Night Prey Paperback – 1 Jul 2009
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‘Lucas Davenport currently reigns as the foremost serial-killer catcher of American crime fiction.’
‘High shock count… Sandford writes with savage skill.’
‘Finely written, atmospheric, excruciatingly tense.’
‘John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller.’
New York Times
About the Author
John Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. His eight novels featuring Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport have all been top-ten bestsellers in the USA.
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Top Customer Reviews
Everything you would expect from a Prey novel here - black humour, surprises at all levels, interesting characters, fine writing. I'm always struck by Sandford's ability to evoke the essence of a thing, such as here:
Lucas went down to the women's can and pushed the door open. 'Connell?' he shouted. 'Meagan?'
After a moment, a reluctant, hollow, tile-walled, 'Yeah?'
I'd been put off this book for a long while by blurbs/reviews suggesting that it contained sexual violence and mutilation, but it doesn't depict sexual violence and the killings, though brutal, don't involve mutilation.
`Night Prey' is John Sandford at his most Sandfordy. It follows his usual premise of interweaving the killer and the investigation, with the chase becoming increasingly frantic as the police draw nearer. However, on this occasion the investigation has little impact on the killer until late into the books as he masks his trail well. Therefore, large parts of the books sees Davenport chasing wrong trails and never truly getting close. This could be highly irritating for a reader, but I actually found it a refreshing change as in most police procedural books they clamp onto a killer or their motives too easily. If you have read other Davenport books you may find this one a little generic, personally I am a huge fan of Sandford's style so I really enjoyed this book as it was the purest form of his work yet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book arrived as promised and in good condition, thank you
Just as described, thanks for careful packing, arrived promptly,would recommendPublished 12 months ago by D A Lyons