Buried Prey by John Sandford

75%

15 Critic Reviews

Expert plotting and a riveting finish make this one of Sandford's best.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

For twenty-five years the unsolved kidnapping of two young girls has haunted Minneapolis homicide detective Lucas Davenport. Today, the bodies have been found. Today, he returns to a crime—and a nightmare—darker than any before.
 

About John Sandford

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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Sandford is the author of the Prey series, four Kidd novels and the Virgil Flowers series. He lives in Minnesota. Visit www.johnsandford.org for more information.
 
Published January 1, 2011 by Doubleday Large Print. 481 pages
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Buried Prey
All: 15 | Positive: 12 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Below average
Apr 15 2011

Most interesting for its long look at the young Lucas, who’s considerably more humorous, profane and loosely wrapped than the peerless agent of Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension he becomes.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Mar 28 2011

Expert plotting and a riveting finish make this one of Sandford's best.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Theodore Feit on Jan 15 2012

The depth of the plot and taut writing give the reader incentive to keep turning pages.

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Book Geeks

Below average
Reviewed by Mike Stafford on Jul 07 2011

While sound in places, unfortunately Buried Prey feels too much like the work of a writer going through the motions.

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My San Antonio

Below average
Reviewed by David Hendricks on May 14 2011

Although only a few action scenes pop up, the narrative’s suspense flows mainly from that dialogue, characterized by the profane cynicism readers would imagine all cops having.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Excellent
Reviewed by Jay Strafford on May 15 2011

Sandford's talent is such that this series never grows stale, or boring, or forgettable.

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Bookblog of the Bristol Library

Excellent
Reviewed by Doris on Jun 20 2011

John Sandford has always done a great job with his characters and plotting. Buried Prey brings new dimensions to the series. It also continues Sandford’s tradition of plot twists that surprise you and move the story in a direction the reader might not expect.

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The Adelaide Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Roger Hainsworth on Oct 01 2011

Number twenty-one is as mesmerising as ever.

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Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Tanzey Cutter on Apr 18 2011

John Sandford gives readers some of the best characterization in crime suspense today with his bestselling novels, as well as breakneck plotting and shocking conclusions.

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A Bookworm's World

Good
Reviewed by Luanne on May 10 2011

The plot is excellent, the writing tight, the action non stop and best of all, I get to see a side of a character I've enjoyed for almost 20 years.

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Pure Textuality

Good
Reviewed by Beth

Buried Prey is a solid story with some surprises, great dialogue, characters I would like to know for real, and an ending that’s both satisfying and kind of sad (a lot like life).

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You've GOTTA Read This

Good
Reviewed by Sandy Nawrot on May 27 2011

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Kevin Tipple

Good
Reviewed by Kevin Tipple on Jun 26 2011

Author John Sandford breaks the formulaic mode he had fallen into over the last several books of this series and the result is a refreshing change of pace that breathes life into the series.

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Cym Lowell

Good
Reviewed by Cym Lowell

The writing is crisp, the characters engaging, and the mystery interesting.

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Rundpinne

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer on May 11 2011

For those who enjoy an extremely well written, intense suspense novel, filled with exceptional characters, look no further than John Sandford’s series.

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