Wishlist Wednesday: Think of a Number, John Verdon

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper.As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

Think of a Number John Verdon cover
Arriving in the mail over a period of weeks are taunting letters that end with a simple declaration, “Think of any number…picture it…now see how well I know your secrets.” Amazingly, those who comply find that the letter writer has predicted their random choice exactly. For Dave Gurney, just retired as the NYPD’s top homicide investigator and forging a new life with his wife, Madeleine, in upstate New York, the letters are oddities that begin as a diverting puzzle but quickly ignite a massive serial murder investigation.What police are confronted with is a completely baffling killer, one who is fond of rhymes filled with threats and warnings, whose attention to detail is unprecedented, and who has an uncanny knack for disappearing into thin air. Even more disturbing, the scale of his ambition seems to widen as events unfold.Brought in as an investigative consultant, Dave Gurney soon accomplishes deductive breakthroughs that leave local police in awe. Yet, even as he matches wits with his seemingly clairvoyant opponent, Gurney’s tragedy-marred past rises up to haunt him, his marriage approaches a dangerous precipice, and finally, a dark, cold fear builds that he’s met an adversary who can’t be stopped.
In the end, fighting to keep his bearings amid a whirlwind of menace and destruction, Gurney sees the truth of what he’s become – what we all become when guilty memories fester – and how his wife Madeleine’s clear-eyed advice may be the only answer that makes sense.
 I love to get mail but not when it would be as scary as this kind of mail. I love the idea and would love to puzzle along with this story. 
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Isi
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24 July, 2013 delete

I have read this one and I liked it! Hope you can read it soon.
The Spanish edition is titled "I know what you are thinking"; sooooo scary too!!

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24 July, 2013 delete

Love the cover! I need more of this genre, I used to love it but then stopped reading it.
Hope you get it soon!

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24 July, 2013 delete

This is a very unique idea. I haven't heard of this book before but, my interest is peaked. I will have to check this one out. I hope you get it soon.
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/wishlist-wednesday-57.html

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24 July, 2013 delete

This sounds like a good book. I will have to add this one to my wishlist!

Here's my WW!

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Shane Morgan
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24 July, 2013 delete

Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)

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http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-57-gated-after-eden.html

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24 July, 2013 delete

Sounds intense and scary! Interesting concept... I'm not much for thrillers/police action these days, but of course I can make exception if it's something good! Will be interested to hear how you like this one.

Lisa

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Laura Agnella
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24 July, 2013 delete

looks interesting!
Here's my WW:

http://thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com/2013/07/wishlist-wednesday.html

Laura

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25 July, 2013 delete

Looks like a nice thriller

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DHB
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26 July, 2013 delete

This sounds great - I'm going to have to check this one out. Great pick :)
Here's mine: http://danielleheartsbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/wishlist-wednesday-11.html

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