All His Pretty Girls by Charly Cox
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Detective Alyssa Wyatt is hunting a serial killer.
She doesn’t know that he’s hunting her.
A woman is found naked, badly beaten and barely alive in the New Mexico mountains. The shocking discovery plunges Albuquerque Detective Alyssa Wyatt into a case that will test her to the limit.
It appears that Callie McCormick is the latest plaything of a shadowy psychopath that leaves a long shadow on the streets of New Mexico – an individual linked to a string of deaths but leaving no evidence.
But when Alyssa makes a breakthrough that just might reveal the killer, she unknowingly puts herself in the crosshairs of a brutal maniac – one with an old score to settle.
Because the killer knows Alyssa very well, even if she doesn’t know him. And he’s determined that she’ll know his name – even if he has to extract his deadly revenge on her and everything she loves.
The launch of a dark, gripping, completely unputdownable crime thriller series, All His Pretty Girls introduces Albuquerque detective Alyssa Wyatt. Fans of Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Angela Marsons will be utterly engrossed.
The woman didn’t feel right. She wasn’t getting enough oxygen, and she was certain she was being smothered. Sharp spasms tore through her stomach with every breath she attempted to take, and what was that in her mouth?
To stop a serial killer, a driven detective with an uncanny resemblance to the victims delves into her tragic past to bring him down before he kills again.
The story is told in 3 viewpoints: the victim, the killer, and the detective. It unfolds as a police procedural and psychological thriller drawing out the bone-chilling events occurring over a mind-numbing week filled with kidnapping, torture, flashbacks, a terrifying chase through the woods, and a mind-blowing ending which shook this reader to the core.
The characters are strong and well-written. Though she doesn’t see her family as much as she wants due to her career, Alyssa makes the most of the time she has with her husband Brock and her two children. Speaking of Brock, he’s definitely a keeper and I loved his supportive dynamic in Alyssa’s life. As the killer’s past comes to light, it is appalling and sad how he came to be, but the author does a great job digging into his psyche while he plays out his evil deeds.
This is a fantastic debut novel by Ms. Cox. She knows how to elevate the tension as the killer gets closer to his prey and the twists and turns are shocking and exciting to read. Book 2, here I come! Another book to add to my 2019 favorite reads.
Thank you to Ms. Cox for giving me the opportunity to read her book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in the South, raised in the Midwest, Charly now resides in the Southwest in the Land of Enchantment where she enjoys eating copious amounts of green chile and other spicy foods. 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.