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This is the story of the small town sheriff who captured one of the world's most ruthless and cunning murderers. A prequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller, I Hunt Killers. It all started with Dead Girl #1 and Dead Girl #2, the first killings in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod in decades. Two murders: just a coincidence, or something more sinister? One thing's forThis is the story of the small town sheriff who captured one of the world's most ruthless and cunning murderers. A prequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller, I Hunt Killers.It all started with Dead Girl #1 and Dead Girl #2, the first killings in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod in decades. Two murders: just a coincidence, or something more sinister? One thing's for sure--it was definitely inconvenient in a year when Sheriff G. William Tanner, a mourning widower, had to run for reelection. With a trail gone cold, it's only luck that links the murders to the most notorious serial killer in memory. And in a town like Lobo's Nod, the killer must be someone Tanner already knows.......

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  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    2018-12-03 18:28

    Almost felt a little rushed in the end there, but this was great. Seeing things from G William's perspective and how he thought about cases was really cool, and he's got one of those great tragic backstories too. Drove me nuts.

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2018-11-17 00:33

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life2.5 StarsEvery once in a while, you read a story that makes you wonder what the point was when it is over. This story was not bad but it was not good either. It was in a word....pointless. To be honest, I am feeling a little sad about this. I have read the first two books in this series and was looking forward to reading about how G. William was able to catch Jazz's dad, Billy Dent. Let me warn you now....there is not a lot of detective work going on in this novella. This novella instead focuses on G. William's personal struggles more than the mystery. This story was not at all what I have come to expect from Barry Lyga. The psychological aspect was absent in piece. I have really grown to like the characters in this series but after reading this story, I think I actually like G. William a little less. I really can not recommend this novella to anyone except maybe the most die hard Jasper Dent fan. I do plan to read future works from Barry Lyga, but I think I will most likely skip the novellas and focus on his books.

  • Karen
    2018-11-23 23:04

    Got in bed a little disappointed with myself for not having accomplished much on a Saturday and then I remembered, no wait! I went to Lobo's Nod and caught a serial killer with the help of Sheriff G. William Tanner! The eBook novella trend gives a slow reader like me a sense of accomplishment, and for series fans, it helps tide them over until the release of the next book. Lots of adult appeal in this character study of an aging sheriff on the brink of giving up. Except for the abrupt ending, it could stand alone. I plan to use it to hook some more adult readers onto this popular YA series.

  • Melissa
    2018-12-08 17:26

    I liked this short story, but I wanted more. It seemed to end too quickly. I think I would have liked to see the interview with Billy Dent and Jasper at the police station.

  • Merril Anil
    2018-11-20 00:27

    Kind of incomplete Throughout the series there is a recurring mention of a background story of how Billy Dent, the infamous star of the series was arrested by a police officer and Lucky Day is all about that event. In a way it’s where everything starts in the series and is the prequel to I hunt Killers, the very first book in the series.The book on one hand does justify the title but the fact is also that the entire plot is rushed and shows an incomplete treatment.I seriously can't help myself from cribbing about the whining behavior of Barry Lyga's central characters. They always turn into a whining mode instantly and these run pages long. Not something that escalates the plot or interest in a book Almost half of the book is personal feelings and emotional turmoil and internal conflict and suddenly in the last chapter everything sorts of magically falls into place and ends peacefully. Nope! Things do not work like that. The characters especially Bill dent was not at all acting as he has been in the rest of the series.how was this

  • Wendy F
    2018-11-27 20:18

    The story of G William's capture of Billy Dent.(I read it because I wanted to know how he got lucky and, more importantly, what the 'G' stands for.)Worth reading to fill in the gaps and get a first hand account of the story Jazz told of Billy's capture.

  • Jasbr
    2018-12-09 00:11

    Ich habe die Vorgeschichte zur Jasper-Dent-Trilogie richtig genossen. Zwar taucht Jazz nur am Rande auf, dafür stehen aber sein Vater Billy und Detective Tanner im Mittelpunkt. Man weiß als Leser der Trilogie ja bereits, wer hinter den Morden steckt. Das Versteckspiel aber "live" mitzuerleben war trotzdem richtig cool.Meiner Meinung nach sollte man die Trilogie unbedingt gelesen haben, wenn man auch die Vorgeschichte genießen möchte. Sonst wirkt wohl alles ein bisschen langweilig und Detective Tanner wie ein Trottel.Über ihn mehr zu lesen war wirklich super, da man mehr über seine Vergangenheit erfährt. Außerdem erklärt sich so auch sein gutes Verhältnis zu Jasper.Für mich war dieses Prequel der perfekte Abschluss einer spannenden Reihe. Deshalb gibt es von mir 5 Sterne.

