Thirty Days of Thanks for Books – Day 20

Winter Prey“When you’re building a character, or at least when I’m building a character, you start saying, ‘How am I going to make people like him?'”

~ John Sandford

For the month of November, I’d like to give thanks to some of my favorite books.  Key word being some because unfortunately there isn’t enough days to honor all the books I love.  So I’ve issued myself the challenge to do thirty days of thanks for books… and today I am thankful for…

Day 20 – Winter Prey by John Sandford

This is not my favorite John Sandford book.  Rules of Prey is.  And after I read more of his books, this one kinda falls in the middle for me.  His main character, Lucas Davenport, a reclusive lawman on vacation at his deep woods cabin, reluctantly agrees to help out the sheriff who stumbles upon a grisly crime scene.  A family murdered.  Their house set ablaze.  A machete through the husband’s skull.  But as Davenport digs deeper, he’s not even sure his skills can help because this is a criminal no one has seen before.  Not bad.  But again, Rules of Prey was better.  So why is it on the list?  Because this book makes me thankful for my Dad.  It’s his favorite Sandford book and the one he gave me that in return hooked me (see it’s interesting enough).  Now every time I read John Sandford or see Winter Prey, I always think of my Dad and our shared love of reading.  Without him there are so many books I might not have discovered… like this one.  Just another reason to be thankful. 

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