The Vanishing of Owen Taylor

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Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
When his uncle disappears, Jake goes to Palm Springs to find out why, only to get caught in a web of fear, hate, betrayal ... and what looks more and more like murder ... with Jake targeted as the next victim. More
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About Kyle Michel Sullivan

I am a writer and self-involved artist out to change the world until it changes me...as has already happened in far too many ways.

I have written books that range from sunshine and light (David Martin) to cold and dark (How To Rape A Straight Guy, which has been banned a couple of times) to flat out crazy (The Lyons' Den) to mainstream (The Alice '65). I have ventured into SF-Horror-Suspense with The Beast in the Nothing Room and taken Capitalism to its logical extreme in Hunter. I've also written murder mysteries (Rape in Holding Cell 6, The Vanishing of Owen Taylor, and Underground Guy). I've just begun a gay vampire series titled Blood Angel, that will be in seven e-book parts. All contain strong romantic entanglements.

Currently, I am working to complete A Place of Safety, my Irish novel.

I try to build characters as vivid and real as possible and have a lot of fun doing it mixed with angst, anger, and amazement ... but that's the lot of a writer.

My paperbacks and hardcovers are available through Amazon, B&N and any independent book shop.

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Reviews of The Vanishing of Owen Taylor by Kyle Michel Sullivan

Anabela M reviewed on Jan. 29, 2021

This was incredible! And : OMG, I thought Rape in Holding Cell 6 was bad ! And don't mean 𝘣𝘒π˜₯ referring to the writing, because it was awesome, but this is certainly not your all goody stuff, cushy, soft read.

Bad things happened in the book, bad people at play throughout the storyline, bad and angry emotions reaching from the pages. Not easy to witness and experience, but I couldn't put the book down. The author has down to a fine art the ability to keep the reader captivated, at least in my opinion, because a lot of times the story made me cringe, shudder and almost broke me ... but I kept reading, caught in the mystery and curious to see where Jake's journey would take him.

Morally questionable decisions and actions, others that were definitely immoral and cruel, violence... things that will definitely take you out of your comfort zone, but written in a compelling way. If any of these are your cup of tea or if you'd like a rough, gritty ride for once, this is unmissable.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
Sry Micrdr reviewed on Jan. 20, 2021

Excellent. This is what gay mystery I want. Thank you Kyle Michel Sullivan. I will read "Rape In Holding Cell 6".
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
kaila karg reviewed on Jan. 7, 2021

very good and horrible story all in one.. it was wonderfully written... dark.. complicated.. with many many emotions that take you on a ride all over. it is very interesting to learn about these characters.. i do wish there had been a bit more about Tone... he kinda confused me in spots.. but these two were so sweet and realistic. very good mystery type of story. i liked it and i enjoy a good triggery story which this one had a decent amount of dark and trigger to it haha.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
dvahood reviewed on May 22, 2018

This was a very intense and at times complicated story. Jake is a man with a complicated past and messed up family trying to find out what has happened to his Uncle. Tone, is his lover. I didn't really get Tone, maybe if there had been a bit more of his backstory I would have understood their story-line a bit better. The main story-line was The Vanishing of Owen Taylor. It was intriguing, twisty, and fast-paced. It flowed well and the imagery was well done. Most of the secondary characters were well fleshed out and interesting in their own right. The character interactions and dialogue made sense and were realistic. At times I found it was challenging to follow how Jake reached the conclusions that he did, but everything came together in the end. I really loved how the little guy 'put the screws' to 'the man', but hated how the little guy 'put the screws' to the little guy.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a complicated murder mystery and doesn't mind it served up with a strong and angry gay man willing to fight back.

For those readers who may have triggers, there are two off-page rapes, an on-page attempted rape and a couple of violent gay bashing
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

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