[media:20110708094623508]For all you mystery fans, reading author John Verdon is a must! The author of Think Of A Number has just penned his second book and, once again, it is a winner. Verdon’s technique keeps the intelligent reader on their toes. While using a straightforward story technique instead of wending five or more different paths, he manages to create enough mystery to foil the plot solving readers. That is a firsthand comment!
Using Dave Gurney, retired New York City detective as his protagonist, he once again blends the rural life with the metropolis. A super detective, retired, he is called upon to solve the mystery of a bride decapitated on her wedding day. The wedding has been videoed from five different cameras including aerial takes. Despite all this, no evidence of the murderer or the actual murder is available.
There is much money and moneyed people involved, power and influence prevailing. Gurney probes into the murder lightly at first, but plunges in after he is made a victim and Madeleine, his wife, is affected. The personal attacks fuel a more intense probe and eventually, Dave Gurney solves the crimes. Note .. crimes!
John Verdon calls into play many law enforcement people involved in his past novel, most of whom seem to have their own agendas. This reader thought he had solved the mystery early on, only to be put into doubt as the plot thickened. Read Shut Your Eyes Tight and gauge your acuity!
Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon, published by Crown Publishing, will be available on July 12, 2011. www.CrownPublishing.com