Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Shut Your Eyes Tight

This week my teaser lines come from the new John Verdon thriller, Shut Your Eyes Tight. I just started the book, but I read Verdon's first Dave Gurney thriller, Think of a Number last year and really enjoyed it, so I have great hopes for this one. So far, it's passed the 50-page test with flying colors. This snippet is from page 12 of the ARC, and has retired police detective Gurney thinking about Jack Hardwick, another cop he worked with on a few cases, some years ago (please note that these lines are from an uncorrected proof of the novel, so they might differ in the finished edition):
If he were to be completely honest about it, Gurney would have to admit that he and Hardwick did have, in at least one respect, a unique relationship. Ten years earlier, working in jurisdictions a hundred miles apart on different aspects of the same murder case, they had discovered separate halves of the victim's severed body. That sort of serendipity in detection can forge a strong, if bizarre, bond.
Well, sure it can. Not to mention nightmares and post traumatic stress syndrome. I guess Gilbert and Sullivan were right when they said a policeman's lot is not a happy one.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. Love that teaser!Teaser tuesdays makes my tbr pile longer and longer!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger post!

  2. That sounds like a fun thriller. Happy Reading.

  3. Great teaser! I'll have to add this one to my endless TBR stack. My teasers are from Split Second by Catherine Coulter and Spellbound by Cara Lynn Schultz. Happy reading!

  4. Quite a bond indeed. Great teaser.

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesdays_28.html

  5. Sounds really well written.


  6. I read the first book as well and plan to read this one. Great tease.

  7. Okay...now I'm curious, although I wouldn't read this one at lunch...LOL.

    Here's MY TT POST

  8. Sounds like my kind of book!! Intriguing teaser. Love the book cover! Added to my TBR pile :)

  9. Ooh, Joy, I'm so glad this one passed the "50 page test" for you. TBG and I read Think of a Number last year and really enjoyed it. When Shut Your Eyes Tight showed up in Monday's mail, I was ecstatic. Enjoy the rest of the book!!


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