The Devil’s Playground by Alice J. Black Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): As Jake prepares for his wedding to the woman she f his dreams, he never suspects his last night as a single man would lead to being locked up in Hell… On his way home from his stag night, Jake is involved in a hit and run that leaves him not only fighting for his life, but for his sanity. As his fiancée stands vigil by his hospital bed, Jake slips deeper into his unconsciousness. While stuck in the coma, Jake is more aware of the unreality he has faced since being a child. He is stuck in a nightmare. One that has plagued him his whole life… Welcome to The Devil’s Playground.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was sucked into this book from the very first chapter. This was quite an intense, creepy book which I thoroughly enjoyed and am so grateful to have had the opportunity to read it.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve managed to connect with well-written and thought out characters in a book until I read The Devil’s Playground, who managed to break that sequence. I loved learning and reading about Jake and Sam. They’re a loving, caring couple who would do anything for one another and it really made my heart full (and sad) whilst Jake was in a coma fighting for his life. I really felt for Sam but was very fond of her, due to her strength and courage she had towards the situation.

From the title, I thought it might be quite creepy but I didn’t see any of the events coming and was on the edge of my seat wanting to devour each chapter and find out what happens! Although tempted, I did not spoil this book for myself by reading the last couple of pages, I managed to take it quite slow and finish it within nine days so I could take in all of Alice J. Black’s descriptive, thorough well-written writing.

This book made me think about something which I have never thought of before, which is that we have no idea what someone thinks or dreams about whilst being in a coma. I hope that it isn’t such a scary place like the story in The Devil’s Playground.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those of you who enjoy reading about horror based fictional true life events.

Have you read The Devil’s Playground? If so, did you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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