Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Buried Prey by John Sandford
Some secrets just can't stay buried, in the brilliant new Lucas Davenport thriller from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author.
A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they've been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long.
In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls' disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared the case closed, but he never agreed with that. Now that he has a chance to investigate it all over again, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: It wasn't just the bodies that were buried. It was the truth.
The bodies of two girls are found mummified underneath a house that is being demolished. These girls disappeared about twenty-five years ago. In 1985 Lucas Davenport, as a young cop tried to solve the case. And now he is determined to find the killer. This novel bounces back from the present to the past, and then from the killer’s point of view to the Davenport’s. John Sandford had me guessing as to the identity of the killer but has again created a suspenseful mystery involving Lucas Davenport that never disappoints. It is riveting right up to the finale!
Disclosure: I received this book for review from the publisher. I received no compensation for my thoughts.