Mind Prey is the seventh book in the Prey series novels written by popular crime-fiction author John Sandford. It follows the story of the super-sleuth, Lucas Davenport, chasing down a psycho who kidnapped a woman and her children.
It is a war of wits and mind games as Lucas Davenport tries to read the killer’s thoughts and save the kidnapped people before they are killed. The killer is ruthless and he, no doubt, intends to kill his prey once he is done with them. Lucas shrewdly gets the suspect to reveal a few details about himself and the action is well-paced.
In this book, the author clearly paints the thoughts of a person whose mind is wired wrongly and what jealousy and greediness of a woman can do to others. The psycho is instigated to kidnap and abuse those people by a greedy and callous woman.
In fact, I really did not like the violence against women in this plot. So, I won’t say this book is a must read. But, it has to be mentioned that the author also shows how survival instincts kick in into anyone who is in a terrible situation. The way a mother tries to protect her children and her love for them is beautifully composed.
In this story, Lucas gathers courage to take the ultimate step to commit himself and goes around just about everywhere with the engagement ring in his pocket. Finally he proposes to Weather and she accepts as expected.
For the review of the next book in the Prey series read Sudden Prey.
For the review of the previous book in the Prey series read Night Prey.
For the complete list of Sandford’s Prey series books, check List Of Prey Series Books.