  • Sibil
    2018-11-26 19:21

    And, at last, we know as Billy Dent were captured, yay! I like G. William, he is a good character, a good man and a good cop. This is the second short story I read from this series (and I liked the series) but I think I like these short stories more. I loved to know more about the characters and the background!

  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    2018-12-09 22:11

    Finished reading: July 24th 2015“But you know, sometimes the fight itself is worthwile, even if the prize at the end ain't.”(view spoiler)[I really loved the first two books in the Jasper Dent series, but I also don't want the story to be over yet... I decided to read this prequel novella first. Lucky Day is the first and longest out of the four novellas available and quite interesting. It's not as good as the actual series, but I guess that's mostly because Jazz is such a key character and the focus in Lucky Day is on Sheriff G. William Tanner. We follow him as he tries to catch the killer of two local girls and you learn a bit more about his character. Billy makes his appearance and you get a better idea how he was able to fool everyone for so long. But it really shows that Barry Lyga hit the jackpot when he created Jazz as his main character; there is a spark missing in this novella that I Hunt Killers and Game do have. Still, it's an interesting and quick read that will definitely entertain you.Lobo's Nod used to be a real quiet town, but that ended when a local girl went missing. Sheriff G. William Tanner is running for his last reelection and hasn't been himself after the death of his wife, but he is still determined to find the girl. Then the impossible happens: a dead girl shows up, and it isn't the missing girl. Tanner is now convinced they are both dead and that they are looking for a murderer that will probably kill again. And a killer that really knows Lobo's Nod. But can it be really true that the murderer is among those Tanner already knows? The trail has gone cold, but Tanner doesn't want to give up looking for the killer. Only luck can help him now...This prequel novella is all about how Sheriff G. William Tanner was able to catch the infamous serial killer Billy Dent. It's a quick and entertaining read, but it misses the spark that makes I Hunt Killers and Game so special. I guess that's mostly because Jazz and his friends are not a part of this novella... Because the prose has the same quality as the actual series. Still, I would definitely recommend this read if you enjoyed the series! It doesn't really contain spoilers, so it can be read either before or after reading I Hunt Killers. (hide spoiler)]P.S. Find more of my reviews here.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Tara Day
    2018-12-05 18:16

    Soooo, for those of you who have read I Hunt Killers and took in how dark and emotionally gripping it was, I didn't really think that there could be another side to just how chilling a novella could be.Lucky Day is set in G. Williams's point of view and since it's a prequel, set before the events of I Hunt Killers. Way before in fact, to four years in Lobo's Nod when Billy Dent just seemed like your average guy and not imprisoned for being the serial killer. Haunted by his wife Joyce's death, G. William is emotionally dragged down as the upcoming election nears and the murders of two girls lands at his feet. His feelings about each situation shift quite often and make him seem like the crazy cop lost to his own grief. Hanson, Doug Weathers, and of course, Billy Dent are introduced in this story. Doug Weathers is pretty much the same asshole he is in I Hunt Killers, even years later, only interested in making it big no matter how much he slanders the story. Billy Dent comes off as G. Williams's friend, especially when they're in the bar drinking together. Naturally (and eventually), the sheriff gets a few clues thrown at him and the suspect - the murderer - comes clear. I enjoy this series and I liked it from G. Williams's point of view as you venture with him in his darkest moments. What was kind of rough for me was the ending. (view spoiler)[ You're telling me that the sheriff went without backup to his prime suspect's house - knowing what this guy was capable of - and managed to take him down that easily? Seemed a bit odd to me. Not bad, just odd. I was waiting for something to screw up. For Billy to escape somehow while G. William was dealing with Jasper. It just seemed too easy, despite the small fight scene. And then it just ended right after that, very abruptly. No post-interrogation, no aftermath of what happened with Jazz (though technically we know, yeah, but I would have liked to know more), and such.(hide spoiler)] Like I said, it wasn't a bad ending, I was just kind of disappointed. Overall, still a great novella for a rainy day. This is a wonderfully engaging series and I love getting some of the backstory behind everything. Four stars.

