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Winter Prey by John Sandford
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Mar 26, 2012

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Read from March 26 to April 02, 2012

A decent outing that sets up Davenport into a different type of job. Sandford really likes getting inside the heads of his killers, and I have to admit it's the least interesting aspect of these books for me. Diving deeply into the dark heart of murder isn't all that interesting for me. That said, he has gotten away from revealing the killer immediately and then making the entire book a big chase. It's been much more fun trying to figure out who the killer is, even as we get a peek inside the nutball's brain.

This one is pretty compelling, especially with the insights into small town living and how the gossip works, the conflicts, etc. It falls apart a little at the end, once the killer is revealed. The final sequence where Davenport and the cops chase him down isn't particularly interesting and it's not all that competent either, a major change from the rest of the book. A misstep, but still overall a decent book.
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