The Devils’ Cradle by Darcy Daniel

On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists… Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to…

91GDV0LufmL._UX250_On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists…

Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to satisfy their every whim.

Worse still, the only light in her life—her 9-year-old son, Sam—considers Michael a hero. When Sam imitates Michael’s violence by lashing out at her, Nina knows it’s time for both of them to escape before Sam truly turns into the monster Michael is grooming him to become.

After crashing her car in her haste to escape, kind motorist Case Herder offers her help. Unaware that he has his own plans for her, Nina accepts, igniting a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee across Tasmania with Sam.

As Michael and Greg relentlessly hunt them down to Cradle Mountain, Nina finds herself with nowhere left to run. Cornered, she has no choice but to face evil head-on.

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“A disturbingly, well-crafted thriller!”

Five Star Review on Amazon By M.Albert

Ms Daniels delivers a cleverly-crafted and skilfully executed psychological thriller – ending each chapter with a cliff-hanger that catapults the reader further into the next chapter. Saved from a life on the streets – beautiful Nina Holt has it all… trophy wife of the state premier… adored by her nine year old son. On the surface, a perfect life… but nothing could be further from the truth. Psychologically disturbed and affected by his twisted childhood, Michael doles out physical and psychological abuse on a daily basis, making Nina a prisoner in her own home. As if that wasn’t despicable enough, she must suffer being raped by her diabolical brother-in-law Greg… consequently delivering a further blow to Nina’s fragile state of mind and any chance of escape. To top it off, Michael grooms their son to abuse Nina too, drawing her further into his control. The reader can’t help but root for Nina AND hope against hope she’ll escape her living hell.

About the Author

Darcy Daniel loved reading from an early age and fell in love with many genres, but was drawn most of all to thrillers and romances, leaving her elated when she won the Charter Oak Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing contest for Best Contemporary Series Romance.

​She lives on acreage in a cottage with her family and energetic dog. With friends and family close by, she enjoys country life in the picturesque, small historic town of Windsor in Sydney, Australia.

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