The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless #3) by Dean Koontz

The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless #3)

A deadly black widow has eliminated three husbands and counting. But Nameless knows her one weakness. To bring truth and its consequences to her crimes, the vigilante must spin a web of his own in part three of the Nameless series.Lucia—current last name, Rickenbah—has made a fortune by marrying rich men who tend to drop dead. But the superstitious blonde believes in more than money and murder. Nameless’s job is to scare a confession out of...


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TitleThe Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless #3)
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Release DateNov 12th, 2019
PublisherAmazon Original Stories
GenreThriller, Fiction, Short Stories, Horror, Mystery
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Reviews The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless #3)

  • Char
    1970-01-01
    The villains are female in this one, so that was a nice change. I'm starting to question Nameless' mission. When does it stop being poetic justice and turn into vigilantism? Yes, the bad guys, (and gals now), are nasty people, but when you have a mysterious, rich, secret and powerful group, (like those who fund and guide Nameless), they can do whatever they want to whomever they want and whenever they want. I think that's a dangerous road to foll...
  • Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
    1970-01-01
    Audio and story 5 Stars I am blown away by this series. I can believe how much story is packed in just a few pages!
  • Sheila Beaumont
    1970-01-01
    This is the third book in Dean Koontz's "Nameless" series, and my favorite so far.
  • Obsidian
    1970-01-01
    Well this one was a surprise. We have Nameless taking out a black widow. And honestly this one was more delightful than the other two. Probably because of that ending and also the superstitious stuff that Lucia (the black widow) and her mother believed in like carrying an acorn to stop aging, stepping on ants causes rain, etc. Once again though I have to say that Nameless doesn't feel needed here. "The Praying Mantis Bride" has Nameless on a spec...
  • Lisazj1
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars. While Nameless might have been dissatisfied with the results of this mission, I think it was almost just. (view spoiler)[I cant think of any two characters more deserving of doing each other in than these two horrible females, ugh. (hide spoiler)] 4.5 stars. While Nameless might have been dissatisfied with the results of this mission, I think it was almost just. (view spoiler)[I can’t think of any two characters more deserving of d...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    1970-01-01
    Accidentally skipped book two...I enjoyed the superstitious characters. Lucia's mother was something else. Even more of a monster then her daughter. I think she got off too easy. Wish Ace would have brought her to Lucia's the same time Lucia arrived. She deserved the whole shebang just as much, if not more, then her daughter.
  • ♥Sharon♥
    1970-01-01
    Still intrigued by this guy Nameless!
  • NILTON TEIXEIRA
    1970-01-01
    This one is really a great improvement. What a difference! I enjoyed every page. Im glad I did not quit the series after reading the first episode. This one is really a great improvement. What a difference! I enjoyed every page. I’m glad I did not quit the series after reading the first episode.
  • Jim C
    1970-01-01
    Actual rating is 2.5 stars.This is a series where all the offerings are short stories. This is the third one and it can be read as a stand alone. It does tie in with the previous ones so the reader might not comprehend all of the proceedings. In this one, Nameless is assigned to go after a woman who is known as the Black Widow because she marries wealthy men and they end up dying tragically shortly afterwards.I thought this one was the weakest of...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    This was not my favorite of the Nameless stories. The story itself was good - Preying Mantis (Black Widow). The man with no name tracks the multiple timed "widow" down or rather the Ace of Diamonds group does. The stage is set for payback, reminding me of scary poltergeist movies and books. This writing is perfect. The rating dropped for me because Koontz went into full-on horror mode. i just don't handle that well. Suffice it to say those that s...
  • David Dalton
    1970-01-01
    Just zipping along, having read 3 of the 6 Nameless short stories. Already downloaded #4 via Prime. Quick easy reads. Who or what is ACE? Big budget for sure. Will we ever get the background on Nameless? Mysteries abound!
  • Christina
    1970-01-01
    More disappointmentI just knew deep down that I was setting myself up for disappointment to continue this series. Surely I could handle another mediocre story to add to my reading challenge? The objectification/description of the new villain was god awful: she kept her body in shape because she caressed herself? Sure you can admire your body and kept yourself healthy but what the hell was that? It just sounds like she was referring to masturbatio...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    Quite a twist in the story when Nameless went after another killer. A black widow who killed her husbands.The story was fun and the supernatural twist caught me unaware. I need to get to the next book pronto.
  • Claire Y
    1970-01-01
    The woman in this story gives the "black widow" a run for her money.
  • Lena
    1970-01-01
    A weak story of a merry gold digger and her belief in ghosts.
  • ChopinFC
    1970-01-01
    4 Stars ( Excellent) The Praying Mantis Bride is part of a compelling, and highly addictive series by Dean Koontz- about a highly skilled 'killer' dubbed 'Nameless'. Nameless has retrograde amnesia and does not recall anything beyond 2 years prior. 'Nameless' is a highly skilled assassin, and he acts in 'vengeance' taking odd jobs from his handler, only in the name of 'revenge'. Each tale in these short, but fast paced novellas surround a differe...
  • wally
