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Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon
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Jul 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery-adventure-thriller, murder, dave-gurney

John Verdon has done it again. In this his second book featuring retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney, Verdon has once again fashioned a suspenseful, tale full of twists and a clever plot that will have you rushing through the pages trying to keep up with Gurney and get one step ahead of the killer. Getting one step ahead is going to be hard as the victims have all been found with their heads cut off. The first victim, was a young woman whom her mother described as a self centered, uncaring, sexually abused and abusive witch. This head case had just married her former therapist, the head of a local sexual therapy institute for abused young women. Immediately following the marriage ceremony, which was fully video taped, the bride is found in a small cottage on the property, sitting in a chair, her head cut off and placed on a table facing her body. After months of fruitless police investigating, retired detective Gurney is hired by the victim's mother, who wants to find Hector Flores, the man suspected of killing her daughter. Flores proves to be as hard to find as a winning lottery ticket. It will take all of Gurney's investigative expertise, experience, and wily skills to solve this case as the heads continue to roll. Provided for review by the Amazon Vine program and the well read folks at Crown Publishing.

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