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  1. says:

    I enjoyed Verdon’s first novel Think of a Number so much that I immediately got hold of a copy of this book a follow up story featuring retired NYPD cop Dave Gurney The background is that Dave retired from the force in his late forties after having enjoyed a glittering career as a star detective He is highly logical in his approach and loves the challenge of solving complex puzzles He’s now living in the Catskills in upstate NY with

  2. says:

    This is the 2nd book in the series and all I can say is that I love this author He knows how to ratchet up the tension If you like mysteries I highly recommend this series although I would start with book 1 because the case Dave Gurney was on in that book is mentioned a lot in this book Plus it's a damn good book IMO

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    When Dave Gurney retired from the NYPD as a decorated homicide detective and moved to an isolated country farm he thought he was putting his old life behind him Certainly his wife Madeleine hoped that was the case and she loves their new life o

  4. says:

    This is the second book I've read by this author and the plots are gripping and the main character although conforms pretty closely to the stereotypical male lead that bores me isn't at all annoying There is one thing that bothered me in this book and in the first and I felt compelled to RANT about it The main character's relationship with his wife doesn't make any sense to me According to him she is insightful

  5. says:

    John Verdon's Dave Gurney is a nicely developed character I've come to appreciate in this series He's a retired NYC detective with lots of past success a nice post retirement with his wife in a bucolic country setting outside the city and seemingly too much time on his hands He keeps getting pulled into his past life whic

  6. says:

    It's 9PM and I'm thinking I'll lay in bed for a bit read and call it a night Gotta get up early wake my daughter up fix her

  7. says:

    This is a heavy duty thrillercrime fictionmystery It involves serial killers and crimes which are among the most depraved one can read or know about But the fact it's Dave Gurney investigating lightens the load somewhatRetired homicide detective living in upstate New York on a bucolic little farmstead I hope I used that word correctly Dave

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    This book is Think of a NumberIt's structurally identical and the plot is so similar as to make the identity of the murderer obvious from very early on assuming you have already read Verdon's first novel which I have So that's a bit disappointing but it's a gripping read anyway because it becomes a howdunnit? not a whodunnit?Yes the way the crime was committed becomes the central mystery and it's compelling enough to m

  9. says:

    710 As others have noted this would be much better if it were a hundred pages shorter His writing can be uite good at times and I see unrealized potential Does every book have to be psycho serial killers?

  10. says:

    After two books in this series I'm beginning to see a pattern Dave Gurney is still trying to retire as a cop and his wife is very encouraging often demanding but she usually relents because he's just so good at it The other police all seem to resent him for the same reason They're a bunch of idiots and he comes along and knocks out their jacks sending them tumbling back to earth The exception is his old semi

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John Verdon s Dave Gurney is a nicely developed character I ve come to appreciate in this series He s a retired NYC detective with lots of past success a nice post retirement with his wife in a bucolic country setting outside the city and seemingly too much time on his hands He keeps getting pulled into his past life which leads to problems with his present life if that makes any sense I ve read the series out of order which isn t normally a good thing but it does allow a reader to appreciate character development where changes seem noticeable than gradual Anyway to the storyShut Your Eyes Tight begins with an awful murder A young bride is beheaded at her own wedding party Everyone knows who did it but the presumed killer a Mexican immigrant part time employee of the groom has absconded and the police can t locate him Dave s old buddy on the force talks him into taking a look at the crime in an unofficial role for the victim s mother Turns out the victim wasn t a nice person her mother isn t either though she s very very rich and Dave s wife isn t happy about the whole thing As with most of the Verdon s novels in the series tension seems to drive the story Tension between the police and the unofficial role Dave has between the rich and poor members of the local community between Dave and his wife between Dave and his friend between members of the local political and police communities all contribute to confusion a surfeit of motives that needed to be tracked down and to pressure on Gurney Poor Dave gets very introspective at times almost like a detective in a translated Scandinavian procedural It didn t get in the way too much and was an important aspect of the novel but importantly it gets us inside of Dave s head a bit which is uite a place to beProgress is made eventually though my biggest criticism of this effort is that there are just too many alternative motives and potential scenarios being thrown about and Dave at times seems to go against his well known data driven approach This book had a little too much of the unbelievable in the crimes and the overall feeling I had at the conclusion was that it was a little too wild and less based on procedural stuff than on instinct A good read though and an important ending that informs future novels in the series ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! is a nicely developed character I ve come to appreciate I Am Providence in this series He s a retired NYC detective with lots of past success a nice post retirement with his wife An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, in a bucolic country setting outside the city and seemingly too much time on his hands He keeps getting pulled The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob into his past life which leads to problems with his present life WeVe Only Just Begun if that makes any sense I ve read the series out of order which Real Estate Mistakes isn t normally a good thing but Computer Network Time Synchronization it does allow a reader to appreciate character development where changes seem noticeable than gradual Anyway to the storyShut Your Eyes Tight begins with an awful murder A young bride Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is beheaded at her own wedding party Everyone knows who did Ignition it but the presumed killer a Mexican Mitologii subiective immigrant part time employee of the groom has absconded and the police can t locate him Dave s old buddy on the force talks him Between Heaven and Mirth into taking a look at the crime Biogenealogy in an unofficial role for the victim s mother Turns out the victim wasn t a nice person her mother Sobre el anarquismo (Biblioteca de Divulgación Anarquista isn t either though she s very very rich and Dave s wife ABOUT ANARCHISM isn t happy about the whole thing As with most of the Verdon s novels Absolute Trust (Renegade, introspective at times almost like a detective La isla de la calavera in a translated Scandinavian procedural It didn t get Paleontology and Paleoenvironments in the way too much and was an The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance importantly Prayer For Little Things it gets us A Treatise on Time and Space inside of Dave s head a bit which The White Lantern is uite a place to beProgress Kingsbane (Empirium, is made eventually though my biggest criticism of this effort Learning To Dance is that there are just too many alternative motives and potential scenarios being thrown about and Dave at times seems to go against his well known data driven approach This book had a little too much of the unbelievable ¡Dilly-ding, dilly-dong!: Leicester City, el triunfo más improbable de la historia del fútbol inglés it was a little too wild and less based on procedural stuff than on La locura de saltar contigo instinct A good read though and an The Five Chinese Brothers important ending that The Future Aint What It Used to Be informs future novels Roomies in the series

