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Deja en paz al diablo (Dave Gurney #3)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,611 Ratings  ·  386 Reviews
Nada es nunca lo que parece. Y menos si David Gurney está involucrado. Han pasado seis meses. David Gurney apenas ha conseguido reincorporarse a una cierta normalidad después de haberse encontrado al borde de la muerte tras resolver el caso más peligroso al que se... había enfrentado. Madeleine, su esposa, está preocupada; Gurney ha sido diagnosticado con síndrome de estré ...more
Paperback, 494 pages
Published June 2012 by Roca editorial (first published January 1st 2012)
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Murat Keti You don't need to read 1 and 2 you loose nothing about story, but there would be some spoilers about 1 and 2.
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Feb 09, 2013 Harry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 lunch, get breakfast ready and then take her to school." The book I'm reading is John Verdon's latest: Let the Devil Sleep. The plate that sits on top of the chimney on the roof sends the sound of rain - like soft staccato bullets - down the chimney chute into the bedroom. I hit the power switch on my Kindle and focus on the page before me.

After reading a few hundred
This book is very disappointing. I'm so glad I didn't buy it. I was tempted to a few times when I saw it at B&N, but eventually borrowed it from the library. I'm beginning to think that the third book in a series is the make-it or break-it book. So many series I've read recently go really bad with the third book and unfortunately this seems to have happened with Dave Gurney, retired NYPD detective extraordinaire.

Dave is recovering from the near-fatal gunshot wound he received at the end of t
Mar 12, 2016 Bandit rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the longest (so far) and the least impressive (so far) of Verdon's books. Mind you, he's set the bar pretty high with the two previous Dave Gurney, retired detective extraordinaire, series, meaning that even a lackluster entry into his world would still be pretty decent, but it did lack a lot of the things that made books one and two so, so good. The character writing is still top notch, Gurney, his oddly balanced, yet very functional marriage (although by now one might start to questio ...more
Franco  Santos
Feb 10, 2016 Franco Santos rated it really liked it
El tercer libro de la saga de David Gurney (mi serie de intriga favorita).

Me gustó mucho. Me pareció mejor que el primero pero peor que los restantes. ¿Por qué? La razón principal es el mero hecho de que el caso no llamó mi atención tanto como los otros. Sin embargo, quitando eso, sigue habiendo un misterio pétreo, implacable y, a su vez, con una brillantez absoluta.

El final es lo mejor de la novela. Es un espectáculo extraordinario.
Aug 11, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
For me the story did not grab me at all could not pick this up to keep reading might be me i don't know took to long to get into the story
Mar 28, 2015 Ciruela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ir a la librería, tomar un libro al azar y comprarlo porque la sinopsis te llama. No leí ninguna reseña, entonces lo termine, busque información y oh! sorpresa: "¡Querida! resulta que leíste el tercer libro de una saga saltándote los dos primeros".
Eso es lo que paso. Igual le entendí super bien pero creo (por supuesto) que me spoilie los dos primeros libros.
Feb 12, 2016 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Amo los libros de John Verdon y amo a Dave Gurney como personaje. Tienda a disfrutarlos mucho porque, simplemente, son geniales.

Este libro se lee rápido pero es un tanto aburrido ya que carece de giros espectaculares como en los otros libros. La historia no es mala pero es como si nunca terminara de explotar y, el final, me resulto un tanto decepcionante.

De todas formas, tiene la firma de Gurney y de todos los personajes que lo acompañan que me encantan, excepto por un personaje que me pareció i
Apr 14, 2014 Jeanette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gurney novels are my fav for this particular genre of series in the thriller category. At least for all of those novels which have come out in the last 10 years. Despite the Nordic invasion.

His tension is really crisp and intact from the get-go and you just have to keep reading to see what happens next.

These are pretty graphic for most peoples' tastes, but without being occult or pure horror at all- he has still got that menacing chill factor foundation. And Dave fits into that slot (the react
Nov 11, 2013 Robert rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-detective
The third volume in an on-going detective series sees a former NYC super-cop, now retired to the sticks get dragged into yet another investigation on an amateur basis. Once again the story is eminently readable and it is an improvement over its predecessors in that it is not blatantly obvious who the mystery killer is - in fact I guessed incorrectly this time.


