The sudden appearance of a man’s booted feet had Addis snapping her mouth shut. Screaming, she kicked out at the tall, muscular guy as he dragged her from beneath the desk…
It was a scene from a horror movie; Gabriel Kensington and his wife Lydia found, brutally slain in their luxurious home in New Mexico. The frantic, whispered phone call from their teenage daughter Addis, spending the evening with best friend Emerson, quickly alerts the authorities to the killings – and worse, that the killer is still inside the house.
But when detective Alyssa Wyatt and the squad appear at the house, the unthinkable has happened – the girls are nowhere to be found.
Waking up in a dilapidated cabin, nestled high in the woods north of Albuquerque, the girls find themselves at the mercy of a brutal stranger who could take their life at any moment. While they fight for survival, it’s up to Alyssa Wyatt and her partner Cord to discover just why the Kensingtons have been targeted – and fast.
Because for Addis and Emerson, solving this mystery might just mean the difference between survival – or an unthinkable death…
‘Alone In The Woods’ is the third book in the bestselling series featuring Detective Alyssa Wyatt. I read, reviewed and loved the first two books in the series. I couldn’t wait to get hold of a copy of ‘Alone In The Woods’. Well ladies and gents the wait is over because ‘Alone In The Woods’ was released on 17th February 2021. It is another corker of a read and I thoroughly enjoyed very single second of it but more about that in a bit.
It took me no time at all to get into this story. As soon as I started to read that was it, I was in the ‘zone’ as it were. I felt like I had been reunited with an old friend in the form of Detective Alyssa Wyatt. To say that reading ‘Alone In The Woods’ became addictive is a huge understatement. I would pick the book up only intending to read a couple of chapters to fill in the odd half hour but I would become so wrapped up in the story that I would still be sat there reading over half a dozen chapters later. I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough as my desperation to find out what happened grew and grew. I found ‘Alone In The Woods’ to be a gripping read, which kept me guessing and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
‘Alone In The Woods’ is extremely well written but then I consider that to be true of the first two books in the series too. I love the way in which Charly starts the story with an attention grabbing incident. Once Charly has your attention, she won’t let you have it back until the moment you have read the very last word in the very last page. Reading ‘Alone in The Woods’ was like being on a scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way. For me, the story hit the ground running and maintained a fast pace throughout.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Alone In The Woods’ and I would recommend this book to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Charly’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.