The Devil’s Playground By Charly Cox

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The Devil’s Playground: An addictive crime thriller and mystery novel packed with twists (Detective Alyssa Wyatt Book 4) By Charly Cox

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From behind her came a noise, and she whirled around. Two pairs of cold, murderous eyes stared back at her from beneath hooded cloaks. She stood cemented in place, even as her brain screamed at her to run…It’s their usual Thursday girls’ night in, and best friends Skye, Elena, and London are enjoying hanging out at Skye’s house in New Mexico, eating junk food, drinking wine, and playing with Skye’s little children, Carter and Abigail.Until the intruders arrive.Hearing the horrific screams from Elena and Skye, London hides the children, tiptoes out to see what has happened… and disappears.After Carter raises the alarm, Detective Alyssa Wyatt is called in to investigate a bloodbath that appears to have no motive, no evidence, and worse still – no sign of London.As Alyssa and her team dig deeper, the truth is always out of their reach… but what is clear is that they need to find London, and fast.And as they uncover a link between the murders and a sinister local cult, can Alyssa find the young woman who has vanished without a trace – before London joins the list of victims?Meet Detective Alyssa Wyatt. Mom, Wife… and a serial killer’s worst nightmare.An utterly addictive, dark and twisty detective novel with a twist that will leave you gasping. If you’re a fan of Kendra Elliot, Lisa Regan or Angela Marsons, you’ll fall in love with Charly Cox’s stunning detective series.Readers are loving The Devil’s Playground:‘This one came with a twist that I just did not see coming and it was one of those moments that I had to read two or three times…! I had tears in my eyes so many times in this book.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘I was seriously terrified at times but could not stop reading…A tale filled with what one could only describe as your worst nightmares come to life.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘Believe me, you will want the criminals caught, and to findout why they did what they did! If you are looking for a new, well-written series, this is for you!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘Bone chilling! murder, devil worshippers, and a crazy race to find the killer keep the pages flying. If you’re in the mood for an intense thriller that holds no punches this is it.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘Omg this book is absolutely amazing! I went through it in a day and loved every second of it. This will keep you up reading through the early hours.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘Holy SMOKES! What a ride. From the first page my heart was pounding. I could not look away. This book was so good. And I literally teared up at the end. So dang awesome.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘Best one in the series! Gritty, dark, fast paced. Highly recommend!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘OMG WHAT A READ!!! Bone chilling, visceral and bloody terrifying. The best in the series so far. This very talented author is well on the way to being known as the Mistress of the Dark.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘When I saw that another book was coming out in this series I literally squealed with happiness. This book will keep you reading into the night so plan on not sleeping or doing anything! Perfect thriller!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘Detective Alyssa Wyatt is back with another adventure!!! From start to finish, I was literally hooked into the story. If you love an unputdownable, twisty thriller that will keep you on the edge, then this book is one for you. Worth five stars!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘I absolutely love this series. I devoured this book in a flash. Could not put it down.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review‘This one will keep you up late until you finish! suspense to the max!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
Wow. Charly Cox continues to impress and amaze me.Perhaps I’m getting to know Alyssa, Cord, Hal, Joe, Tony, Ruby and all the gang. Perhaps the story line and the subject manner was especially intense. Or perhaps, The Devil’s Playground was her best book yet.To say I loved the other books in the Alyssa Wyatt Series would be putting it mildly. I enjoy the chemistry between the detectives. I enjoy watching Alyssa as she navigates the battle between her hard exterior and her soft interior. I enjoy Cox’s gift of plot, her page-turning prose, and her multi-dimensional characters. But this story took me in places I never wanted to go, and I loved every minute of it.The Devil’s Playground opens as a ruthless cult viciously murders two women, kidnaps another, and leaves behind two terrified children. As soon as I met Carter and Abigail, I was hooked. The way brave little Carter looks after his frightened younger sister is inspiring and shattering all at once.I was also invested in London, the cult’s kidnap victim, who is at the mercy of two psychopaths we only know as Draven and Mara. Ms. Cox doesn’t go easy on us in this one. Prepare to be swept away with Cord and Alyssa as they hunt for the murderers and rush to save London. Prepare for mind blowing twists. And prepare to experience many emotions in one read.Charly Cox deftly strikes a balance between the courage of the children, the determination of Alyssa’s team, and a degree of haunting evil we haven’t seen before.There’s even a courageous wolfdog that I can’t get out of my head.Be forewarned, Charly Cox is at the top of her game in this one.
This book was definitely a page Turner that stayed with you constantly even after you’d been forced to put it down because, well life intrudes rudely on our reading sometimes and we can’t read 24/7 unfortunately. And you definitely didn’t want to stop this one! I won’t lie, Charly, these are some of your most creepy bad guys. I don’t know how you got through your research for this one and were even able to close your eyes at night. It didn’t help me personally to have been reading this when we had a prowler recently a little after midnight one night. Yikes, my imagination nearly got away from me. But thankfully brave, wonderful armed heroes came to our rescue. [A heartfelt thank you to all of our law enforcement officers out there. Thank you for running towards darkness and danger despite the risk to your own physical and mental well-being. God bless you all! ] Great job on this book! And I love your characters. Cannot wait for the next one. Please let it be soon.
I was very excited to find out that one of my favorite and very talented authors had a new addition to the series come out. I was of course hooked on this book only stopping for bathroom breaks or to eat. The characters are gritty and likable. The many plot twists were terribly intriguing. I have to admit that this is very possibly one of the most exciting books I’ve read this year. I would recommend this book to anyone with a love of incredibly thrilling tales.
Loved this book. Hated to see it end! I hope the next installment will include the character of London and the wolf/dog in some way. I found myself wanting more of this story.
I’m almost speechless as to how enthralling this book and series is. This is one where you’ll stay up all night reading it and the next day to finish. Needless to say, you won’t be getting anything else done. Exceptional writing! Bravo, Charly Cox, bravo!!
A gritty, gripping, fast paced thriller that kept me hooked and on the edge till the last page.It’s the best in this series and I thoroughly enjoyed the well plotted story, the characters, and the solid mystery.Highly recommended.Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine

 

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