Patricia Gayle knows how to create suspense and keep it going, as it never stops from beginning to end.

Blow Dart The Abduction

Easy page turning read, was on the edge of my seat in parts!


I can’t put that book down! It is GREAT! I can’t wait until her next one. She has now become my favorite author. One of her characters was named Shea. That’s my oldest son’s name. Please tell her to hurry on the next one!!

Not bad for a first novel…

I just had the pleasure of reading Blow Dart: The Abduction by Patricia Gayle. Having read many mystery novels, I felt that this story was pretty good given the fact that this is Ms. Gayle’s first novel. What would make it better? In my opinion (and others may disagree), I wished that the dialogue was stronger, particularly given the scenes that Ms. Gayle was describing. In fact, I felt at times that she was ready to do so, but for some reason held back for the audience, which I think is a common fear amongst many new authors (ie: what would Grandma say if she read this quote?). When the dialogue was weaker, I felt as though I was reading about something that would happen in an afternoon soap opera as opposed to the “9:00pm-wait for the kids to go to sleep” movie. That type of story may appeal of course to many others, so I do want to point that out for those readers.

So in a nutshell, a pretty good underlying story. It did not take me long to read it at all. Keep writing, Ms. Gayle!

Didn’t see that coming!

Patricia Bess has created a masterful first novel with Blow Dart. The characters are believable, the pace lightening fast, and a major twist at the end destroys all theories formulated as to “who done it”. A quick and entertaining read. I’ve read Blow Dart three times and only expect Patricia Bess to get better and better. Can’t wait for the sequel!

Amazing Book

Loved this book!! Price, content, # of pages, and size made this the perfect book. Read it in two settings as I could not put it down. Story lines grabs you right from the beginning and holds your attention until the suprising end. I cannot wait until the sequel come out to see what will happen next. Author obiviously put a tremendous amount of thought into the writing to keep you gessing the whole way through and not be disappionted in the end.

Easy to read print and not drawn out to become daunting to read.

Here’s to hoping this author has many more stories to share with us in the future. I know I will be looking for more titles from her and will recommend her to everyone I know that has a love for reading execptionally well written books.

In a word… brilliant!!

In a word, brilliant! I am a fast reader when I’m interested in a book but my pace is faster when the book is extremely good. I finished this book which shall now be classified as one of my favorite books, in only a day and a half! This book is a fast paced thriller that grabs your attention from the first page never letting go until the very last word. My anticipation for the next one was heightened after reading the epilogue. Ms. Gayle leaves readers thirsty for more!

Patricia Dawson is an extremely good friend and because of that she is thrust into a position she does not deserve to be in. She is happily married and innocently offers relationship advice to two of her closest friends. As a result, she ends up fighting for her life as well as that of her best friend. Patricia is left in the woods barely alive and is rescued by a man that she eventually falls in love with.

Ms. Gayle’s amazing storytelling ability allowed me to feel a range of emotions that mirrored those that Patricia felt– fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, rage– toward her captor. In addition, I was pulled so deeply into the story that I also felt anger towards her rescuer for allowing her to continue to forget her past. His selfishness mirrored that of the murderer/captor although he was the hero for bringing her to safety after finding her initially. I know the story would’ve been extremely short if the author didn’t allow this to happen but his behavior angered me just the same.

Without telling the story I must say from start to finish, Ms. Gayle captured my attention providing twists and turns that left me astonished. Each time I thought I knew what was going happen the story took another turn. Each scene more vivid than the next, I felt like I was there when each person was fighting for their life or running to safety. I was clearly able to see the black van, its license plate and smell the sweat of the captor and basement. It is hard to believe that this is Ms. Gayle’s first book. I look forward to reading her next book and liken her work to that of one of my favorite authors–Patricia Cornwell.

Well done and I eagerly await the next masterpiece!

Can’t wait for the sequel!

Imagine your wife being kidnapped seconds before you get there. Imagine having no clue why anyone would kidnap her. Imagine not having any ransom demands. Imagine finding out that she is not the only woman this man has kidnapped, and that he has tortured his other victims. Imagine that you are a police officer on top of all that!

If you can’t put yourself in his place, imagine that you are a woman waking up in a strange hospital, with no memory of who you are or how you got there. The only person who has any clue as to what happened to you is the kind, handsome SINGLE doctor who found you near-dead in the woods, who doesn’t want to give details about the injuries you’ve sustained or the probable causes.

Ms. Gayle takes horrifying themes and turns them into a gripping story of triumph. Far from being predictable, the twists and turns will keep you wrapped up in the story to the very last sentence.

Blow Dart: The Abduction

I could not put this book down. literally….I usually get a few pages in before falling asleep but Patricia’s book kept me up for hours..A great read and highly recommend it to those of you who love a great mystery/thriller…I kept checking the locks on my door…..

Captivating you won’t be able to put this book down…..

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! It was amazing. The book was interesting and kept me quessing the whole time. The final line just blew me away. I can’t wait until the next one is published. Awesome!! I can’t say it enough. Great work! If you like suspense this book is for you. You won’t be able to put it down.

Great Book, couldn’t put it down

I don’t read alot of books. Most of the time when I start one I just can’t get into it and don’t finish it. I started on Blow Dart and stayed up until midnight finishing it. I just couldn’t go to sleep until I knew what was going to happen to the characters. I am an accountant and very busy this time of year. But I stayed up and read. Can’t wait for the next one.