At a standstill in the case and with a last-gasp effort to stop the killer, Mallory calls in a criminal profiler, Dr. More children disappear, the city is panicking and the higher ups have given the detectives little time to get this solved or they will be replaced.
The tension is mounting and the desperation evident. Who is the Toy Breaker? And why very young children, the most innocent of all?
The Toy Breaker by Roy Chester
This is a fast-paced thriller that will have you turning the pages until the explosive ending. View 2 comments.
May 20, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction. I have to say the cover and the description for this book really drew me in and I knew I had to read it for myself. The start of the story starts of with a young man and his son which had me hooked right from that point. I was desperate to know what part they played in this story and what happens to them.
I was not disappointed. I love criminal profiler themes in books. Her work is quite crucial in the discovery of the Toybreaker which I think David Mallory and Gary Falcon ends up being grateful for. The Toy Breaker is without a doubt a dark and twisted read. I absolutely loved the story line and certainly did not see what was coming. At only pages for the kindle edition, I devoured this book in a matter of hours and am looking forward to reading more in the series.
Oct 14, Sarah Joint rated it really liked it.
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Quick and creepy! Very dialogue heavy with short and snappy chapters and likeable characters. A great read for October! Easily read in one sitting. Set aside some time and prepare to be creeped out. Hannah Nightingale is a forensic psychiatrist that's been brought in as a profiler on a very disturbing case. A total of five children have been taken from their bedrooms at night. The kidnapper leaves behind only a lock of their hair and a broken clown doll. The police have no witnesses and no l Quick and creepy! The police have no witnesses and no leads.
The town is terrified. Are the children dead or alive? And what kind of person would steal an innocent child away from a loving home? The doctor is working with two detectives, Mallory and Falcon. They are at first reluctant to work with a profiler and dubious of her skill but soon realize they need all the help they can get. The case remaining unsolved would not only result in more children in danger but possibly the end of some careers. They don't have much time to find the children dead or alive and bring the The Toybreaker to justice.
Thank you! Mar 07, Lynda Kelly rated it it was ok. Not happy at all. A great pity because I was really enjoying the story. But to be constantly distracted by mistakes just spoils the whole experience for me. I'm so fed up. This author is by no means the only offender. We see this in e-books time and time again. Authors need to realise that those of us reading on devices a Not happy at all. Authors need to realise that those of us reading on devices are still READERS and customers and ought to be afforded a little more respect.
Print books were never in the mess that e-books are in and from bestselling authors as well. Firstly, we have " We had missing words a LOT and also words thrown in where they're not needed There were lots of fullstops missed, commas too then dropped speechmarks for a bit of variation. Still no idea what that stands for. That got pretty tiresome as well and again disrupted the flow.
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Recess was used and I'm pretty sure he meant regress as well. I have still kept this on my device in the hope it will one day get a proper edit and I can finish it as, don't get me wrong, the story was really VERY good. All that effort wasted on this consumer in the end because of a lack of proper editing making it unreadable.
I gave it more than a fair crack, I'd say. Shelves: thriller , crime. Mar 05, Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it. This story moves along at a niec pace that hooked me from the start. The characters are very well introduced and developed throughout the book In fact, they are still being developed towards the conclusion, which sets up Dr Hannah Nightingale and her fellow protagonists for the sequel. There is the classic line that the seasoned police officers are very skeptical, at first, about the introduction of a psychological profiler, but gradually become convinced of her value to their investigations.
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By This story moves along at a niec pace that hooked me from the start. By the end, of course, she proves to be absolutely vital. That storyline is hardly original, but the author manages to make it convincing. The pace is maintained by good, strong dialogue and the dilemmas that face at least two of the main characters.
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There are a few twists and turns and surprises throughout, although the main surprise was not a shock to me, even though it seemed to leap out of the blue at the two detectives and the profiler. I was expecting one major twist at the end that didn't actually happen, so I lost my personal bet with myself.