  • Lukas (LukeLaneReads)
    2018-11-19 23:17

    Just needed a little more detail. This is the first little novella in the 'I Hunt Killers' series and while it's a perfectly fine read, it feels like somewhat of a missed opportunity. You see this novella acts as a sort of prequel to the main trilogy, and shows you how the local sheriff G. William (a good character from the series) went on to catch the towns first ever serial killer, Billy Dent a.k.a Jasper's dad. This is an extremely short novella coming in at just under 80 pages, and a lot of that is sort of background information on the sheriff, as opposed to details of the investigation into Billy's original reign of terror. We learn that the sheriff had recently lost his wife, and that it was an election year during the time Billy was caught, but ultimately it isn't as interesting as the full investigation could have been. When the sheriff finally does start to connect the dots, the whole thing seemed a little rushed, and figured out a little too easy. It was like all of a sudden the sheriff stands up and shouts 'IT'S BILLY!', simply because Billy said something rather vague that could have implicated him, yet also, could mean absolutely nothing. Overall, this novella isn't really needed to enjoy the original trilogy and I don't think it really adds enough to the plot for it to be an 'essential' read. I'd say pick it up if you really love the series (like I do), but otherwise, you aren't exactly missing much. 2/3 stars? 2.5.

  •  Marple
    2018-12-01 19:14

    This is my second attempt to write a decent review to this very good novella. ( Prequel to I hunt killers ) This novella told from Sheriff G William Turner point of view and told the events before I hunt killer’s book events.Lucky me I’ve read this novella before starting the series so it’s somehow make sense in the next book, it’s about the Sheriff’s trying to cope with life after his wife’s death and the pressure of the upcoming elections. Two bodies in the local town shows up and he had to figure who is the serial killer is. Throughout the book I felt very connected to G William and felt his pain and struggle to move on or at least trying to, his difficulties in finding out who is the gruesome serial killer. And I kind of understood why the author called it Lucky day because the Sheriff guessed out the killer by luck ( or the serial killer wanted to be found) This is my first time reading to this author and sure it won’t be the last one. Great plot (even for a novella less than 80 pages ) and great characters.Now all I need to know is Jasper’s point of view in the next book.Highly recommend this book to you.

  • Zorana
    2018-11-09 18:19

    I'm really glad I decided to pick this Ebook up.First,I read the first book translated in french as I said in my review but this one was,naturally in english so I wasn't sure how the transition will go and It was real smooth tbh. Anywayyys if you guys have read I Hunt Killers you should DEFINITELY read this prequel. It adds so much in depth to the story and G.William's character but also Billy Dent's. You get to see how and who he was before he was arrested by the sherrif.Altough I really enjoyed this novella there's only one thing that bothered me,and that's the reason why I didn't gave It a full on stars,and that's the sheriff epiphany on Billy. I mean come on? Do you really find out about a serial killer like that? I don't know maybe his years of experience helped him to find out the truth but yeah that kind of bugged me a little.But other than that It was trully awesome.The writing is always on point Barry Lynga is gonna be my go to author for sure. He's writing in such a funny way but with a deep meaning and I love It. 4.5/5 for me this convinced me to buy all the novellas in the series

  • Samantha
    2018-12-05 19:15

    This book was okay. It gives some insight into his Billy Dent was caught. I just wish it had been a bit longer.

  • Lindsey
    2018-11-21 00:15

    An interesting short story on G. William.

  • paperysoul
    2018-12-05 19:05

    It was a page turner but abruptly ended.I am not happy.

  • J.N.
    2018-11-19 18:25

    This short is all about how Sheriff G. William Tanner caught Billy Dent, the notorious serial killer from the I Hunt Killers trilogy. Overall I felt this was a nice addition and the character of G. William was spot on. However, I did feel as if the ending was a bit anti-climatic and ended pretty abruptly. This one took a long time for me to finish because it was only available as an ebook--I feel I would have flown through this and the other stories if they had been printed and bound. Maybe one day the publisher will decide to take this route. I hope so!Enjoyable, 4 stars

  • Slytherpuff
    2018-11-24 19:29

    My copy of I Hunt Killers had this as a bonus novella. I bet I would've gotten more out of it if I read it after the book. This was still enjoyable but not as enjoyable as if I had read it before the book. This prequel had some details referenced in the actual book. This is a nice and quick read. I read it in one day.

  • Stephenie Geschwender
    2018-11-23 23:22

    I really enjoyed G. William’s view on what happens before the first book takes place. Although I found myself rolling my eyes at the things I already knew from reading the first book. But that’s to be expected.

