This is a fast paced thriller. It tells the story of a retired NYPD homicide detective Dave Gurney. He is contacted by a old college friend who has been receiving mysterious letters and he wants to enlist Dave’s help in finding who is sending these letters. The college friend is brutally murdered and Dave Gurney finds himself being consulted on the case. Several more murders happen before the killer is finally caught and there identity is revealed.
It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book. There is also a point halfway through the book were the story seems to lose pace but it does pick it back up again. Think of a number is extremely well written and the plot is flawless with no holes in it. The book is full of puzzles and riddles, this allows the reader to follow the clues to solve the murders. The twist at the end of this book is genius, i don’t think any reader will be able to guess who the killer is. I really did enjoy this book after the first few chapters, and i will be looking out for any future work from John Verdon