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The Sound of Rain Audiobook

The Sound of Rain

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Publisher's Summary

Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she's flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase - whose murder case ended her career.

As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. When the little girl's grieving father begs Nicole for help, she's drawn back into the investigation...and given one shot at redemption.

But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?

©2016 Gregg Olsen. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Amazon Customer 01-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The plot's a hot mess"

    It had the makings of a good thriller but then the plot got so contorted and confusing that it just doesn't compute. I'm normally a fan of Olsen but this one just doesn't fly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    valerie Detroit, MI, United States 12-24-16
    valerie Detroit, MI, United States 12-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow never saw that coming"
    Would you try another book from Gregg Olsen and/or Karen Peakes?

    Yes, if they are anything like this


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gregg Olsen? Why or why not?

    Yes, this one kept me guessing. I liked that


    What does Karen Peakes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brought passion to the story. She didn't just read it, she lived it.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not sure


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Luzmaria 03-09-17
    Luzmaria 03-09-17
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    "Twist and turns you won't see coming"

    This was a excellent read. I LOVED it. It had me interested from start to finish. As always, I was hoping for a good read but I was so pleasantly surprised at what a great book The Sound of Rain was. Such a great story-line with twist and turns you won't see coming. It's not overdone or cliche like so many other books. Great plot, great characters and well written. If you're a mystery-thriller-suspense fan you really need this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    martin axel 02-24-17
    martin axel 02-24-17
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    "Disappointed."

    Ms Peakes is outstanding.
    Mr Olsen has gone in a new direction of his 'mystery/horror' books. Confusing in the ending. Sad for the lead character. Hope this is a bump in the road for what was one of my favorite authors

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    Samantha 02-08-17
    Samantha 02-08-17 Member Since 2016

    Mystery, who done it, medical, good YA, I'm in. light romance too. Bring on the gore but leave out the explicit love scenes please.

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    "The last hour of the book pulled out the 3rd star"
    What did you like best about The Sound of Rain? What did you like least?

    Best-The twists and turns at the end
    Worst-The author should study police procedure


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gregg Olsen? Why or why not?

    Probably not for the reason I listed as WORST part of the book


    Do you think The Sound of Rain needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I stopped reading this book several times. The authors police investigation was bad writing and in no way believable. I strongly dislike giving a bad review. If you can overlook this part and get through it, the last 1/4 or so is pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 01-30-17
    Dawn 01-30-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Wow"

    It took a long while to like the main character, but once I did, this story grabbed me and wouldn't let go.

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    Kindle Customer 01-26-17
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    "Lots of twist"

    Really good story with lots of twist and turns I wish there was a sequel.

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    Vivian 01-20-17
    Vivian 01-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliantly written!!!"

    The surprising turns and suspense made it hard to stop listening. Very, very well narrated.

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    Kindle Customer 01-14-17 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    "Things Are Never As They Seem"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sound of Rain the most enjoyable?

    Constantly being on the edge of my seat.Never knowing what was going to happen next!


    What other book might you compare The Sound of Rain to and why?

    I don't know, I hate this question!!!
    This is a wasted question!!


    What does Karen Peakes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The feelings of the different characters of course.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she talked to Angela at the end.
    When the shoebox fell down.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read, kept me on the edge of my seat. Likable main character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yikes 12-31-16
    Yikes 12-31-16

    Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)

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    "Twisty!"

    I quite enjoyed this book - my first by this author. The narration was great! I loved how there were many twists and it kept me wondering exactly "who did what?!?"

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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