Arlene is running from her old life. While driving a desert road in the middle of nowhere, her car breaks down, forcing her to seek refuge in a small diner. Diner owner Joe strikes a tentative deal with Arlene: in exchange for waitressing one night, he will cover the repairs to her car. On the surface things appear legitimate, but Arlene can't shake the feeling there's something off about Joe and his cliché diner.
©2012 Eugene Penny (P)2016 Eugene Penny
I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it
Most books are written so straightforward these days that it's hard to find something completely unexpected. It's even more rare to find a story with the kind of great plot twists that made shows like the Twilight Zone so deliciously creepy. Gene Penny managed to pen a dark story worthy of the horror genre. What a fun listen. Bravo, Mr Penny!
The characters were engaging and well thought out. I also liked how everything came together.
Black Rain kinda reminded me of Diana Roland's White Trash Zomibie. The main character has that same Southern drawl. She was prone to sharp funny comebacks at times,
Ann brought the characters to life in a way that was funny, and at the same time, compelling.
I saw a "one star" Amazon.com kindle review for this story and was completely baffled. Not everyone will enjoy this story the way I did. But, it just seemed this story was unfairly rated based solely on the reviewers interpretation of "cheesy" and dislike of the title. I highly recommend this title!
Yes I would. I loved the creepiness and mystery of the setting and the characters. There was layers upon layers to what was going on with the story all the way until the end It was such a fun story to hear.
Joe the owner of the diner. He serves the customers the best burger in the middle of nowhere.
My favorite scene was the was last of the book. I really don't want to spoil it. Just get the book. It is well worth it.
I laughed but then I was an EMT for 13 years and have an odd sense of humor and enjoy horror novels.
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