Secret Prey Book Review
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Secret Prey – Book Review (John Sandford)

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Secret Prey is the ninth installment of the popular Prey series by best-selling author John Sandford.

Secret Prey Book Review

This Prey novel is the longest Prey book I have read till now with more than 200 pages.

And this is also the first book in this thrilling series to deliver a powerful female antagonist, who terrorizes even the self-assured super cop, Lucas Davenport.

Office politics

This book throws light on the politics in an office, what some people are willing to do to get the top slot. The Polaris bank’s Chairman is shot dead and all his hunting group friends are suspects.

What puzzles Davenport is that everyone in that group could really be the killer as each one has a motive to do so.

The police department receives a few letters and calls from a woman who points to Wilson McDonald as the killer. But Lucas finds a few problems with the line of thought and turns his attention to different angles.

Femme fatale

To divert Lucas Davenport, the villain attacks his former girlfriend’s (Weather’s )house and even brutally attacks Sister Mary Joseph aka Elle Kruger, who is Lucas’s childhood friend.

The evil woman is totally believable and John Sandford does a great job in portraying a crazy person’s viewpoint and why she got that way.

Lucas and Weather Karkinnen

Weather Karkinnen is under therapy with Andi Manette. Weather gets more distant and aloof with Lucas as she is very disturbed by the hostage situation and execution of Lachaise, a criminal, in the previous case, Sudden Prey.

The wall between Lucas Davenport and Weather becomes almost tangible. Lucas Davenport is very depressed after Weather breaks up with him and only manages to come out of the darkness after getting romantically tangled with his friend, a homicide cop, Marcy Sherrill.

Also read: Sudden Prey Book Review

Realistic characters and perfect plotting

All the characters are very well developed, and till the last sentence there are twists, making this book a real thriller.

Also, many women are shown to be suspects and the reader would get squeezed between at least two most likely candidates. A thoroughly enjoyable crime thriller. A must read!

Buy it now on Amazon available as Secret Prey (A Prey Novel).

For the review of the next book in the Prey series read Certain Prey.

For the review of the previous book in the Prey series read Sudden Prey.

For the complete list of Sandford’s Prey series books, check List Of Prey Series Books.

Secret Prey is an intense thriller that would keep you hooked. This Prey installment from John Sandford does not fail to deliver!
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Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

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