I've read all of the novels in the Prey series, partly because of the Minneapolis/St. Paul setting. However, this one was too gory for me. Yes, police work can be gory, but he could have spared us the details about entrails and such. Also, I enjoy the interactions between Lucas and his family members, who were off in England during this entire story.
I didn't notice any anti-gay undercurrent, as another reviewer did. In fact, I remember thinking that the police in this story seemed disinterested in the gay-ness of anyone, but were stumped because the first rape/murder victim was a woman; the second was a man.
So, I'd recommend the other John Stanford's before this one!
What a treat! Thus far, I've read the entire Davenport series in hard copy. Having Richard Ferrone tell me this tale made all the difference. His voice and delivery are just right for the gritty story.
In my book, this ranks as one of the best Prey stories to date. Davenport is working with his usual cast of characters plus a couple of sheriff departments to catch a truly deranged killer. There's lots of action and suspense, and enough plot twists and red herrings to keep a process junkie like me happy. I literally did not stop listening for the last two hours unless I absolutely had to. Highly recommended for Sandford regulars as well as those new to the author.
I really liked the first books in this series, but it seems to be going downhill. Instead of good plot and character development, Sandford resorts to gratuitous swearing (f**ing this and f**ing that). I actually talk like that myself and hearing it used every other line in this book is making me realize how stupid it sounds.
Also, there's no possible way the reader could "get it" right up to the end. Don't know about the rest of you, but I prefer it when I don't get it, but the clues were there all along.
Potential readers deserve to be warned about the content of this book. This is one of the most disturbing mysteries I have read/heard. After about a hundred pages I stopped reading it. It is one thing to hear on the news about real evil, but being entertained by it is quite a different thing. You should read this book only if you are interested in feeding the dark side of your mind.
This was my first John Sandford novel, and having read a great deal, this book offers nothing new. The story was good, the pace fine, the characters entertaining. There were some good twists, with some good "CSI" type sequences and action. With the plot twists I didn't feel abused when I actually found out whodunit, there were no interjections of last minute details. I agree with the Audible synopsis which lists as a highlight, one of the character's researching the top 100 rock and roll songs. That should give a little more insight into how original the story was.
Supremebear John Sandford is a beast. I just enjoy the MN storylines. Richard Ferrone told the story great. Would like the hear a females voice for the female parts. More diversity
Write and teach about horses and horse training. Enjoy good mystery novels and true stories about horses and horse people.
This is my third time to go through this part of the prey series and I finally was able here Davenport's top 100 rock songs. this story is somewhat graphic for people who don't like explicit details on murder and or six. but for crime drama it's another great read.
What can I say, I'm a sucker for every one of these. Love them all. Lucas and his band of merry men have broken up but it's still a great series.
Richard Ferrone does such an amazing job I'd feel cheated if I had to read one of these instead of listening to him narrate.