The Cypress Trap by JC Gatlin 

The Cypress Trap

By JC Gatlin

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

Release Date: August 16, 2015


A good vacation delivers you home alive. 

This is not a good vacation. 

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. 


Rayanne makes a decision, not necessarily a good one, but one she feels she must make for her marriage. She hijacks her husband’s fishing trip. Instead of what she expects, they all end up in a race for their lives. 

An edge of your seat read!  Honestly, I almost read this in one sitting. I did have to pause in places to catch my breath, this book leaves you breathless.   

Author Bio


 Coming from a large family with five brothers, JC Gatlin grew up in Grapevine, Texas, a small town outside of Dallas. In 1999 he moved to Tampa, Florida, where he now resides. JC’s fishing trips help him breathe authenticity into his stories, which feature the rich landscapes of Texas and Florida as backdrops.


He has written a monthly column in New Tampa Style magazine and penned several mystery-suspense stories. His first, The Designated Survivor, was published in 2013. JC invites you to visit his mystery writing blog at


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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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2 Responses to The Cypress Trap by JC Gatlin 

  1. macjam47 says:

    A great review. I don’t know how you can read thrillers. If it scares me, I go the other way. LOL. Have a wonderful weekend.

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