In life she was a high-profile model. In death she is the focus of a media firestorm that's demanding action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings rock the city, Davenport suspects a connection that runs deeper than anyone had imagined - one that leads to an ingenious killer more ruthless than anyone had feared....
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Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
First off, don't start Lucas Davenport books with Easy Prey... Why? It's filled with spoilers regarding the ten books that came before. Books you'll enjoy reading when you get hooked by Sanford.
"Easy Prey" => Good
Starting with "Easy Prey" => Bad, even though
"Easy Prey" => Good :-)
Oh, Richard Ferrone IS Lucas Davenport!
I love John Sandford's books. I especially like the ones featuring Virgil Flowers but I also enjoy the Lucas Davenport series (especially the ones written in the past 10 - 12 years). The problem with "Easy Prey" is that the plot is all over the place, the murderer isn't really introduced until the last 25 - 50 pages, the motivation is contrived (even for a genre novel) and then there are the WOMEN. One of them is Weather, who, imo, is an attractive character with flaws - in other words, realistic and appealing. Then there is a woman who is intrinsic to the plot and since Weather and Lucas are broken up why shouldn't he have a little fling? But the third woman is just added weight - she's boring and tiresome and I did not for a second buy into the attraction Lucas supposedly has for her. In short, I think there are way better Sandford books available on Audible (I give 5 stars to ALL the Virgil Flowers books) and I recommend choosing one of them and passing on “Easy Prey”.
The plot is disjointed ... it's all over the place..... unbelievable, unrealistic and unappealing. Too many characters and false leads ... it was hard to follow.
Worst of all is the bad guy was not the first suspect, not even the second... no common sense in this story. The publisher's summary is ok.
Recommend passing this one by .... move on to another... Stolen Prey and Silken Prey are good ones.
Does not move like other Davenport novels. Somehow disjointed. Had a problem getting to the end.
I read the poor reviews prior to reading the book and feared the worst, but it honestly wasn't as bad as I feared. I think you see a much different Davenport in this novel, Sandford definitely goes heavy on the womanizer aspect of Davenport's character which makes him seem a little less likable than in other books.
Also, the plot is filled with allot of characters that make it tough to keep track, but again, not as bad as some of the reviews make it sound. I think some readers enjoy "being the detective" and predicting the outcome which is hard in this one, but also pretty realistic. True life crime isn't always a tidy narrative and sometimes the break does come right at the end.
Not his best work, but don't skip if you are a Davenport fan. If anything else, there are important character evolutions you will want to read about for future novels.
Have not read Sandford in order thank goodness. The lack of perceptiveness of Davenport is almost a pattern. The stupidity of good guys is galling - the bad guys always getting the breaks is predictable. Davenports women without common sense - that Weather wasn't killed in operating room a major flaw.
Like my title says... A little boring. A little Jack reaher-ish where everything is revealed at the end. I prefer to play detective throughout the book and figure out who it is. Thus i cannot stand jack reacher and this book kinda had that too.
They just get better. Some of the other reviews had me worried. They said to many potential suspects to twisted. I started to not buy this book, I almost skipped over it. I'm sure glad I didn't. Yes there are a lot of suspects and yes it takes a lot of twist and turns but isn't that what a good book is to do? You'll get your money's worth with this one. Enjoy
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