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Shut Your Eyes Tight

(2011)
(The second book in the Dave Gurney series)
A novel by

 
 
When he was the NYPD's top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed.

Except what if one day there wasn't?


Dave Gurney, a few months past the Mellery case that pulled him out of retirement and then nearly killed him, is trying once again to adjust to his country house's bucolic rhythms when he receives a call about a case so seductively bewildering that the thought of not looking into it seems unimaginable - even if his beloved wife, Madeleine, would rather he do anything but.

The facts of what has occurred are horrible: a blushing bride, newly wed to an eminent psychiatrist and just minutes from hearing her congratulatory toast, is found decapitated, her head apparently severed by a machete. Though police investigators believe that a Mexican gardener killed the young woman in a fit of jealous fury, the victim's mother - a chilly high-society beauty - is having none of it. Reluctantly drawn in, Dave is quickly buffeted by a series of revelations that transform the bizarrely monstrous into the monstrously bizarre.

Underneath it all may exist one of the darkest criminal schemes imaginable. And as Gurney begins deciphering its grotesque outlines, some of his most cherished assumptions about himself are challenged, causing him to stare into an abyss so deep that it threatens to swallow not just him but Madeleine, too.
Desperate to protect Madeleine and bring an end to the madness, Gurney ultimately discovers that the killer has left a trace after all. Unfortunately, the revelation may come too late to save his own life.

With Shut Your Eyes Tight, John Verdon delivers on the promise of his internationally bestselling debut, Think of a Number, creating a portrait of evil let loose across generations that is as rife with moments of touching humanity as it is with spellbinding images of perversity.

Genre: Mystery

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July 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight (Dave Gurney, No. 2): A Novel
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 0-307-71789-5 / 978-0-307-71789-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight (Dave Gurney, No. 2): A Novel
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight
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Title: [(Shut Your Eyes Tight)] [Author: John Verdon] published on (February, 2012)
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April 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight: 2 (Dave Gurney Series)
Author(s): John Verdon
ISBN: 1-4712-9321-1 / 978-1-4712-9321-4 (UK edition)
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight: A Novel
Author(s): John Verdon
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight: A Novel
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight (Dave Gurney, No. 2): A Novel
Author(s): Scott Brick (Narrator) John Verdon (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-91776-2 / 978-0-307-91776-8 (USA edition)
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February 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight
Author(s): John Verdon
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July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight (Dave Gurney, No. 2): A Novel (A Dave Gurney Novel)
Author(s): John Verdon
Publisher: Crown
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