“Taut and suspenseful…Verdon is in top form as he lays out the twisty mechanics of the crime, creating an agreeably sinister villain…A strong follow-up to the author’s wildly entertaining debut.”–Washington Post
“The crime is grisly and the cop is complicated. A nice combination.”–New York Daily News
“For anyone who loves a good puzzle, John’s Verdon’s SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT is the easy answer.”–CNN.com
“Verdon, who hit a home run with his debut novel, THINK OF A NUMBER, has now nailed another one.”–Booklist (Starred review)
“Absorbing complications, perfect pacing and a conflicted protagonist (endearing for his introspection)…The author’s insight, which imbues the story with tremendous humanity, make this a must-read for thriller fans who enjoy tales that are not only gripping but believable.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Verdon follows THINK OF A NUMBER, his sensational debut featuring retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney, with this standout sequel, set a year later. [The elements:] a bizarre, high-profile murder…an apparent impossibility involving the murder weapon, and once again…a relationship in crisis.”–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
From the Hardcover edition.