#BookReview |Prey By L.A.Larkin ⭐⭐⭐⭐ @bloodhoundbook @lalarkinauthor #Prey

Posted April 23, 2020 by Ami-May in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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#BookReview |Prey By L.A.Larkin ⭐⭐⭐⭐ @bloodhoundbook @lalarkinauthor #PreyISBN: 9780648741459
Prey by L.A. Larkin
Published by Bloodhound Books on April 20, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Psychological
Pages: 390
Format: ARC, Kindle
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

Olivia Wolfe is a journalist who travels the world exposing heinous crimes. She has more enemies that most.
When her anonymous source is murdered, Wolfe must unravel the terrible secret that connects a series of gruesome murders. But powerful people want her stopped.Betrayed and isolated, Wolfe is hunted by a faceless killer. Can she stay alive long enough to expose the shocking truth?
Four murders. Four countries. One terrible secret.
‘L.A. Larkin is a world-class thriller writer.’ James Phelan‘In the vein of a feminised Fleming or the Fox network's adrenalin-fuelled series 24.’ Sydney Morning Herald‘In Larkin, Michael Crichton has an heir apparent.’ The Guardian‘Intelligent and terrifying.' Better Reading

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Rating Report
Plot/Narrative

Olivia Wolfe is a Journalist. She exposes many crimes across the world.

And this crime is no different, going against powerful people and killing her source and many other homicides along the way in multiple countries. She won't stop until she exposes the whole truth, why and how.

The plot is very interesting and it has many themes woven into the story, murder, assassination, corrupt police, politicians. Private investigation etc around many countries. Essentially, it has is it all in one neat little bow.

I wholly enjoyed it even if I was confused at the beginning as I had/have not read the first one in this series but honestly L.A.Larkin gives you enough backstory and information that you don't really need too.

What I loved the most is the detailed descriptions of all the places mentioned in this book and the people who live there.

4 stars
Characters

I love Olivia Wolfe, she is an exceptional character but there are plenty of other likeable characters such as Butcher and her Cyber Hacker which is basically Olivia's family after Ex-Met Police Officer now a Private Investigator saved her from the streets as a teenager and stopping her going off the deep end and helping her build a career where she travels around the world as a journalist.

I love the relationship between the policeman who is on medical leave and Olivia Wolfe who is helping her investigate.

Superintendent Dan Casburn who is apart of SO24 who formerly worked with Olivia Wolfe before is an absorbing, captivating and arduous character as well as there relationship.

There are so many unique, fascinating characters in this book that I just can't explain which you will need to read about.

4 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

L.A Larkin is a satisfactory writer who has created multiple characters who are extremely likeable, and awesome gruesome, astonishing plot and themes. With very detailed descriptions of the countries involved. And also embarks on the subject of rhinoceros poaching in South Africa which I knew obviously existed but this book made me realised the impact and scale this is on.

4 stars
Themes/Settings

Although confusing at the beginning with not having read the previous book it was nearly promptly forgotten once more of the backstory came out and this is a fast-paced, nail-biting and a gruesome book which will have you locked to your seat.

4 stars
Cover

A strikingly awesome cover.

3.5 stars
Overall Thoughts

A fast-paced, nail-biting book with many many themes throughout and detailed descriptions of a couple of countries this is set across. Many likeable, unique and interesting characters and some relatively disgusting and gruesome characters amongst them. L.A.Larkin has created a terrific story. I wholly enjoyed this book which has everything you would want which is fastened in a nice little neat bow.

4 stars
Final Rating 3.92 stars

four-stars

About L.A. Larkin

British-Australian thriller author, L.A. Larkin, has been likened to Michael Crichton and Matthew Reilly and, more recently, to Ian Flaming. James Phelan describes the author as a ‘world-class thriller writer.’ Larkin’s most recent novel, Devour, has been highly praised by literary critics and readers alike and is the first book in the Olivia Wolfe thriller series.

Larkin’s other novels include The Genesis Flaw, which was nominated for four crime fiction awards, and Thirst, which has been described as, ‘The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station.’ An adventurer at heart, Larkin has spent time in Antarctica, and with scientists at the British Antarctic Survey and the Australian Antarctic Division. In between creating the Olivia Wolfe thriller series, the author writes humorous mysteries as Louisa Bennet. Larkin moves between Sydney and London, teaches mystery and thriller writing, and is an entertaining panelist at writers’ festivals.

The author is a member of the UK’s Crime Writers’ Association, the Australian Society of Authors, and the International Thriller Writers.

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