Think of a Number


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Fighting to keep his bearings amid a whirlwind of menace and destruction, Gurney sees the truth of what he's become and how his wife Madeleine's clear-eyed advice may be the only answer that makes sense in a suspenseful work that defies easy labels.

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Jul 29, 2018

Killer Thriller!

Killer thriller! Psychological suspense doesn't get much better than this.

Dave Gurney is a retired NYPD detective living in upstate New York. He's famous for bringing serial killers to justice. He's a master puzzle solver when it comes to homicides. And, boy, does he have a puzzle to solve here.
A man he knew in college 25 years earlier contacts him and asks for his help concerning some apparently threatening messages he's been receiving. Messages that ask "think of a number".
Which the sender guesses correctly in, you find out later, a criminally ingenious way.
It's a puzzle and Gurney starts putting it together as the twists and bodies pile up. Everything slowly clicks into place up to the nail-biting confrontation at the end.
I'll "Think of a Number". It's 5, for how many stars I'm giving it!


Jun 27, 2013

A page-turner but...

Our mystery book club read this and opinions were quite divided: some loved it; others couldn't even finish it. It was a rapid read for me but I thought the ending/solution was unbelievable. Basically It's entertaining but leaves no lasting impression, sort of like eating potato chips!


Apr 21, 2011

Good First Book

Enjoyed the many twists and turns in this novel - I don't like to guess the ending only half-way through the book...a fast read.

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