    1970-01-01
    finished this one yesterday in the tree stand good read five stars amazing kindle owned and following the theme as it develops a couple highlights:Not every case requires him to kill, but when he does, he kills known murderers whom the law will not touch or the courts acquit for one reason or another. They want not merely to destroy the woman psychologically and prevent her from murdering again, but also to terrify and torment her so that she fee...
  • Romeo
    1970-01-01
    Number 3 in the series and while it is very good I don't think I enjoyed it as much as the first two. A woman is hunting and murdering husbands for the inheritance. The plan is very elaborate and seems to involve a lot of moving parts. Obviously if there woman is as diseased as the book portrays her to be she should be punished but it seems the plan is very sadistic. I think it's becoming a little hazy where it comes to how far someone should go ...
  • Stefanie
    1970-01-01
    The Praying Mantis Bride is the third installment in the short story series, Nameless, by Dean Koontz.Nameless, a man who does not know his real name because he suffers from amnesia, is on another case. He is given this case by an unknown entity but follows these orders because it allows him to rid the world of bad people.In The Praying Mantis Bride, Nameless must eliminate a woman who marries rich, kills her husband, and inherits the fortunes. S...
  • Chris DiLeo
    1970-01-01
    As with the three previous installments of Nameless's exploits, this one gives our hero every resource he needs and finds the baddie (a gorgeous woman, in this instance, who seduces rich men and murders them) defeated quite easily, though they have some cat-with-a-mouse fun with her first.Again, the writing is smooth and functional, the story quick, but it's not terribly satisfying. Of the three I've read so far, this one had the most interesting...
  • Bernard Jan
    1970-01-01
    In the third book of Dean Koontzs Nameless series The Praying Mantis Bride, the vigilante nomad Nameless is after a black widow who murders her husbands. Although this story didnt click with me as the first two: In the Heart of the Fire and Photographing the Dead, Koontzs writing is up to the task and meets our expectations! In the third book of Dean Koontz’s Nameless series The Praying Mantis Bride, the vigilante nomad Nameless is after a bl...
  • Shawn Deal
    1970-01-01
    I havent been this sucked into a character of Dean Koontzs since Odd Thomas. I am really loving the character and where I do want to find out more about him, I love the character as it is as well. Very well done. I haven’t been this sucked into a character of Dean Koontz’s since Odd Thomas. I am really loving the character and where I do want to find out more about him, I love the character as it is as well. Very well done.
  • Jane Costantino
    1970-01-01
    This installment of the Nameless series started out very promising, I thought, Ok this story will be good. The person Nameless is going to punish is a gold digging murderess. By the end of the story the plot has gotten totally unrealistic. Not to mention, there still is no clue as to who Nameless is and why he is Nameless. This installment of the Nameless series started out very promising, I thought, Ok this story will be good. The person Namel...
  • Mark Noble
    1970-01-01
    The Praying Mantis Bride, the third story in Dean Koontzs Nameless series is my favorite so far. We learn more about the Ace of Diamonds organization and understand that their resources appear to be unlimited, although we do not know where they come from. Nameless is supported by a small team as they plan the actions against their next target. He also has a full time helper, Devlin, an obvious pseudonym. We learn a few bits more about Nameless. H...
  • Bookphile
    1970-01-01
    I didn't like this one *quite* as much as the previous two, I think mostly because of the supernatural elements. Yes, there are also supernatural elements to the previous stories, but the particular type of supernatural element used here just didn't work as well for me.(view spoiler)[If you want specifics, I think it's really a matter of taste. The psychic abilities are okay devices for me, but I don't personally like ghost stories as much, so I ...
  • Paolo Mantovani
    1970-01-01
    Another worthy addition to the seriesThe streak of fortunate novellas continues with this third installment. We are again projected into the mind of the Nameless, a mysterious vigilante interested only in the truth and not in justice.The descriptions in this book are capable of evoking precise feelings that match perfectly what is going on in the page in that moment. Koontz has a knack for this: thanks to the way he narrates, the reader is sucked...
  • Coty
    1970-01-01
    really not up to par with its two predecessors. I wasn't enthralled by the story, because it seemed rush, and the way the female character was discussed was just off-putting. it's also annoying that Dean Koontz feels the need to reiterate again who Nameless is (or rather, isn't, I guess?) I understand he must want these stories to be able to stand on their own, but it always frustrates me to have to deal with recaps in sequels. I hope that the fo...
  • Pamela Scott
    1970-01-01
    https://thebookloversboudoir.wordpres...And things just get more and more intriguing with the Nameless series. This is my favourite tale so far. This time around, you find out that Nameless does not work alone. He is one of who knows how many operatives all with fake identities whose pasts have been erased. Whos pulling the strings? Why? This had a bit more action that the rest of the series and was quite dark and gory at times, especially toward...
  • Kathy West
    1970-01-01
    Another 3 star readNameless is at it again. This time going after a woman named Lucia. Lucia has killed 3 of their husbands, getting away with it each time, and making millions of their deaths. But Nameless is going to change that. And with some help... he does. I need to know more about Nameless past. What happened to him? Why is he like this? Im gonna continue to read this series and hope I get answers soon. Another 3 star readNameless is at ...