#BookReview – Prey by Cheryl Elaine @cherylElaine15 @SpellBoundBks @ZooloosBT #SHOctober #Prey #ZooloosBookTours

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#BookReview – Prey by Cheryl Elaine @cherylElaine15 @SpellBoundBks @ZooloosBT #SHOctober #Prey #ZooloosBookToursPrey by Cheryl Elaine
Published by SpellBound Books on October 29, 2021
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Also by this author: Stitched

What starts out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turns into a nightmare.Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters ,she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a sound.

The game-keepers force everyone to play.

Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him.Can he stop the vile sadists before they destroy more young girls, as well as his own daughter?

As Aimee’s ordeal worsens, she looses her grip on reality, having to face the most evil monsters mankind has produced if she has any chance of escape.
It's time to find a different way to play...


This book was dark and when I say dark, I mean dark. I thought Stitched was brutal, this book sees that line you don’t cross and waved goodbye to it in a convertible. It was a cross between Hunger Games and Hostel and did I mention DARK!!!

I need a shower to cleanse myself from this book. Normally, I would be raving about how amazing a book is by the descriptions written by the author. How you can picture the scenes vividly as if you were there. Well, this is one book you wish you couldn’t do that. Unfortunately, I lived every single graphic detail of Prey. Boy, it was not pretty. A lot of the time when I was thinking how grim it was, how shocking and volatile it was, I was coiled up by the intensity of it all. I was cringing, I felt sick and I felt completely lost and devastated by the entire story. This situation that Aimee and a whole host of people are in scares me. I don’t think I will talk to anyone ever again, like ever. Aimee, is the epitome of a heroine, regardless of her actions after. She did what she could survive.

This isn’t a bump in the night scare, this is OMFG this could really happen scare. It has terrified me because this story probably has and does happen and that chills me to the core.

When you take away the shocks, fears, and the brutality of it all. You are still left with a book I couldn’t put down. It is in no way a sweetness and light book, it is dark and horrible but it is fascinating and I found it so hard to put down despite wanting to so many times. But I thought if Aimee can live this ordeal, I can read it.

I would hate to get on the wrong side of Cheryl and I dread to think what her google history looks like but she wrote a book that made me want to go out and find Aimee and join her. Not that I would be much good, hey ho.

It is another hard but cracking read. There is no light relief or any relief. It is descriptive, it is raw, it is dark and so very brutal, and a book that will stay with me for a long time.

Until next time xxx

About Cheryl Elaine

Cheryl Elaine is a British author of psychological thrillers, suspense, horror, crime, and fantasy. With four fiction novels written to date, and an award winning script writer. Among her works are the following titles – No Ordinary Girl, Stitched , Camp Hell and Dragged to the Depths.
When not absorbed in writing the latest gripping page turner, Cheryl Elaine loves to read, walk her dogs, or indulge in binge watching crime documentary’s, and horror movies.

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