Shut Your Eyes Tight

Shut Your Eyes Tight

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Nearly a year has passed since the sensational Dermott case, and retired NYPD superstar detective Dave Gurney is trying once again to live a quiet life in the country with his wife Madeleine. However, when a young bride is gruesomely murdered at her own wedding reception on her new husband's country estate, Dave finds an invitation to join the investigation irresistible. He soon discovers that what seemed at first the senseless act of a deranged illegal-alien gardener is part of a far more complicated puzzle...As Dave peels the layers of the onion, he enters a hellish world of sadistic manipulation, multiple murders, and an appalling criminal enterprise where no one is who they seem to be - all orchestrated by the cleverest mind he has ever encountered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0718156714
  • 9780718156718
  • 2,194,435

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"Taut and suspenseful...Verdon is in top form as he lays out the twisty mechanics of the crime, creating an agreeably sinister villain...A strong follow-up to the author's wildly entertaining debut."--"Washington Post""The crime is grisly and the cop is complicated. A nice combination."--"New York Daily News""For anyone who loves a good puzzle, John's Verdon's SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT is the easy answer.""Verdon, who hit a home run with his debut novel, THINK OF A NUMBER", " has now nailed another one."--"Booklist "(Starred review)"Absorbing complications, perfect pacing and a conflicted protagonist (endearing for his introspection)...The author's insight, which imbues the story with tremendous humanity, make this a must-read for thriller fans who enjoy tales that are not only gripping but believable." Library Journal (starred review)"Verdon follows THINK OF A NUMBER, his sensational debut featuring retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney, with this standout sequel, set a year later. [The elements: ] a bizarre, high-profile apparent impossibility involving the murder weapon, and once again...a relationship in crisis."--"Publishers Weekly" (Starred Review)
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About John Verdon

JOHN VERDON'S first novel, "Think of a Number, "featuring detective protagonist Dave Gurney, ""was an international bestseller, soaring to the top of bestseller lists in twenty countries. Currently, John lives with his wife in upstate New York.
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7,370 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2,135)
4 45% (3,306)
3 21% (1,555)
2 4% (313)
1 1% (61)
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