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The Prey (Predator Trilogy #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  4,934 Ratings  ·  217 Reviews
First, she imagined it. Then a killer made it real.

Rowan Smith is living in a borrowed Malibu beach house while her bestselling novel is made into a Hollywood movie. A former FBI agent with a haunted past, Rowan thinks she has outrun her demons. But fiction and reality collide when a dismembered body is found in Colorado: the real-life victim had the same name, occupation,
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Published December 27th 2005 by Ballantine Books
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Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a bad read by any means, Allison Brennan is a very competent writer, capturing emotions and continuity with east. The main character is quite weak at first - actually through most of the book the characters were all a bit weak emotionally, something I'm not totally use to, but I adapted. The story line was good - a serial killer on a mission of vengeance/justice according to him. Some twists and a red herring thrown in at first, then it became clear who the bad guy was. Yeah, the guy spent a ...more
Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Wow was my first impression of this book. It has the kind of dark elements I like in a romantic suspense novel. The villains are EVIL twisted killers. I loved that. The characters are believable and the tension in this story is so thick it would be hard to cut with a knife, unless a sharp one. It's Allison's debut novel and I had the chance to meet her when I was in the US at a conference. She's definately a gifted writer and her chosen genre suits her.

She's not affraid to make her characters s
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-jar
Lo amé.
Aunque hubieron muchas cosas que no me terminaron se convencer...
Pero la trama era tan buena!!
Jun 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While a very good mystery/thriller, I had a really hard time even liking Rowan through most of the story. She's cold, brash and off-putting. Nor could I understand why John was so drawn to her, as she sure didn't give him a reason to be! There were also too many situations that stretched the realm of believability a little too far, especially near the end. The premise of a serial killer recreating fictitious murders from suspense/thriller novels was eerily gripping, though, which did keep me rea ...more
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Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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No sé exactamente que decir de este libro.. La historia de suspense está muy bien llevada pero si bien es cierto que hay algunas cosas que yo eliminaría porque para mi no eran necesarias, en general está muy bien escrita.
Si soy sincera no esperaba mucho de la novela porque la parte de la sinopsis que decía que había dos hombres detrás de la protagonista no me convencía ya que por regla general no me gustan los triángulos amorosos pero en este caso no hay nada que temer porque se aprecia la quím
First I want to say is Allison Brennan is a wonderful Author... This book however (Great Story) but way to much romance/ sex scenes and to me took away from the Great Storyline of the book... I just read recently the Hunt in the same Series, different storyline and basically stuck to the what the book was about and just a tad of Romance. I will still read her books, because of the style of books I like to read... So that is the reasoning of the 3 stars that I rated it!!!
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Prey

A great beginning to a Trilogy I know holds much excitement! I enjoyed this book over much! Now on to The Hunt!
Eve Nolon
Aug 07, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, e-book
Ugh. This was almost a DNF for me so I feel generous giving it one star. If anyone's read my other reviews of Brennan's work, you'll see that she's all over the map for me, but I tend to like her latest Lucy Kincaid books the best. I don't have any interest in her paranormal work, but I have no interest in that genre at all, so it's not about Brennan. I've also said that I think Brennan does series characters (like Lucy Kincaid) much better than her stand-alone novels (even when they're linked b ...more
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Prey (Predator Trilogy, #1)
by Allison Brennan
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense

Rowan Smith, an attractive former FBI agent, has turned into successful crime writer. Things get bad when some maniac start to recreate murder scenes from her books in real life...

I tried, I really tried but I couldn't make it to the end.
I just didn't care who did it.
I didn't much care for the characters. Rowan was too annoying, whiny and jumpy most of the time. Yes, she had reason for being like
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Other Books in the Series

Predator Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Hunt (Predator Trilogy, #2)
  • The Kill (Predator Trilogy, #3)