Shut Your Eyes Tight review É 3

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καλύπτει πτυχές του μυστηρίου αλλά ταυτόχρονα βάζει σε κίνδυνο κοντινά του πρόσωπαΈνα αστυνομικό θρίλερ με συνεχείς ανατροπές που προκαλούν δέος και καθιερώνουν τον Verdon ως μετρ του είδους Όταν διαβάσετε τις τελευταίες σελίδες του βιβλίου θα αργήσετε να κλείσετε τα μάτια σας Το κακό παραμονεύει στις σκιές. 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 is asked once again to consult on a murder involving a young woman beheaded at her own wedding reception Yep this one is COMPLEX Of course Dave sort of gets in over his head and yes he upsets the official investigating team and yes again he and his wife Madeline are in peril about halfway through and yes this one has layers and layers and layers I listened to this book which I enjoyed giving my eyes a rest in the late often dreary sometimes rain and snowy afternoons I sometimes needed a break however from the unremitting grimness of the storyline and yet like I said you got Dave Dave has uirks an interesting cynical personality which is brightened by unexpected moments of wonder tranuility and inner emotion Dave is the kind of MC I think I d like in real life No I know I d like him and I d leave him alone when he wanted to be left alone He s that kind of personAnyhow this is my new series of the moment I shall read the next Dave Gurney novel post haste

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Shut Your Eyes Tight

?α αναλάβει δράση ο ντετέκτιβ Ντέιβ ΓκάρνεϊΑν και έχουν περάσει μόνο λίγοι μήνες από την υπόθεση με τους Αριθμούς ο Γκάρνεϊ αποφασίζει να θυσιάσει την ειδυλλιακή ηρεμία του αγροκτήματός του και να αποδυθεί σε έναν αγώνα για τον εντοπισμό του ψυχοπαθούς δολοφόνου Με Shut Your PDF την αναλυτική μεθοδολογία του ανα. 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 meAfter reading a few hundred detective novels the authors titles and reviews sort of all blend together and honestly if it weren t for my Kindle I wouldn t remember which ones I ve read and which ones I haven t That s not to say that the books are forgettable it s just the conscious mind can only hold that much info and I suck at pulling stuff out of my subconscious at will But I can always remember a character that refuses to disappear into my subconscious When finishing a book I always remember Dave Gurney He doggedly pops into my head as I search for another novel and I think I wish there were another like Dave Gurney series I could start on Or I wonder if Verdon s completed his next book yet And then I search Goodreads to no avail Sucks right the waitingVerdon isn t a prolific writer in the sense of sayJohn Locke who pushes out novels every couple of months some not so great some that are Verdon s only got 3 novels I m aware of and I m reading his thirdShocked I glance up from my book as the soft platter on the chimney has turned into what sounds like an AK 47 ripping apart my house Who said we can t travel between worlds right One moment it s deep into the night and I m watching Gurney s red barn burn down as he wonders which of his investigations would cause an arsonist to lose sleep over his inuiries and the next I m reaching over in bed to turn on my iPhone only to realize it s friggin 2 30AM CrapThat happens a lot with Verdon You just can t put the damned story downIn Verdon s words Detective stories are essentially moral in their orientation not just because the good guy wins but because the structure of the form tends to value objectivity above convenience and truth above personal gain This isn t just a fine polished uote delivered for convenience to satiate an inuiry from the press John Verdon is a pro at translating lessons from his own life into stories that ll cause some serious introspecting of your own Verdon in fact is the master of deception Living is about discovery so are his thrillers Mystery novels mirror the complexity of relationships Dave Gurney holds complex relationships He is a man with secrets never completely truthful with himself and others He is constantly conflicted by his own self deceptions even as he struggles to minimize the conseuences that result in his isolation Dave Gurney is singular In mystery novels the mystery comes in the form of deception just as our personal lives harbor deception we tell ourselves little lies little rationalizations so that we can feel better and sometimes we come to believe the lies as truth Villains experience the same they come to believe their deceptions as the truth and then act on that truth Gurney destroys deceptions is after truthand he does not leave himself exempt from this process As Verndon says I lie to have and end up being lessWhat makes Verdon different in this genre is his grasp of characterization of motivation and of the nature of the relationship between foreground and background In the foreground we have our mystery the crime and the conseuences of that on the architecture and inhabitants of the hidden city the agenda and the detective pursuing that agenda In the background we have the life of Gurney his son his enigmatic wife Madeleine his parental responsibility his guilt his isolation driven by truth in spite of being married his eternal struggle between empathy and objectivity I know of no other author who has such a grasp of the complexity of the mind Both cerebral and inordinantly violent the Gurney series stand out well above most other authorsI read the damned book until it was done and accepted the conseuences of it the next dayIf you ve read this review of the Dave Gurney series than you ve read em all

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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 ώρα ?. 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


10 thoughts on “Shut Your Eyes Tight

  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 approac

  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

  3. says:

    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 lo

  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

  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 pas

  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 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 p

  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 is asked once again to 'consult' on a murder involving a young woman beheaded at her own wedding recep

  8. says:

    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 e

  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

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