  • Elsa Munoz
    2018-12-08 20:14

    I like how this story sort of sets the stage for the events that are to come in the full length novels. Short and sweet.

  • Anika
    2018-12-08 19:24

    Too short and expected more.

  • Amber
    2018-11-29 00:08

    A much more satisfying short story. (Or, well “short”) Seeing Billy Dent before he was caught... man oh man... that’s some good stuff.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-09 21:20

    This was a quick read just like most novellas. It was really interesting to read the story before Billy was caught and how he was caught. It’s a shame I can’t get the rest through the library.

  • Ann Bickle
    2018-11-26 22:29

    a short prequel to I hunt killers by the same author. It was helpful to read this, it gave a lot of insight into the sheriff G. William and his prior relationship with serial killer Billy Dent.

  • Doghouse Gav
    2018-11-27 17:24

    BrilliantLoved the I hunt killers books. These short prequel books are fantastic for getting the back story from the main books characters.

  • Kerstin Stutzke
    2018-11-23 17:13

    Lobo´s Nod ist eine kleine verschlafene Stadt im Nirgendwo. Viel passiert dort nicht, jeder kennt jeden und Geheimnisse hat man doch in solch einer Kleinstadt eh nicht voreinander. G. William Tanner ist der Sheriff des Countys, in dem Lobo´s Nod liegt und seinen Amtssitz hat er in jener Kleinstadt. G. William hatte es in letzter Zeit nicht leicht. Der 62-jährige hat er kürzlich seine Frau Joyce verloren, welche an Krebs erkrankte und trotz aller versuchter Therapien, verstarb. Kinder hatte G. William keine, sodass er eigentlich nur noch für die Arbeit lebt.Da ein vorzeitiger Ruhestand eher nichts für ihn ist, beschließt er, trotz seiner 62 Jahre, erneut als Sheriff zu kandidieren. Die entsprechenden Wahlen sollen in einem Monat stattfinden, doch dieses Mal hat er einen ernstzunehmenden Herausforderer. Dennoch stehen seine Chancen auf eine Wiederwahl nicht schlecht, hat er sich doch einen guten Ruf erarbeitet und genießt das Vertrauen der Bürger.Doch obwohl Lobo´s Nod eine Kleinstadt ist, nicht immer geht es dort so harmonisch zu, wie es sein könnte. Derzeit hat G. William ganz andere Sorgen. Die 18-jährige Cara Swinton ist verschwunden. Von ihren Eltern wurde sie als vermisst gemeldet und es fehlt jede Spur von ihr. Caras Eltern schließen aus, dass ihre Tochter ausgerissen ist, doch ihre Freunde bestätigen, dass Cara sich schon länger mit dem Gedanken trug, Lobo´s Nod zu verlassen und immerhin ist sie volljährig. Dann wird jedoch die grausam zugerichtete Leiche der 16-jährigen Samantha Louise Reed gefunden und G. William ahnt bereits, dass Cara ein ähnliches Schicksal widerfahren ist. Hat er einen Mörder in seiner Gemeinde, womöglich sogar einen Serienmörder, der in der Stadt sein Unwesen treibt? Für G. William ist es nicht einfach, Fortschritte in den Ermittlungen zu erzielen, denn der Killer war sehr gründlich und hat keine Spuren am Opfer hinterlassen. Je länger er ermittelt, desto unwahrscheinlicher erscheint es G. William, dass er den Täter schnappen kann und wenn, wo ist die Leiche von Cara? Nach und nach wird ihm klar: seine Wiederwahl steht und fällt mit diesem Fall, doch wo beginnen, wenn keine Spuren vorhanden sind. Doch nicht nur das belastet G. William. Nach wie vor hat er Probleme damit, dass er sein Leben als Witwer fortan allein führen muss, doch zumindest hier hat er Unterstützung in Form von Billy Dent. Dent ist vor Jahren die Frau weggelaufen und hat ihn mit ihrem Jungen zurückgelassen. Wenn jemand weiß, wie es ist, plötzlich alleine dazustehen, dann Dent. Wenn er nur wenigstens eine Spur zum Killer hätte ...Die Vorgeschichte zur Jasper-Dent-Reihe! Der Plot wurde, obwohl das Ende bereits vorab bekannt ist, spannend erarbeitet. Die Figuren wurden authentisch dargestellt. In diesem Band geht es hauptsächlich um die Figur des G. William Tanner (und ja, jeder der sich das gefragt hat, hier erfahrt ihr, wofür das G. steht) und wie es ihm gelungen ist, den größten Serienkiller aller Zeiten zu stellen. Faszinierend empfand ich, in welch seelischem Ungleichgewicht sich G. William zu diesen Zeitpunkt befand, denn in den übrigen Bänden macht er zwar einen (von der Jugend) teils genervten Eindruck, aber er wirkt immer gefestigt. Hier kann man erlesen, dass dem nicht immer so war. Den Schreibstil empfand ich wieder als sehr fesselnd zu lesen und ganz ehrlich, wie hätte ich mir diesen Short-Thriller entgehen lassen können, wo ich doch vom Rest der Reihe so begeistert bin?

