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Title:Sé el que estàs pensant
Authors:John Verdon
Other authors:Esther Roig Jiménez, David Fernández Jiménez, Mercè Santaularia Campillo
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Think of a Number by John Verdon

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Retired police detective tries to help an old college classmate who receives a cryptic letter from someone who turns out to be a serial killer. The detective’s family background, old cases, new home in the Catskills – were all interesting parts of the story. Not wow-you’ve-just-gotta-read-this great, but a very decently written crime fiction; I will seek out the next in the series. ( )
  countrylife | Jan 27, 2014 |
While Think of a Number was not great, it was a good introduction to a new author for me. I like Verdon's writing style, and will certainly read more from him. This was a bit far fetched and predictable at the same time (if that is indeed possible). ( )
  Djupstrom | Sep 2, 2013 |
This was a great suspense novel. Good characters, pleasant location Northeast US. I did see some things coming like Charybdis and I figured out who the killer was before the detectives did. But well-written and satisfying. Protagonist had just the right amount of flaws. ( )
  bcrowl399 | May 10, 2013 |
A very interesting plot with chills and thrills at regular intervals. A good mystery and a fine police procedural book.

Dave Gurney is a retired NYPD celibrity detective who has been given a curious case to solve by an old friend about a stalker who writes letter to him claiming he knows everything about him and can even read his mind to foretell the number he thinks. A very engaging book. ( )
  Shivam.read | May 2, 2013 |
Very good first mystery by an ex-advertising executive. Intriguing (if unrealistic) story of a serial murderer quite convinced that he's smarter than everyone. Interesting protagonist — a supposedly retired workaholic police detective who is haunted by his guilt over the long-ago death of his 4-year-old son. The protagonist's wife is an unusually strong and lovingly drawn character.

If I could, I'd give this book 3.5 stars. It's more than a three-star endeavor, but not quite a four. Still an excellent first outing. ( )
  CandaceVan | Apr 16, 2013 |
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...If this sounds like the kind of head-scratching setup that would get Sherlock Holmes off his cocaine, it’s not the last similarity between the Victorian sleuth and his contemporary counterpart. Gurney has the same precision, logic and thirst for clarity...Dave Gurney is off to a good start too, no matter where his “retirement” takes him. His creator is obviously very comfortable in the genre already. Now he just needs to break from the pack a little more.
 

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Recently retired after a prestigious career with the NYPD, homicide detective Dave Gurney is pulled back into service when an old college friend receives threatening letters from a murderous sender who has an uncanny ability to read a person's thoughts.
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