Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book Review - INVISIBLE PREY by John Sandford

INVISIBLE PREY by John Sandford
2007, 384 pages

Despite having something like two dozen books, I'd never read anything by John Sandford, but picked up Invisible Prey the other night, and found it an enjoyable read. It's the fourteenth to feature detective Lucas Davenport, but I found the back story of the characters easy enough to follow without knowing anything about them before page one, a good trait in a book like this.

The plot follows Davenport as he works two cases, the accused statutory rape of a girl by a senator, and a seemingly unconnected chain of murders. I enjoyed Davenport's attitude, he's very laid back but tenacious, and a good detective, and
Sandford writes in an easy to read, noir style prose. Not quite Lee Child short. But short sentences. The storylines meshed together well, and the ending hit at a nice pace, without ever really feeling forced or cut short like a lot of thrillers. I'll have to keep an eye out for more.


Next - Drowned Night by Chris Blaine

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