  • Katherine
    2018-12-03 22:17

    Another installment for one of my favorite YA mystery series of all time!! This is an insightful look into life before Billy Dent was arrested and mainly focus on G. William Tanner, the sheriff (so if you're expecting Jasper to play a big role in this, you're out of luck!). I felt sorry for the poor man; having to deal with a lost wife and a potential serial killer on the loose. Not to mention the reelection campaign that's trying to slander your name because of these murders. The only quibble I have with this? Tanner may be a smart man, but how he came to the conclusion of the killer came a bit to quickly for my liking. But other than that, I think this is a nice little prequel to the series. And if you haven't already picked this series up yet, what are you doing with your life? Please do it, cause you won't regret it!!Edit: July 15th, 2014Conversations with My Books Over I Hunt Killers(view spoiler)[Me:Wow, that was AMAZING! You know, I really want to reread the series again...Four (Divergent):Oh hell no, you've got to be kidding me! Have you even LOOKED at your TBR stack lately? It's half a mile high! You don't need to go rereading a series you've read a million times overMolly (Divergent):Yeah, some of us have been sitting here for over a year. Me:Well, I got spoiled to the ending of the series. And we all know how THAT went. Or do I have to remind you?Crickets are heard chirping in the backgroundFour:I'm not gonna comment on that....Molly:Touché. But you've got at least another three years of us, with the movies coming out. It's not like you're gonna get non-spoiled or anything.Thomas (The Maze Runner):Yeah, and what about me? You need to read the book before you see the movie right. RIGHT?Me:Yeah, yeah, the cardinal sin of book lovers: Reading the book before the movie.Jonas (The Giver):Especially when it can be so drastically different (cough cough Hollywood).Amy (Gone Girl):You wouldn't want us to haunt you now, would you?? (menacing grin appears).Thomas and Jonas:AAAHH!!! GET AWAY FROM ME PSYCHO!!! Agnes (Burial Rites):Why don't you try reading something different for a change?Me:But guys, the final book is coming out in September. I need to refresh my memory.Molly:PU-LEASE!! You can probably quote the book cover to cover. Speaking of which, where are your beloved characters in this conversation.Me:They're kind of tied up right now, if you don't happen to recall that giant ass cliffhanger Barry Lyga left us on in the second book. Young Sherlock (Death Cloud):By deductive reasoning, the likelihood of her rereading the series is awfully high. Katherine looks over at her bookshelf forlornly, wondering what her next move will be. Her TBR bookshelf glares at her.Me:I give into temptation!! I'm rereading the series.All the Books: DAMMITT!!!!!!!!!! (hide spoiler)]

  • MartyAnne
    2018-11-30 00:15

    If you haven't read the book "I Hunt Killers" then you may want to start there. Yes, this is a prequel to that book, but you wont want to stop so quickly as this little narrative does. So, if you decide to read this first, have the novel itself ready to read right after.If you haven't read "I Hunt Killers" then this review is full of spoilers. Do not read this if you haven't read "I Hunt Killers."This is really the backstory of the Sherriff. Traditionally, writers create backstory and details that get taken back out of the novels they write, because the tradition is to let it seep into the story, not plopped in as a chunk without action. Now that eBooks are so easy to publish, backstory is the stuff of novellas; eager readers of the main text pay typically, 99-cents to read these novellas.This is the story of the Sherriff from inside his head. Sherriff G. William is in a very difficult stage of his life, he has lost his wife and knows he is nearing the end of his career as a Sheriff. Retirement holds no sway, because he is alone. He's so distracted he wears mismatched shoes, the wrong tie for his uniform, and so on. You judge him, you get tired of him. You feel sorry for him.And then there is a missing teen. After a hunt, the Sherriff's gut tells him, she's dead. And then there is a body found ... but it isn't the missing teen. It's another blonde teen-ager, and suddenly he is in the midst of two investigations: dead girl #1 and dead girl #2. His gut says they are related killings, even if they don't have two bodies. And two bodies is not enough to think serial killer, even if the makings of a pattern of preference is starting to show. But all leads are gone. And then he tunes into his instincts and turns to the FBI 's ViCAP program. Then the hunt is on.First he has to convince himself that what he has worked out isn't crazy. And then he follows his gut and the ViCAP information plus some niggling comments to an arrest that is spectacular. Small town Lobo's Nod has been home to the infamous "Hand-In-Glove" killer. It's the Sherriff's lucky day, just hours before the voting for the office of Sherriff. * Learn about ViCAP here: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/...http://martysreads.blogspot.com/2014/...https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • MartyAnne
    2018-11-30 20:30