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Sep 24, 2014 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
LET THE DEVIL SLEEP. (2012). John Verdon. ****.
This was Verdon’s third adventure for his retired cop, Dave Gurney. He and his wife had moved to Upstate New York to live in the peace and tranquility that he thought he deserved. Like most retired people, however, Dave began to get bored very quickly. When a young woman journalism student approached him and offered his a job as a consultant to a study she was conducting on the effects on the survivors of murder victims, he agreed – after a token re
Apr 08, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, leituras-2014
Estreei-me com John Verdon no livro Pensa num Número (opinião aqui), que não me impressionou por aí além. No entanto, fiquei curiosa com a sinopse deste seu novo livro e decidi arriscar. Em boa hora o fiz porque este livro é muito bom.

Verdon pega num assassino em série, que matou seis pessoas há 10 anos, e trá-lo novamente para a realidade actual. Com o objectivo de ajudar uma jovem num documentário sobre os assassinatos do Bom Pastor, David Gurney, um ex-detective da Polícia de Nova Iorque, aca
John Wiltshire
Sep 06, 2015 John Wiltshire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Started this one today having enjoyed both the first two Think of a Number and Shut Your Eyes Tight.
I'm going into this with great expectations that the author has been toying with us about the deranged wife, and that it's this book which will expose her and see Dave saved from her evil clutches. Yeah. But I like Dave Gurney enough to overlook this little flaw in his character (that he hasn't quietly murdered his wife) and enjoy some great writing and plotting.
I'll update when finished...
Luanne Ollivier
Jul 30, 2012 Luanne Ollivier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
was lucky enough to be an early reader (and fan) of John Verdon's debut novel - Think of a Numb3r. I love getting in on the ground floor of a new series. His second book - Shut Your Eyes Tight - was just as good and proved that Verdon wasn't a one book wonder. The latest book in his Dave Gurney series - Let the Devil Sleep - was fantastic! John Verdon just gets better and better.

Retired NYPD Homicide Detective Dave Gurney has spent the last six months recovering from gunshot wounds sustained dur
Evan Lewis
Aug 22, 2012 Evan Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned something this week: John Verdon is a heck of a writer. I read LET THE DEVIL SLEEP in two days, which is saying a lot, because it's a BIG book, running 449 pages. It was just hard to stop.

This is Mr. Verdon's third novel, and third in the continuing adventures of retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney. And now, God help me, I'm going to have to find and read the first two, THINK OF A NUMBER and SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT.

LET THE DEVIL SLEEP begins with Gurney at home, lamenting the guns
Frank Castillo
Jan 30, 2013 Frank Castillo rated it really liked it
Esta novela sin duda tenía un inicio más lento de los dos primeros libros de la serie.... Pero el rompecabezas me mantuvo enganchado con la acción lenta y la construcción del misterio. No hay nada en concreto para aferrarte, a medida que avanzas lentamente. Como los libros anteriores, la linea es tensa, en lugar de llenar cada parte de acción.La introducción del hijo de Dave, Kyle, le da un giro inesperado, aun me parece que la forma de terminar sus libros y con todo el misterio de un solo golpe ...more
Sofia Teixeira
Apr 21, 2014 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Verdon tem sido um nome sonante no que toca a policiais/thrillers em Portugal. Desde que o seu primeiro livro saiu por cá, Pensa Num Número, que muitos elogios têm sido tecidos à sua capacidade de prender o leitor à narrativa e, apesar de a minha estreia se dar apenas agora com Deixa Dormir o Diabo, é com grande fascínio que venho confirmar isso mesmo. Apesar do protagonista ser o mesmo que nas duas obras anteriores já publicadas no nosso país, a leitura deu-se de forma fluída tendo o efeit ...more
Jill Manske
Probably 3.5 stars, but not quite 4. Anyway, this is a very interesting murder mystery with some unusual paths. A young journalism student has an idea for a school project: interviewing family members of victims of a serial killer to see how their lives were impacted. A tabloid-like TV program, known for sensationalism and trashy programs, picks up the idea and contracts with her. She then asks for guidance from a medically retired NYPD homicide detective, who gets more involved in the murders t ...more
Jan 09, 2013 Serkan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Verdon "Aklından Bir Sayı Tut" ile tesadüfi bir başarı kazanmadığını bence devamında yazdığı 2 romanla da gösteriyor. Bilge dedektifimiz Gurney yine çözülmesi çok güç bir seri cinayetler vakasını aydınlatıyor. Bu romana 4 yıldız veriyorum, çünkü olayların nasıl gelişeceği kitabın ortalarında biraz kendini belli ediyordu. Çok fazla sürpriz yoktu belki ama yine de çok çok iyi yazılmış bir roman. Sayfaların nasıl aktığını hissetmeyeceksiniz.
May 21, 2015 Kris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess I joined the Dave Gurney series at volume three. I don’t think this was a disadvantage however. The story gave enough background that you could get the sense of this character without necessarily reading the other books. I enjoyed the book so much that I would not hesitate to recommend readers to pick up the other two.

