The Toy Breaker by Roy Chester


Book Description:


Dr Hannah Nightingale faces a race against time to stop the evil serial killer known as the Toybreaker

Someone is snatching small children from their beds in the middle of the night. They leave a sinister calling card behind: a broken handmade puppet on the child’s pillow. The press nickname the kidnapper the Toybreaker. In a desperate move, Superintendent David Mallory calls in criminal profiler Dr Hannah Nightingale to help with an investigation that is going nowhere.

More children disappear and the city of Garton is on the edge of panic. A very dark mind is at work, but why does the Toybreaker suddenly change his method, adding a lock of hair to the crime scene. When a prime suspect escapes, the police appear to have reached another dead end. Will the Toybreaker be stopped before more families are destroyed?

My Thoughts:

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. For anyone who is fascinated with murderers and crimes, it’s great to be able to see how their minds work so I for one loved Hannah’s character in this book. 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 235 pages for the kindle edition, I devoured this book in a matter of hours and am looking forward to reading more in the series.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

The Toybreaker is available to purchase from Amazon.

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