Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘The Cypress Trap’ by J.C. Gatlin. This is an adult suspense thriller that was published on August 16th 2015.
For more tour stops and information please visit the tour page.
About the Book:
When Rayanne commandeers her husband’s weekend fishing trip, she knows it’ll take work to adjust Owen’s attitude. She has no choice. Since the tragedy, they lost so much. They need to reconnect.Without her knowledge, Owen texts his best buddy, Daryl, to join the getaway. The three of them aren’t alone in the backwoods of Georgia, though. Owen took something that didn’t belong to him. Something that changed their lives. And now the owner wants it back. By any means -- including a posse led by a killer dog. At first, Rayanne is clueless about the item and its value. One thing becomes crystal clear: If it’s not returned, they might not make it home alive.
The first thing that sparked my interest about this book was definitely the cover. The red page and the white letters definitely made this book pop and I was immediately fascinated. After I read the book description I signed up for the tour, because this book just sounded like a great read.
In ‘The Cypress Trap’ we meet Rayanne and her husband Owen. Rayanne and Owen are on their way to a nice weekend together. The last two years have been very hard on the couple and their marriage is severing. Rayanne is determined to make this weekend great. All she wants is to see Owen smile again. When Rayanne and Owen arrive at the lake side they plan to stay for the weekend, Rayanne can feel something is wrong. A black van seems to be following them, and there are some angry teens looking for trouble. When Owen’s best friend Daryl shows up in the middle of their trip, Rayanne is convinced the trip was a big mistake. But what they didn’t expect was that they were soon fighting for their lives.
‘The Cypress Trap’ is a relatively short and thrilling story that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the moment you start reading. And I literary mean from the moment you start reading. There is no slow introduction in this book. It starts right at the beginning of the camping trip of Rayanne and Owen. And although you don’t immediately get everything that’s going on, for example why Rayanne and Owen are having trouble, this book is written in a way that you just want to keep reading. And slowly on everything becomes clear.
I loved the mystery of this book and the way it takes place in the woods surrounding a lake. It just made this book a little more thrilling and I loved every minute of it. What I also love about this story is that is really isn’t a paranormal book, but it can definitely make you think it is. That sounds confusing, but you just have to read it for yourself to get what I’m saying.
The characters are interesting to get to know. And what I really liked was the way I really didn’t like Owen at all in the beginning. It really took me a while, and I really needed some extra information about him.. But slowly on I began liking him more and more. Rayanne just sounded a little weak in the beginning but she also really grow on me.
This is definitely a fun and thrilling book and perfect to read in these days before Halloween!
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. 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.