    If you haven't read the book "I Hunt Killers" then you may want to start there. Yes, this is a prequel to that book, but you wont want to stop so quickly as this little narrative does. So, if you decide to read this first, have the novel itself ready to read right after.If you haven't read "I Hunt Killers" then this review is full of spoilers. Do not read this if you haven't read "I Hunt Killers."This is really the backstory of the Sherriff. Traditionally, writers create backstory and details that get taken back out of the novels they write, because the tradition is to let it seep into the story, not plopped in as a chunk without action. Now that eBooks are so easy to publish, backstory is the stuff of novellas; eager readers of the main text pay typically, 99-cents to read these novellas.This is the story of the Sherriff from inside his head. Sherriff G. William is in a very difficult stage of his life, he has lost his wife and knows he is nearing the end of his career as a Sheriff. Retirement holds no sway, because he is alone. He's so distracted he wears mismatched shoes, the wrong tie for his uniform, and so on. You judge him, you get tired of him. You feel sorry for him.And then there is a missing teen. After a hunt, the Sherriff's gut tells him, she's dead. And then there is a body found ... but it isn't the missing teen. It's another blonde teen-ager, and suddenly he is in the midst of two investigations: dead girl #1 and dead girl #2. His gut says they are related killings, even if they don't have two bodies. And two bodies is not enough to think serial killer, even if the makings of a pattern of preference is starting to show. But all leads are gone. And then he tunes into his instincts and turns to the FBI 's ViCAP program. Then the hunt is on.First he has to convince himself that what he has worked out isn't crazy. And then he follows his gut and the ViCAP information plus some niggling comments to an arrest that is spectacular. Small town Lobo's Nod has been home to the infamous "Hand-In-Glove" killer. It's the Sherriff's lucky day, just hours before the voting for the office of Sherriff. * Learn about ViCAP here: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/...http://martysreads.blogspot.com/2014/...https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • Kat Mandu
    2018-11-19 16:07

    Kat Mandu says…Lucky Day is told from in G. Williams’s point of view and is a prequel, set before the events of I Hunt Killers. Way before in fact, to four years in Lobo’s Nod when Billy Dent just seemed like your average guy, not imprisoned for being the serial killer.Haunted by his wife Joyce’s death, G. William is emotionally dragged down as the upcoming election nears and the murders of two girls lands at his feet. His feelings about each situation shift quite often and make him seem like the crazy cop lost to his own grief.Hanson, Doug Weathers, and of course, Billy Dent are introduced in this story. Doug Weathers is pretty much the same asshole he is in I Hunt Killers, even years later, only interested in making it big no matter how much he slanders the story. Billy Dent comes off as G. Williams’s friend, especially when they’re in the bar drinking together. Naturally (and eventually), the sheriff gets a few clues thrown at him and the suspect – the murderer – comes clear.I enjoy this series and I liked it from G. Williams’s point of view as you venture with him in his darkest moments.What was kind of rough for me was the ending. You’re telling me that the sheriff went without backup to his prime suspect’s house – knowing what this guy was capable of – and managed to take him down that easily? Seemed a bit odd to me. Not bad, just odd. I was waiting for something to screw up. For Billy to escape somehow while G. William was dealing with Jasper. It just seemed too easy, despite the small fight scene. And then it just ended right after that, very abruptly. No post-interrogation, no aftermath of what happened with Jazz (though technically we know, yeah, but I would have liked to know more), and such. Like I said, it wasn’t a bad ending, I was just kind of disappointed.Overall, still a great novella for a rainy day. This is a wonderfully engaging series and I love getting some of the backstory behind everything.