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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Darkness Hides by JC Gatlin - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 2, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title: DARKNESS HIDES by J.C. Gatlin
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 251 pages
Genre:  Mystery / Suspense
PublisherMilford House Press
Release date:  April 2021
Format available for review:  print and ebook (Gifted Kindle)
Will send print books out:  USA and Canada
Tour dates: June 14 to July 2
Content Rating:  PG-13: There are a couple of murders and mild language (damn, shit)

 

 

Book Description:

Someone she knows is watching.
Someone she knows is stalking.
And something hides in the darkness.

With a Category 4 hurricane about to make landfall, boat safety instructor Kate Parks is running out of time. Bodies are piling up--and they're not from the raging storm. An injury may have ended her career as a Fish and Wildlife officer, but nothing can keep her away from the investigation.

And it doesn’t take long for her to see that the clues have one thing in common: a connection to the recent death of her five-year-old nephew.

In a brewing storm of rage, guilt, and family secrets, Kate fights to protect her grieving sister just as the hurricane threatens everything she knows and loves. But before her world is completely ravaged, she must uncover one final truth:

Run from the water.
Hide from the wind.
Flee from the shadows where a weeper seeks revenge.

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My Review
Darkness Hides is a suspenseful mystery novel set in Florida. A Category 4 hurricane is building. People are dying. And in the midst of it all is Kate. 
Kate is a boat safety instructor now, after an injury caused her to give up her job as a Fish and Wildlife Officer. But Kate can't seem to leave the job behind, and it's because of this that she finds herself entangled in the mystery that's unfolding on land. How are the deaths related to the death of her nephew? Who is out there watching...waiting...? And what will Kate do before everything comes crashing down around her?
I found this to be an intriguing read. The synopsis is what drew me in, piquing my curiosity and making me want to know what was going to happen with each turn of the page. 
The book starts off a bit slow, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, as it takes the time to flesh out the characters and introduce the readers to them, making them feel more real. You feel as though these are people you could know in real life. They're very well-written.
The mystery is definitely done well, as I didn't figure out who the "bad guy" was at all. Usually I'm pretty keen on these sorts of things, so kudos to the author for throwing me off my game. 
The suspense of everything going on will keep you on your toes, and at times (if you're like me) make you feel a bit anxious. 
Overall, a nicely done suspense novel with an interesting mystery for readers to unravel.
4 stars.

Meet the Author:


JC Gatlin lives in Tampa, Florida, and writes mystery novels that include sunny Florida locales and quirky locals as characters. His last novel, H_NGM_N: Murder is the Word, won the coveted Florida Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Mystery in 2019. He is active in the Florida Writer’s Association and is a board member on the Florida Writer’s Foundation, a charity organization that fights illiteracy.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ linkedin ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:
 
June 14 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview
June 14 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book review
June 16 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 – GivernyReads – book review / author interview
June 17 - World of My Imagination – book spotlight / guest post
June 17 - Books for Books – book review
June 18 – I Read What You Write – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 – A Crane Between the Pages – book review
June 22 - The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
June 23 – PuzzlePaws Blog – book review / giveaway
June 23 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight
June 24 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 25 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
June 28 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
June 28 - The Eclectic Review – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 29 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 30 - JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 30 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 1 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
July 1 - Leels Loves Books – book review
July 2 – Kam’s Place – book review
July 2 - Locks, Hooks and Books - book review / giveaway
July 6 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
July 7 – @twilight_reader – book review
July 7 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
July 8 – @books_and_bagels (Instagram) – book review / giveaway
July 8 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
July 9 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:  

 DARKNESS HIDES Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

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