I have read several of John Sandfords "Prey" books and found those worthwhile, so I was eager to read The Night Crew. I was very disappointed in this book. The author introduces the reader to 10 or 12 characters, starts to give details about who they are and how they fit into the storyline, and then never carries through with each character's agenda, leaving the reader with a lot of unanswered questions and many unfilled holes at the end. For example, Jake, a main character in the book has just lost his only son, and within a day is in the arms of the other main character, and the grief over his son is forgotten. They don't ever even mention the funeral. It's totally unbelievable. Also, Wyatt, the investigator on the case is in love with his partner Pam, in fact goes so far as to disguise himself and sneek into the hospital to see her, (she, by the way, has a one night stand with another character, Creek, and is totally in love with him and has abandoned her police career to play nursemaid at his bedside--ridiculous!!) The main characters chase him out of the hospital, thinking he's the killer, and figure out later it was him, just spying on his partner, beacuse he has a secret CRUSH on her--how stupid is that. They never develop anything on this storyline, and the whole thing, like many other dead ends could have been totally left out of the book. The characters chase all over the city starting storylines that ultimately go nowhere, and in the end, the find one simple clue and instantly solve it all!! The book isn't predictable, because it makes no sense. Everyone falls in love with everyone else at first glance and you are given no information on each character to ever really care about any of them. The reader keeps expecting some of the clues and storylines to come together at the end, but they never do. All is left hanging. Total waste of time to read.