Hey all! I just finished an awesome thriller today–The Toy Box by Charly Cox and wow!
You don’t want to play their games…
All around Albuquerque, New Mexico, young women are going missing, seemingly vanished into thin air. With no link between the victims, Detective Alyssa Wyatt is quickly plunged into a horrifying case with no obvious clues.
And when Jersey Andrews, the best friend of Alyssa’s teenage daughter, Holly, joins the list of vanished girls, the case becomes personal.
But this investigation will lead Alyssa and partner Cord into the most sinister depths of humanity; an evil place where life is expendable, and where the depraved can fulfil their darkest desires – if they have the money to pay for it.
As the first bodies appear, abandoned on the streets, Alyssa is forced into a frantic hunt to track down the killers – before more innocent women lose their lives. But when the truth comes out, it seems that the key to solving the case was hiding in the last place anyone expected…
A dark, tension-filled and absolutely nail-biting crime thriller with a twist – this one will have you reading until the small hours. Fans of Robert Bryndza, Melinda Leigh and Lisa Regan will not want to miss this addictive read.
No. of pages:- 316 pages
Date published:- June 3rd 2020
Born in the South, raised in the Midwest, Charly now resides in the Southwest in the Land of Enchantment, Green Chile capital of the world, which is good because she enjoys eating copious amounts of the spicy food. When she’s not reading, writing, or plotting sinister evils with her antagonists, she enjoys doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, hanging out with her husband and her spoiled Siberian Husky, visiting her son in Arizona, and traveling, preferably to places surrounded by sun, sand, and warm uncrowded beaches.
This is the book 2 of the Detective Alyssa Wyatt series. This book is not really a continuation of the series but has some mentions of what happened in the previous book. This is the first book I have read from this author.
Rachel Otis was attending a frat party with a friend named Anna but then she suddenly disappeared and found herself in a room, locked with other girls, wearing kimono designed clothes. Jersey Andrews, Detective Wyatt’s daughter, Holly’s friend also disappeared after arguing with her boyfriend Bear and cousin Sophie and she too also find herself in the same room with the other girls. Turns out that they are in a part of a sick and twisted sex ring. Meanwhile, Detective Wyatt along with her partner, Cord is running against time to find the two missing girls and then soon another thirteen year old girl goes missing.
I would say, this is a nail biting mystery! The writing was good, the author did a super good job of making the reader immerse into the story, as if they are a part of this chase to find the killer. I also like how Detective Wyatt is dealing with the emotional family issues as well at the thought of these girls being kidnapped. The book is fast paced, quiet a page turned and literally unputdownable that will give you chills and hooked into the story! There were twists and turns in the book and the ending was OMG!
Overall, this is a fast paced thriller that will make you read all night and a page turner. Worth five stars!