Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shut Your Eyes Tight, by John Verdon

I was concerned at first that the hero of this novel, Dave Gurney, retired heroic NYPD homicide detective, would spend too much time groveling in misery over the tense and nearly dysfunctional relationship with his wife.  This would make it far less of a murder mystery and far more of a novel I wouldn't prefer to read.

Fortunately though, Mr Verdon compensated for this initial direction with an interesting and engaging novel.  One that I can wholeheartedly recommend.

To avoid inadvertent spoilers to the plot, I'll stop with that.

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