The tension in the end play was expertly managed and I was swept along by it. A very good conclusion. The only element that grated slightly with me was the infusion of Americanisms. If I were American, I would have preferred this to be at the front of the book so that I could become aware of it before I started reading the first chapter. I thoroughly recommend The Toy Breaker to any fans of the psychological thriller. Dec 24, JennIfer Thomas rated it liked it. This is a great story; I really cannot say enough for the creativity and suspense of this book.
However, the editor should be fired! I have never read a book with so many grammatical errors! Spelling and sentence structure errors are on almost every page. It's extremely distracting, and there were times when I had difficulty deciphering what was being said. Yes I know, I'm American and proper English is different.
This is far more than differences in speech patterns. It seemed l Good It seemed like the author typed it out, sent it in and after that not one single person looked at it before it went to the public!!! I hope the author takes note of this review and uses a different editing process in the future. View 1 comment. Dec 11, Jeanette rated it it was amazing. This book should have been amongst the top of my pile of books to read!
To sum up this book in one word - excellent. I am not going to write what the story is about for fear of spoiling for others, but i do recommend this book. Especially if you enjoy books with serial killers. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I really tried, but I could not get into this book, so I did not finish it. The characters feel wooden, the dialogue is choppy and descriptions are too drawn out.
Apr 19, Abbie rated it really liked it. Actual rating - 3. Gave up on this book half way through, so I've given it only 2 stars. Really didn't like the pages of dialogue with characters explaining the action in detail. It's almost like writing-by-numbers. The Toybreaker by Roy Chester is a mystery and thriller read. Can Dr Hannah Nightingale stop the evil serial killer known as the Toybreaker? Someone is snatching children from their beds in the middle of the night. In a desperate move, Superintendent David Mallory calls in criminal profiler Dr Hannah Nightingale to help with an investigation that is going now The Toybreaker by Roy Chester is a mystery and thriller read.
A very dark mind is at work, but why does the Toybreaker suddenly change their method, adding a lock of hair to the crime scene. Can the Toybreaker be stopped before more families are destroyed? Absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. Full of twists and plots. Completely had me. Very cleverly written. Couldn't put it down. OMG didn't see that coming. Highly recommended. Ivoluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book from netgalley. Jan 28, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley , crime-procedural.
I love to find books about profilers, I'm obsessed with Criminal Minds and have always loved true crime and the whole nature vs nurture debate so any time I see a book with a profiler I have to get it. It's a good book and a good story, someone kidnapping year old children from single parent families and leaving behind a broken wooden clown puppet. CS David Mallory and DCI Gary Falcon bring Dr Hannah Nightingale in despite not really putting much stock in profilers and they have to work toget I love to find books about profilers, I'm obsessed with Criminal Minds and have always loved true crime and the whole nature vs nurture debate so any time I see a book with a profiler I have to get it.
CS David Mallory and DCI Gary Falcon bring Dr Hannah Nightingale in despite not really putting much stock in profilers and they have to work together to find out who's kidnapping these children and why. Well written story with likeable characters, slow release of information about the current case and the backgrounds of the main characters.
Hints dropped here and there to keep you guessing and invested in the story and it's outcome. Book 1 in the Dr Hannah Nightingale series. Young children are being kidnapped from their beds at night and the only clue the police have is a broken wooden toy is being left behind at each crime scene. DS David Mallory and Dr. Fiona Nightingale, a criminal profiler, are assigned to the case. I wasn't very impressed with this book.
The characters appear quite shallow to me. Their back stories weren't at all interesting and their interaction with on Young children are being kidnapped from their beds at night and the only clue the police have is a broken wooden toy is being left behind at each crime scene. Their back stories weren't at all interesting and their interaction with one another seemed quite wooden to me. The plot itself was just so-so and I really did find it to be a bit on the unbelievable side. Maybe this was just a one off for the author so I will probably read one more in this series to give it a fair chance.
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