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(Maneater #2)

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When a Russian criminal is torn to pieces by a powerful animal, Moscow cop Lev Dasaev follows the trail to the U.S. - and to the lair of a murderous madman called Wheeler Burns. Ruth Templeton will stop at nothing to destroy Laura Greenacre, the mysterious woman who was last seen disappearing into the tunnels beneath London - and her quest leads her to America. The Templet ...more
Hardcover, 469 pages
Published January 2nd 2010 by Snowbooks (first published November 1st 2009)
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Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars. It was okay, but I didn't enjoy it like the first one.

I'm not going to write an in-depth review of this. I enjoyed it, just not as much as the first one. It's a decent sequel, but not a necessary one.
This is the second Thomas Emson novel that I've read. Indeed, the final chapter of the "Maneater" series featuring the werewolf Laura Greenacre. No doubt about it, Emson knows how to engage readers with a thrilling, intense drama that gives one the feeling of being on a rocketing, roller-coaster ride.

Here's a brief rundown of events in this novel. It is 2007 and Ruth Templeton has emerged from prison after serving an 8-year sentence for kidnapping. She was once part of a family --- the Templeto
Caroline Fallon
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Definitely fast paced, i do appreciate the different style of story telling through different characters each chapter and it didnt shy away from the gore and i enjoyed the confrontation in the end between the warring families.
I guess the reason for the low rating is because i couldnt find the first book when i brought this in a country town at a salvos and figured i give it a shot: trying to play catchup knowing i missed the entirety of the first book but gradually as i read on i got a rough un
Zinnia Snowdrop
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Second book I've read from Thomas Emson, and interesting to re-read my review of the first, because there was definitely more evidence of an editor at work here! The overall writing seemed to have a lighter touch, too. As this is only his third book, it bodes well for future improvement...

The overall story felt largely predictable, but nicely told nonetheless. He still has certain mannerisms as a writer that I find intensely annoying, although I'm always painfully aware I'm reviewing something
Kerri Selby
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With old friends, old foes, previous characters rarely mentioned but now a fore front within the plot & new settings, Prey follows on from Maneater fantastically.

If you thought the 1st novel was dark & gory, you'll soon realise it quite tame compared to this book. It's a lot more ruthless, gorier and wanders into the dark side of the underworld.
This book purposely mirrors some of the events from Maneater & although Laura isn't present as much either, with this novel being more about Ruth Templet
Richard Wright
Jun 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
A book that was never meant to be, insists the author. Though his previous werewolf yarn Maneater ended ambiguously, there was never meant to be a sequel, and only the passage of time, and a poke from his publisher and others, led to him realising there might be one after all. I'm glad there is. Emson writes summer blockbusters, frenetically paced, explosive horror-thrillers, but the kind that have enough real heart and character to make it worth the entry fee. I think, with the ending, the feud ...more
Jessica Rice
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing! For a sequel that was never meant to be written, it was well done. I loved visiting Laura & John's story again, how even though they are apart, they are together. New York as a back drop really worked & I could completely believe the scenes as they played out. But I think this is where we should leave the story. It was nicely rounded off with plenty of touching moments amongst the violence. Laura really doesn't need anything else to go wrong in her life. I think she deserves ...more
C.K. Webb
Apr 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book blew me away!! This is hands down the best werewolf book I have ever read. I am a huge fan of An American Werewolf In London, Thomas Emson's PREY is better. If you love horror read this book...if you write horror, WATCH OUT for Thomas Emson!
Feb 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, gave-up
I gave up because it was not as good as Maneater. I got to chapter 10 , the plot was not following and i did not get what he was trying get across to the reader.
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Thomas Emson is a British horror author. He has written eight novels, all published by Snowbooks in the UK. They include Maneater, Skarlet, and Zombie Brittanica. His Jack The Ripper novel Pariah was published by Tantor Media in the U.S.
His collection of stories The Trees And Other Stories was published on Kindle and CreateSpace. He has also written How To Write A Novel In 6 Months, a how-to guide

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