Buried Prey by John Sandford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jacket Blurb: 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.
Another book that had me from chapter one. I loved the plot in this one, finally revisiting Davenport's early years when he transitioned from a uniformed cop to a plain clothes detective. Using a cold case he worked on was a great way to bridge the two. I also appreciated - again - not getting into the killer's mind until halfway through the book. I'm guessing a bit here because I read this on audiobook and it was about disk 5 of 9.
I do reserve the right to be miffed as a major character is snuffed out, but I have to say it wasn't unexpected; it just took a lot longer to happen in the series than I would have anticipated. Granted, it's not a "Game of Thrones" type series where everyone is getting bumped off, but for a cop series I was expecting a major secondary character to go much sooner.
And I still don't like Letty's character. I disliked her in the previous books and I disliked her role in this installment.
Even with my character complaints, which really are minor, this installment is in my top five Davenport books. Maybe even number one. If I were to re-read one of these it would probably be this one.
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