Mind Prey Book Summary and Study Guide

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Therapist Andi Manette and her two young daughters were having a normal day until they were kidnapped and shoved in the back of a van. Andi tries to use her psychiatric knowledge but the kidnapper reveals his well thought out plan.
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The kidnapper has made provisions for his three hostages frightening Andi even more. He keeps them locked in what she thinks is a basement, with a mattress, and food. He now wastes no time acting out his violent sexual fantasies on Andi.

As time passes, the kidnapper becomes increasingly violent, beating her each time he rapes her. As Andi loses touch with reality, his interst turns to Andi's twelve year old daughter. Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport uses Andi's patient files to discover who the kidnapper is and begans to set a trap for the unsuspecting criminal.
The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

An influential psycologist and her 2 daughters are kidnapped. It's up to Lucas Davenport & the Minneapolis Police department to find them, before their captor becomes their killer. I have read all of the "Prey" books, and this one was another twisted, suspenseful quick read. Sandford's villians can always be counted upon to commit brutal, evil crimes.
The review of this Book prepared by Caroline Thompson

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 25%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 15% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   rapist

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman    -   psychiatrist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lots of descript of crop raising

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   hanging Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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