Prey of Desire by JC Gatlin

Posted 30 July, 2014 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
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About Prey of Desire:
They said the disappearance of two high school students over 25 years ago was mystery that couldn’t be solved.
No one ever said it shouldn’t be.

Following the abrupt end of a relationship, college student Kimberly Bradford finds comfort in the friendship with her over-the-top neighbor, Mallory. And, Mallory encourages her to get back out there. She would of course if it weren’t for the thrilling little love notes and gifts she’s been receiving .

Kim thinks they’re from her ex-fiancee, not realizing he’s been murdered. Worse, whoever is sending her all the extra attention is not only in her inner-circle, but has a connection to that unsolved murder some 25 years ago. That connection puts her life in danger, and exposes secrets better left buried around her closest friends and family.

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My Thoughts:
*I received this book for review from the author, this in no way affects my thoughts as expressed in this review*
I was so excited to read this book! I have been a big fan of Mr. Gatlin since, not very long ago actually, I read his amazing novella. So, when I found out he had another book out I jumped at the chance to read it! 

A prologue opens this book and from the first page I was hooked. JC just has a way with words, let me tell you. This book will make your head spin. I was constantly on the edge of my seat. I could not put it down. You will have so many guesses as to how the book will end but you will not see the ending coming. I absolutely loved it. If you are a lover of fantastic action-packed thrillers that make you think, ones that really make your mind work over time, well this is the book for you. 

I considered myself a fan of this author from the first few pages of The Designated Survivor but reading Prey of Desire cemented it. He has definitely gone on my auto-read list and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next! 

About the Author:  
 JC Gatlin lives in Tampa, Florida. In addition to regular fishing trips, he wrote a monthly column for New Tampa Style Magazine, then began penning several mystery/suspense stories. His first novel, The Designated Survivor, was released in July 2013, and Prey of Desire followed in February 2014. Both are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle edition.

Coming from a large family with five brothers, JC grew up in Grapevine — a small Texas town just outside of Dallas. There he grew up with a male African lion named Hakeem, who had the run of a large Texas ranch. Hakeem loved playing chase and getting his belly rubbed. When he grew up, and became overly protective, he was moved to a large cat sanctuary in Boyd, Texas and JC spent the night with the large cat at the local humane society during the transit. Hakeem passed away in 1998.
JC moved to Tampa in 1999, and began working for Inland Homes, a Tampa-based new home builder, where he writes a blog about lean home building. JC discussed lean homebuilding on Andrew Duncan’s morning show on 970 WFLA and recently accepted the Pinnacle Builder Award on behalf of Inland Homes. JC is also active in the local Tampa Bay Builder’s Association and was elected to the Board of the Tampa Bay Sales & Marketing Council.

JC loves Florida and Texas, and most of his stories feature those state’s rich landscapes as backdrop. He has been reading mystery novels as far back as grade school, where the adventures of Encyclopedia Brown first inspired him to not only read and write, but to problem solve. As an adult, he reads everything written by Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz and Andrew Gross, to name a few.

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