Book Title: DARKNESS HIDES by J.C. Gatlin
Category: Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 251 pages
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Publisher: Milford House Press
Release date: April 2021
Content Rating: PG-13: There are a couple of murders and mild language (damn, shit)
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.
These are some messed up characters! Kate was shot when she was working for Fish and Wildlife and has been temporarily working for the police department. Her 5-year-old nephew, Noah, was killed about a year ago in a car accident and her sister, Elise, has been in a deep depression ever since. Elise’s husband, Redd, seems to be handling Noah’s death better, but is he really?
When the attorneys who defended the drunk driver involved in the accident start dying, Kate has to wonder if Redd is guilty. Or could it be her overzealous boyfriend?
Darkness Hides is full of drama and some humor here and there. I actually laughed a couple of times. About halfway through, the suspense and action kick into gear, and it was difficult to put the book down. Even better, the ending was a surprise. I usually have at least some idea about the ending, but this one blindsided me.
About 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.
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