Let Us Prey

Let Us Prey

By Jamie Lee Scott

  • Release Date: 2014-10-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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Description

From USA Today bestselling author Jamie Lee Scott - Gotcha Detective Agency Mystery Series, Book 1. (2nd Edition (updated and re-edited)).

A former secret service agent turned private detective, Mimi Capurro.

A disgraced NFL player turned homicide detective, Nick Christianson.

A snarky (who knows what his background really is) computer forensics specialist, Charles Parks, trying to keep them from killing each other.

And now they must find the killer of a New York Times bestselling author’s assistant. 

Gotcha Detective Agency was hired to protect the author, when it was the assistant who really needed protection. And now it’s a race to see who can find the killer. 

Mimi is determined to make up for puking all over Nick’s crime scene by solving the murder before he does. Who will solve this case first?

If you like your murder mysteries with a bit of romance, a dash of snark, and a few dead bodies, USA Today bestselling Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries are the crime novels for you!

"Let Us Prey is up on my list of favorite novels ever. It’s something I know I can pick up and read over and over without getting bored." Bookend Babes reviewer, Stacy J 

“This is a light and funny PI novel/mystery with interesting, well-developed characters and excellent twists and turns.” Bente Gallagher (Jennie Bentley) NYT Bestselling author of the DIY Mystery Series for Berkley. 

“One of my favourite authors is Sue Grafton and her P.I. Kinsey Milhone. Well she has a new rival." Lord D. M. Prosser 

Reviews

  • A Real Page Turner!!!

    4
    By KWJN
    I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, just based on the cover picture. I couldn't put it down!! I loved her writing style and the story moved along so I just had to keep reading.
  • Ehh

    1
    By Big Pimpin 5
    I'm a sucker for mysteries especially ones with a bit of romance but this book doesn't do it for me. The characters aren't very interesting and the story moves very slow. There's a paragraph in the book that made me believe the author is a bit racist and that just made me put the book down. Waste of time.
  • Fun new series

    5
    By dulab
    This first book of the Gotcha Detective Agency hooked me. I found the characters interesting, and the plot had me guessing who the bad guy was! A quick, easy read that was loads of fun. Can't wait to read the second book in the series.
  • Let Us Prey

    5
    By Tenderloin56
    Good characters and plot. A bit hard to put down by the middle of the book.
  • Great read

    5
    By melvalenz
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read more!
  • Let Us Prey

    1
    By Onalora
    Sooooo many things in this story just don't jell. Scott's technical skills are good---with exception of personal pronouns. He/him, she/her, them/their present problems for this writer. A few pages in I was grinding my teeth. This is a thin story that moves slowly and doesn't go anywhere. (1) The characters aren't well developed; particularly the killer. (2) There is vampire "activity" but it's play acting--literally. The players meet downtown once a week for purposes that are never clear. (3) The detective's hormones give her grief. She lusts after male upon male. That too goes nowhere. Irritating. Scott may be setting up content for subsequent books. For instance, the detective's husband is believed dead in a plane crash a year prior to this story. Scott mentions this event 10-12 times, making sure the reader knows no bodies or personal effects found at the site. That information has nothing to do with the current events. There are many good books out there. This isn't one of them. Don't waste your time.
  • It needed work

    3
    By CmryY007
    Let's start with the fact it was a free book. I do like that and the opportunity to find new authors. The book was a fun read, and I enjoyed the characters which hopefully develop in further books. Mimi is a special agent turned PI. I found this hard to get into while reading the book because she certainly lacked PI skills. I suppose I expect a special agent to be smart, deductive, strong. None of that was happening. She had some tough cookie moments, but they were rare and fleeting. The threatening phone calls...and she kept writing them off as pranks??? That frustrated me! Rarely do I peg the "murderer" but I had this one figured out before being half way through the book so plot was way thin and easy to figure out. I hope the rest of the books develop, but not sure I will purchase any.
  • Let Us Prey

    1
    By HDulcimerchick
    This should sell you some books. Didn't get through the first chapter. Too gorey, too much information for my liking. No thanks.
  • Let Us Prey

    4
    By Anna711
    Good reading with a surprise twisted ending.
  • Let Us Prey

    4
    By Thenatethetate
    This is a fast-paced, humorous mystery. It has a solid plot line and great character development!

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