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The Dead Student
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John Katzenbach has written thirteen previous novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Traveler, Day of Reckoning, Just Cause, and What Comes Next. Katzenbach was a criminal court reporter for the Miami Herald and Miami News. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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A Publishers Weekly top 10 mystery & thriller for fall
An Amazon book of the month in the mystery/thriller category
A finalist for the Killer Nashville 2015 Silver Falchion Award for Best Novel

"Sobriety can be a hard-won battle, victories coming one day at a time. And that war can be lost so quickly, as John Katzenbach deftly explores in his 14th thriller . . . Katzenbach ratchets up his trademark intensity in The Dead Student, a breathless plot with plenty of twists that are grounded in reality . . . A clever plot and well-sculpted characters."--Oline Cogdill, Sun Sentinel "Katzenbach always surprises and never disappoints . . . The Dead Student . . . demonstrates why he has a place on many 'must-read author' lists as he sets up a chilling tale of long-simmering revenge . . . The climax of the book explodes in a series of plans that go well and otherwise . . . a great ending that sounds the subtle ring of truth . . . Katzenbach's plot-driven narrative is such that you will want to read The Dead Student in one sitting."--Bookreporter "Another one of those darned crime novels that you just can't put down . . . A twisted, compelling tale of death and deceit . . . Violence abounds as Katzenbach delivers tense suspense in a convoluted tale with a conclusion that's impossible to predict."--Lansing State Journal (Michigan) "Boasting one of the freshest and most unlikely duos to appear in crime fiction in some time, the latest thriller by Katzenbach is one of his most enjoyable."--Kirkus Reviews "[A] clever cat-and-mouse thriller."--Publishers Weekly "A first-class thriller . . . Katzenbach delivers an intricately woven plot with sensitively drawn characters . . . Gripping."--Washington Times "Bestselling author John Katzenbach knows how to get into people's heads, whether it's in the psyche of his characters, or the minds of his readers. His newest novel, The Dead Student, is a perfect example . . . Katzenbach expertly ramps up the tension by weaving in the twisted rationale of the real culprit . . . An intriguing tapestry of psychological cat-and-mouse that readers won't be able to put down."--Killer Nashville "Katzenbach proves he is a genius at handling complex dark plots and characters, and masterfully narrates the most terrifying recesses of the mind. You will read The Dead Student in one sitting."--ABC Nacional (Madrid) Praise for John Katzenbach: "Powerful . . . a fiendish story told with Katzenbach's usual skill and professionalism. . . . This is an exceptional novel--and a most troubling one."--Washington Post, on What Comes Next "No one portrays the mind of a sociopathic killer better than John Katzenbach."--William Bayer, Edgar Award-winning author of Peregrine and Switch, on Red 1-2-3

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