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Certain Prey by John Sandford

casemin's review against another edition

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mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

thecurseofchris's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5/5. This one was odd, because it didn't feel like a traditional Prey novel to me. On the plus side, a lot more time than usual is spent with the antagonists in this book, so we get quite a look at their lives rather than just Davenport and his crew. I was really engaged in the story, so much so that I finished the audiobook in just over a single day.

But when I finished, I didn't have that sense of accomplishment that I usually do with a book I *really* enjoyed, even if there's nothing particularly bad about it.

posies23's review against another edition

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5.0

Probably the best in the series so far. The structure and writing in CERTAIN PREY show Sandford trying new things and succeeding on all counts. I don't have much to say about this that other posters haven't. Suffice to say, this was a great read, and essential reading for thriller fans.

elwoodradley's review against another edition

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5.0

Another great one from Sandford.

arthur_pendrgn's review against another edition

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2.0

 What's frightening about this novel is that Sandford tries to make cops railroading a person acceptable.
Which is why I'm glad that Clara is still free. Take that, Lucas.

And Malone? That was forced 

lcoverosey's review against another edition

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4.0

You will grow to like the hired hitman(woman). Hoping she gets away !!!!

stevem0214's review against another edition

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5.0

Even better the second time. This is a BAD bad guy (or girl in this case).

twotoes's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.75

lesliebean's review against another edition

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2.0

The ONLY reason I finished this book is because it was given to me by a beloved, dying family member who told me he thought I'd like it because it has "strong women" in it and.... it was so bad, y'all. The women in question were such bad misogynistic flat stereotypes of women and the whole thing had such a weird cop-worshippy vibe that I don't vibe with. I love the person who gave it to me by DAMN, we do not have the same taste in fiction at all. Also slurs abound, and I was really just waiting for a hard R to drop, and indeed it did. Yikes.

sandin954's review against another edition

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3.0

This is fast becoming one of my favorite series on audio. I really liked that Lucas was a bit edgier in this entry and the villains were very well drawn. Listened to the audio version read by Richard Ferrone who did his usual stellar job.