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Publisher's Summary

Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That's the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream - a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut - apparent suicides - and the weapon used in each case was a wolf's head dagger.
Police zero in quickly on Richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge. It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead.
Troubled by odd holes in the official approach to the case, Gurney begins his own investigation - an action that puts him in the crosshairs of not only an icy murderer and the local police but the darkest corner of the federal government. As ruthless as the blizzard trapping him in the sinister eeriness of Wolf Lake, Gurney's enemies set out to keep him from the truth at any cost - including an all-out assault on the sanity of his beloved wife Madeleine.
With his emotional resources strained to the breaking point, Gurney must throw himself into a deadly battle of wits with the most frightening opponent he has ever faced.
Wolf Lake is the new work by a writer hailed by the New York Times as "masterly" - and it furthers the adventures of Dave Gurney, a detective reviewers have compared to Sherlock Holmes.
©2016 John Verdon (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By shelley on 10-01-17

This one gets a little gruesome!

John Vernon returned to his original Dave Gurney character with this book. After returning the last book I was skeptical and it took me over a year with this book in my wish list before I purchased it. I am happy to say that I am keeping this one and am sorry I waited so long!
A $1,000 per night for a room at a lodge located in upstate NY and an intensive therapy session with the resident shrink. You wouldn't expect the guests to then go home and commit suicide. That's how it's supposed to look until Gurney is hired to look into four almost identical deaths.
This is a good mystery that borders on a horror story towards the end. There's a blizzard, the cars have been tampered with so they can't be driven, miles from anywhere, electricity goes out and there's a killer on the loose with an axe killing who ever is still there. Of course there's more then one suspect and for the series to continue Gurney must figure out who before it's too late.
Christopher Lane does an excellent job narrating.
Very entertaining and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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4 out of 5 stars
By cristina on 07-18-16

John Verdon is back!

Loved the first two in this series but had been a tad disappointed with the last one (Peter Pan). So glad to see Mr. Verdon is back in this one. With clever explanations that you simply didn't see coming (but could have), tons of interesting (if improbable) characters, and fun dialogue. Highly entertaining. And the reader is pretty good as well.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 09-15-17

What a disappointment.

Loved the first two Gurney novels...endured the third, returned the fourth. The new narrator reads like this is the first time he's seen the words and I don't care about the absolutely uninteresting minutiae of Gurney's marriage to his painful wife. I want a murder mystery, not an Aga saga. Beyond disappointed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Junie on 04-20-17

Hooked from the opening page

Would you consider the audio edition of Wolf Lake to be better than the print version?

The setting in a remote location in formidable weather helps to build an atmosphere of isolation and supense. The characters are believeable, really well drawn and the story unfolded with some surprises. Listening to it made these elements all the more enjoyable.

What other book might you compare Wolf Lake to, and why?

The premise is similar to groups of people in an isolated location and who are in danger, some meeting grisly ends. Along the lines of The House on Haunted Hill. Dark Matter also evokes this kind of atmosphere.

What three words best describe Christopher Lane’s performance?

The wrong narrator

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, absolutely.

Any additional comments?

Will certainly read more books by this author, an excellent first experience.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Scott on 07-10-18

Bring back Jeff

Great story but please bring back Jeff Harding - much better narrator and makes the book more enjoyable.

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