Prey of Desire
by JC Gatlin
Date Published: February 17, 2014
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.
Right out of the gate, the prologue had me thinking 'HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!! This one is going to be good!!' Not only was it good, it was SPECTUCLAR! With so many twists and turns, it was practically impossible for me to guess who the murderer was until the very end. With well-developed characters and an intriguing plot, this one kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. My only complaint is that I would have liked to know the outcome of Zeus - this was a huge loose end for me but otherwise I loved the story. If you love a good mystery/suspense that will keep you guessing, then I would highly recommend Prey of Desire, but be warned, you will not be able to put this one down once you start, so be sure to clear the calendar!
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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 mystery writing.
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.
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