NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Friday, July 11, 2008


by John Sandford

In Phantom Prey, the 18th book in Sandford's "Prey" series, Lucas Davenport encounters the Minneapolis goth culture when the disappearance of a wealthy widow's daughter leads him to a series of gruesome murders of her daughter's goth friends.

As with any series of this length, there are good installments and bad installments. This one lies somewhere in the middle, leaning toward one of the good ones. I listened to it on audio, though, and I have to say this is the first time the reader annoyed me to the point of distraction. His voices for the female characters were like nails down a chalkboard. The story itself, however, was enjoyable.

I saw that Kara at The World According To Books recently posted her review of Rules of Prey, the first "Prey" book, and Joy (from Thoughts of Joy) commented that she enjoyed Rules of Prey but remembered wanting to slap Lucas Davenport. I assured her, and now all of you, that I have read or listened to all eighteen "Prey" novels, and that feeling never goes away. :-) Good thing Lucas gets involved in such interesting cases, or I'd have to dump him and his "women as pretty objects" chauvinism.


Kara said...

Thanks for the link!!! I have the next one on order from the library (Shadow Prey) - can't wait to get it.

Lezlie said...

Kara ~ No problem! I thought Shadow Prey was OK, but the two after that might be my favorites in the whole series.