Chosen Prey is the 12th book in the acclaimed Prey series written by popular crime thrillers’ author, John Sandford.
Chosen Prey Book Review
This Prey story follows a psychotic Art history professor, James Qatar and his obsession for killing women. It is up to the super cop Lucas Davenport to bring justice to all the innocent women Qatar has slayed.
This novel is the longest yet in the Prey series and the newer novels in the series seem to get as lengthy as this one. Up until now, all the books in the series are mostly under 200 pages, but this one crossed 380!
Though lengthy, it is not a mindless drone about crime. It is indeed a masterful crime thriller and the plot is very suspenseful.
Though the reader knows who the killer is from the very beginning of the story, it is not until the last sentence of the plot that the reader is sure that the killer is brought to justice.
The way Lucas Davenport puts together two and two and the pieces of the puzzle fall into place is very exciting. It is a brilliant way employed by the author to make sure the reader is fully involved.
Knowing the killer and not able to point it to Lucas and team, gets the reader even more hooked right until the end.
In this story, Weather Karkinnen and Lucas Davenport resume their romance after a two-year break-up and Weather wants to get pregnant before she is too old to bear children.
Lucas cribs about Marcy Sherrill seeing a famous painter, Kidd (who is the protagonist in the Kidd series written by John Sandford), and finally relents when he sees Marcy happy after a long time.
This Prey novel is definitely worth reading on a cool night with snacks around. Though I like it, I would not say it is one of the best of Sandford’s Prey novels.
What I did not like too much is the world of James Qatar, the killer, who keeps fantasizing about women and the drawings he makes of them. But it is just the psychotic nature that the author wants to portray.
Qatar even kills his own mother and is a true psycho making it a chilling read. Pick this book up when you have a lot of free time on your hands and are looking for some chills and thrills!
For the review of the next book in the Prey series read Mortal Prey.
For the review of the previous book in the Prey series read Easy Prey.