Think Of A Number : A Novel (Paperback)

Author: Verdon, John

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An extraordinary fiction debut, "Think of a Number" is an exquisitely plotted novel of suspense that grows relentlessly darker and more frightening as its pace accelerates, forcing its deeply troubled characters to moments of startling self-revelation.


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780307588937
SKU 217316258
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307588939
Release Date 6/28/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1.25T
"THINK OF A NUMBER is a 10, and crime fans of almost every persuasion will love it. An outstanding debut." (starred review)
"Verdon is a master at controlling pace, illustrating the story of a rich but complicated marriage, pondering what it means to be sucked back into your life's work even if it might kill you, and demanding that the reader use his or her brain to figure out what comes next. When you're finished, you may not trust silly parlor games ever again."
"Mr. Verdon is masterly at keeping Gurney a step ahead of the reader....Every seeming explanation for how the letter writer could have guessed the number is examined -- E.S.P., hypnosis -- and eliminated....The murder itself is a pretty crafty piece of legerdemain."
From the Publisher
Annotation Dave Gurney has finally retired from the NYPD's homicide division and moved upstate to focus on his marriage with his wife, Madeline, when an old friend asks for his help. The friend has been receiving a series of disturbing letters in which the sender appears to be able to read the receiver's thoughts--one example is the common "Think of a Number" trick. But the letters prove to be much more than a prank, and they ominously point to a sadistic individual. Dave wants to help his friend and cannot resist the puzzle, but will this case finally prove to be too much? John Verdon unwinds a frightening tale with the control of a seasoned author in his intelligent, gasp-worthy debut. His characters are rich, and he paints with subtlety the complexities of a long marriage.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0511
Publisher Broadway Books
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