller coaster ride: You gulp with the rush of both trepidation and excitement-and you sigh with relief when it's over

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Reading What Comes Next is an experience akin to riding the scariest roller coaster ride: You gulp with the rush of both trepidation and excitement-and you sigh with relief when it's over. -New York Journal of Books.

Katzenbach (The Madman's Tale, 2004, et. sets an amateur sleuth living on borrowed time to hunt a kidnapped teenager whose time is even shorter in this pulp-ish re-imagining of "The Pit and the Pendulum" for the digital age. sets an amateur sleuth living on borrowed time to hunt a kidnapped teenager whose time is even shorter in this pulp-ish re-imagining of "The Pit and the Pendulum" for the digital ag. Katzenbach (The Madman’s Tale, 2004, et. sets an amateur sleuth living on borrowed time to hunt a kidnapped teenager whose time is even shorter in this pulp-ish re-imagining of The Pit and the Pendulum for the digital age. Jennifer Riggins is the fourth victim her abductors have taken, and by now they’ve gotten most of the bugs out of their routine.

John Katzenbach is the author of the bestselling In the Heat of the Summer, which became the movie The Mean Season. Two more of his books were made into films in the United States, 1995's Just Cause and 2002's Hart's War. Notes. obscured text on leaf 5 and on back cover.

When a retired academician witnesses a lovely young woman snatched off the street, he is unsatisfied by the police response and vows to find her on his own. She has been kidnapped and held prisoner by a married couple who have started an exclusive website, named “What Comes Next,” on which viewers can watch, in real time, what befalls their victims.What befalls the pretty teenager at the hands of the depraved couple, as thousands follow every moment of her nightmare, provides one of the most terrifying novels of the year.


Hunaya Hunaya
The story told by the author is very original. The characters definitely held my attention. I couldn't quite justify his hallucinations. I'm sure there was a message there. Maybe about his disease itself. But I couldn't grasp it.

The one thing I would have changed around was for Jennifer to "murder" the crux of the demented captors delight, which was their belief that they were the Martin Scorseses of deep, dark net entertainment. I would have looked directly into the camera and shot it because she would not only be defeating the captors, it would also have said FU to the twisted subscribers. I would have shot it right after I said "POW!".

I was not happy with the death of the cop. We knew it left her little kids with no parents. She could have been severely injured, but still survived it.

I also did not AT ALL like the ending and it was too contrived. If Jennifer and Adrian had had a relationship after the rescue and he had made her promise to do this for him, it may have resonated well. Or even Jennifer arriving at the home to find his room empty and told by a nurse he went quietly in his sleep. But, to make it her decision, was just wrong and, in reality, a 20 year old would never have the wisdom to understand the depth of what she was doing and so probably wouldn't do it. Perhaps a relative or neighbor who loved him and who had watched him decline would have been more suitable. Or an elderly peer from the university with whom he had been very close. With Jennifer, it was too impersonal and I pictured her merrily skipping off to class.

Also, the pervert was just about redeemed for saving Adrian's life, but then he had to go and get turned on from touching Jennifer's skin. So, he's back to being a sleaze. Not sure his character was needed. Maybe just a regular old computer geek? Or a college kid who is a subscriber and grows a conscience? Just thoughts for the author, if he even reads these things.

Give it a try, though. It was definitely a well-devised story.
Zetadda Zetadda
The plot starts with an interesting proposal, an endearing main character and parents' worse nightmare. However, even if the main character is really engaging the rest of the characters are very sketchy, barely there at all. Audie's ghosts have more presence and do more for the progression of the plot than the rest of the cast, including the "baddies". And these characters are all isolated, have the minimun interactions with other people: Audie is falling into dementia, Jennifer has been kidnapped, the kidnappers have no interest in other people and must keep to themselves because of the characteristics of their crime, and so on. This creates a sort of vacuum where the characters exist, and so the author must use flashbacks, ghosts and other techniques to fill in the blanks. This makes for slow, tiresome reading. There are some overtly violent episodes- but these are not gory or gruesome or even described very much. There are no scenes with physical torture. What I found more revolting and disturbing was the protracted, latent, permanent sense of threat, psychological torture and utter helplessness of the kidnapped girl. Its a readable but minor Katzenbach.
Tto Tto
I was reluctant to give What Comes Next four stars because the subject matter was so revolting, from the debilitating condition suffered by the protagonist to the utterly despicable nature of the antagonist couple and what they were doing. After a time, I found myself hating to find that the author was returning to the disturbing plight of the victim. However, the author's use of hallucinations on the part of the protagonist as a method of advancing the plot was interesting and unique. The writing was superior, and the action moved very well. As the climatic scenes developed, it was not easy to figure out what was going to happen next. That, of course, is an excellent and essential feature in this type of book.
BlessСhild BlessСhild
This was more than I thought it was. I found the twists and turns were unique and there were times I wanted to scream at some of them. A pity of course that I could not be heard. This is one of those books that you want to throw it across the room because you get so angry then go pick it up so you can continue reading it. But don't worry I don't throw my Kindle.

You will need tissues however as well.
Mash Mash
I thought this was to be a perverted psycho-thriller when it began unravelling. But it lost it's perversion and became an excellent thriller. I found myself racing through the final chapters before settling into the epilogue. The scenario felt quite real, albeit a stretch in reality. But then, one can only imagine what is "out there" on the internet. Character development was good to the point I felt I could picture the various characters in their roles. Gotta say I recommend "What Comes Next" to those who enjoy reading about the shady side of life.
Gorisar Gorisar
What an extraordinary array of characters. This is a thriller with heart. It lingers equally over the worst and best traits found in humanity.
A young girl is kidnapped for the entertainment of the jaded on the Net. Witnessed only by an elderly, terminally ill professor, her only hope lies in his belief that he must and can save her.
I really enjoyed this book, and will certainly be reading this author again. If you enjoy crime thrillers but you're tired of serial killers, this book will tick the right boxes.
Linn Linn
This book is the most pretentious, turgid stuffy writing I've encountered - except from grad students, I truly do not understand how he got a contract to write this. Horrible in every way.
First book I've read by John Katzenbach (he went to Hawkeye Summer Camp with my husband, Franklin Foote) and I've already ordered more!!!! Not because my husband turned out to know him (which was a surprise!) but because he's an excellent writer!!!