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Κράτα τα μάτια σου κλειστάΜια έκπληξη σε περιμένειΗ Τζίλιαν Πέρι ένα κακομαθημένο πλουσιοκόριτσο παντρεύεται τον διάσημο ψυχίατρο Σκοτ Άστον Μπροστά της ανοίγεται ένας ευτυχισμένος δρόμος όμως κατά τη διάρκεια της γαμήλιας δεξίωσης βρίσκεται άγρια δολοφονημένη Τα στοιχεία οδηγούν σε αδιέξοδοΕίναι ώ?. When Dave Gurney retired from the NYPD as a decorated homicide detective and moved to an isolated country farm he thought he was putting his old life behind him Certainly his wife Madeleine hoped that was the case and she loves their new life of peace uiet and long walks in the countryside She delights in her flowers the wild life that abounds around the farm and in her various hobbiesDave not so much Gurney discovers that he misses the hunt His job had energized and challenged him and he finds that sitting around watching the asparagus grow is not all that fulfilling A few months earlier much to Madeleine s chagrin Dave agreed to consult on a murder investigation known as the Mellery case Think of a Number and his doing so threatened his marriage and his life Once the case was concluded Dave determined to put homicide investigations behind him once and for all but now he s asked to consult again on a particularly difficult and gruesome caseA young bride has married a very successful psychiatrist and then only moments before the wedding toast the bride is discovered in a small cabin on the property where the wedding is being held She has been decapitated and her head is left sitting on a table staring back at the rest of her bodyThe prime suspect is a mysterious Mexican gardener who was working on the property who allegedly opposed the marriage and who has now disappeared The police have launched a massive manhunt for the missing man but he has vanished along with the neighbor lady with whom he was allegedly having an affairThe bride s wealthy mother is not happy with the way the police are handling the case and she offers Gurney a huge fee if he will look into it Naturally Madeleine opposes the idea but Dave is intrigued and finally suggests a compromise in which he will give the investigation a couple of weeks and will then bow out irrespective of the state of the investigation at that pointWell of course we all know how that s going to work out Before long Dave will be deeply entangled in the most intellectually challenging case he s ever confronted and no matter what his wife thinks he will have to see it through To say much about the plot would probably be unfair suffice it to say that this is a complex densely plotted and very entertaining novel with than the usual number of unexpected twists and turns The characters are intriguing and the crimes are challenging The book should appeal to anyone who enjoys a well written psychological thrillerview spoilerI have two reservations about this book The first has to do with the relationship between Dave Gurney and his wife Madeleine Watching the way Dave s first case impacted their relationship was interesting but watching the same story a second time was less entertaining Clearly the two are at cross purposes regarding the way in which Dave will spend his retirement and one of them needs to give in to the other Either that or they need to go their separate ways but I would not want to read a third novel in which the two are constantly at odds over Dave s workMy second concern involves a development that occurs when Dave engages a particularly nasty character about midway through the book Dave is drugged and wakes up later with no memory of what has occurred over the last several hours There is a serious possibility that he may have been photographed or filmed in a compromising situation Dave thinks about the possibility of going to a hospital and having them run a tox screen to see what drug he might have been given But then he decides against doing soSAY WHAT He has no idea what he might have been doing for the last few hours He could have been set up for a very serious crime and his only defense would be that he had been drugged and photographed in a compromising situation without his knowledge The tox screen could confirm that he had been drugged and this is his only practical defense against whatever might be coming at him Once the drugs are out of his system he will have no defense Dave is a brilliant guy and an experienced police detective It s inconceivable that he wouldn t take this logical step to protect himself and this colored the rest of the book for me I still enjoyed the book a lot but I would have enjoyed it had it not been for these two irritating factors hide spoiler