I am still trying to put my finger on exactly what it is about this novel that has me thinking about it almost a week after finishing it. The main character, Dave Gurney, i
Oct 27, 2012 Pamela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Will probably be my last in this series. The wife is just too annoying. The main character is turning into a dullard. And the son is far too eager to please his absentee father.

Mystery wasn't bad, but can't make up for totally unlikeable characters. Count me out from now on.
I found this book a bit disappointing after the first two by Verdun. The plot is weaker; Gurney doesn't truly get entangled in the mystery until the final third of the story, and I found it hard to really care about what was happening as a result.
Sheila Myers
Apr 01, 2016 Sheila Myers rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
I found the plot interesting, but perhaps because I haven't read any of the other books, I didn't think the characters had enough depth. I also wondered why in 400+ pages so many things had to repeated. How many times does the reader have to hear about Gurney's medical issues and the full account of his theories about the crimes? Then there are the many mentions of him thinking about something that happened in his childhood being followed by statements telling me he didn't want to think about th ...more
Richard White
Third book in the series did not disappoint. Perhaps not as good as the first, "Think of A Number" but still a solid four star.
Dec 01, 2012 Gary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 3rd book in the Dave Gurney series by John Verdon.
I really enjoy his books but unfortunately there are not enough of them.
Jun 02, 2015 Lauren rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
3,5 de 5 puntos

Un interesante libro en el que una cadena de asesinatos ocurridos diez años atrás vuelve al epicentro de las noticias. David Gurney se verá envuelto en una peligrosa trama en la que nadie es lo que parece y pondrá en peligro a toda su familia. Sus contactos y su privilegiada mente harán dar una vuelta de 180 grados a todo el caso, acercándose cada vez más a la identidad del asesino.

Un llanero solitario al que las cosas se le complican cada vez más, todo para no contradecir las con
Paulo Pires
Apr 11, 2014 Paulo Pires rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Deixa dormir o Diabo" é o terceiro livro de Jonh Verdon da série "Dave Gurney", e que como todos os bons autores fazem, vale por si só.
A história roda à volta de um inteligente serial killer, apelidado de "o Bom Pastor", que 10 anos atrás matou pelo menos 6 pessoas. O caso teve tal impacto que se tornou um "case study" da comunidade forense e sobre o qual se teceram teorias que serviram de referência para os profissionais da área. Um caso arquivado pelo FBI, mas que levantou muitas dúvidas a Da
Linda  Branham Greenwell
I really, really hope John Verdon keeps writing this Dave Gurney series
If you haven't read any of these books - start with Think of A Number - then Shut Your Eyes Tight - and now, this one Let the Devil Sleep
Let's see... it starts with Dave at home recovering from a gunshot wound - and really caught up in his new "role" of "of one of the injured". He gets a call from a friend asking him to do a favor - to help her daughter, Kim, with a project about a 10 year old serial murder case - The Good Sh
Ryan G
Aug 21, 2012 Ryan G rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no-longer-own
To be perfectly honest with everyone, while I love mysteries, I'm not normally a huge fan of thrillers. There have been a few over the last few years that grabbed and held my attention, but none refused to let me go once I got started on them. Let the Devil Sleep is the first thriller that I didn't want to put down, and if it weren't for that fact I'm getting old and tire easily, I would have stayed up all night reading.

I was sucked in from the very beginning, and I'm not even sure I can truly s
Crown Publishing Group
In this latest novel from bestselling author John Verdon, ingenious puzzle solver Dave Gurney puts under the magnifying glass a notorious serial murder case – one whose motives have been enshrined as law-enforcement dogma - and discovers that everyone has it wrong.

The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney is still trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement in upstate New York when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his co
May 30, 2015 Maddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
PROTAGONIST: Dave Gurney, retired homicide detective
SETTING: New York State
SERIES: #3 of 4
RATING: 3.25

How does the most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history go into retirement? For Dave Gurney, it hasn’t been an easy journey. He was grievously injured while working on his last case, and now he’s living in a kind of twilight zone, feeling depressed, lethargic and angry. He and his wife, Madeleine, have moved to upstate New York; but Dave has no interest in what is going on around him. Bas
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