Title: Prey of Desire
Author: JC Gatlin
Genre: Mystery-Suspense, New Adult
Published: February 2014
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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.
JC Gatlin had my attention within the first few pages. Prey of Desire starts off terrifying and bloody – absolutely perfect. I read the entire book in one sitting because there were so many twists and I just had to know what was going to happen next.
I thought Kimberly was a great character. She was a believable young lady and I felt for her throughout the story as she faced many odd and scary situations. This book has an excellent mix of people, young and old, creepy and kind, and the unstable. The wide variety also made it hard to pinpoint who the killer was and Gatlin did an awesome job with keeping it suspenseful.
JC Gatlin has a new fan for life.
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. He also maintains a blog about the art of spinning a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat mystery yarn.
Coming from a large family with five brothers, JC grew up in Grapevine -- a small Texas town just outside of Dallas. He moved to Tampa in 1999, and most of his stories feature the rich landscapes of Texas and Florida as backdrop.