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Preview — Winter Prey by John Sandford
Winter Prey (Lucas Davenport #5)
Lucas Davenport searches the icy woods of rural Wisconsin for a brutal killer known only as the Iceman.
A vicious killer who thinks of himself as the Iceman is desperate to stop a compromising photograph becoming public so he butchers a family and burns their...more
The book finds Sandfo...more
This is a chilling book.
The Iceman is the kind of guy who if he doesn't want a picture shown around, a picture of an unidentified nude man from the shoulders down, he will kill everyone in the house to find it. You really don't want to cross his path. Unfortunately, the LaCourt family does. Lisa LaCourt finds a magazine picture and shows it to her friends on the school bus. The nude man was weird, but even more shocking wa...more
I was also disap...more
This one is somewhere around No. 5, and prior to this, I much preferred Sanford's books featuring Virgil Flowers. But my husband Jack, also a Sanford fan who likes to s...more
Man, another good one from Sandford. It’s terrifying how easy it is for someone like the Iceman to exist within a community, to abuse and murder people without being caught. It’s such a small community that I bet every person could name off every other citizen in the area. And yet, the Iceman hides within it.
Have you ever read a book that started with an introduction from the author about how fantastic the book is and how proud they are of the work you're about to read??
If you want to experience that, you probably want to try it on a different book.
This one brushed the edges of an atrocity without really calling out the atrocity.
The author introduced the killer once, which is fine... unless you brag about the surprise ending in your introduction. I'm sorry, but a "surprise" i...more
No, Lucas Davenport, you're not. I find you neither entertaining, interesting, nor likeable. I almost gave up on this novel several times, but I kept hoping it would get better. It never did. By the time the killer was revealed, I was beyond caring. Now I think I'm going to give up on the entire series. Life is too short and there are tons of crime fiction series out there; I can come up with no reason to read another Lucas Davenport...more
Winter Prey is the whole reason I wanted to read the Lucas Davenport series; everyone, including my dad, seems to say that this is their favorite. I've been told that they need to be read in order, so I started with #1 Rules Of Prey (loved it!!), tried #2 but couldn't get into it, read #3 Eyes Of Prey (liked it), and skipped #4 for now because I was anxious to move on to this one. Which brings me here. And I'm sorry to say that I was quite underwhelmed!
The book starts off with a...more
Deducting a half-star for the practically-mandated chase/shoot-em spree near the end, a really tiresome way to end what was otherwise a pretty out-of-the-box police procedural tale. Since I'm wading around in the Lucas Davenport series, I know that Sandford eventually figures out how to end books more creatively. But still--there was a long section that sounded like it came out of a potential film director's notes: he runs here,...more
I wasn't fond of the ending. It just lacked the typical detail that I felt that it needed. You know what happened and all that, but I guess I felt it was lacking. Maybe you could compare it to hearing about a score of football game but not seeing the highlights. It just left me wanting more details.
He's still guilty of writing, writing, writing, new subject. I guess I could be writing on book 20 of this series and I would still not be a hug...more
This was my first toe in the water with the highly prolific John Sandford, whose Minneapolis detective, Lucas Davenport, battles dangerous criminals while designing games on the side.
In this thriller set during a brutal winter in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Davenport is signed up temporarily as a sheriff's deputy in a small town where a family has been killed and tortured and their house set on fire.
Throughout the book, there are chapters narrated by the killer, The Iceman, but the trick of course...more
Started reading this during an ice storm, and we have had more vicious winter weather most of the time since. I guess that he...more