Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, March 26, 2017

"The Sound of Rain" by Gregg Olsen @Gregg_olsen #Mystery #Suspense #Thriller

The Plot:

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?

About the Author:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen has written more than twenty books. Known for his ability to create vivid and fascinating narratives, he’s appeared on multiple television and radio shows and news networks, such as Good Morning America, Dateline, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and MSNBC. In addition, Olsen has been featured in Redbook, People, and Salon magazine, as well as in the Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, and New York Post.

Both his fiction and nonfiction works have received critical acclaim and numerous awards, including prominence on the USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestseller lists. Washington State officially selected his young adult novel, Envy, for the National Book Festival, and The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year.

A Seattle native who lives with his wife and twin daughters in rural Washington State, Olsen’s already at work on his next thriller. Connect with him via Facebook and Twitter or through his website,


I’m not sure if authors are getting better at writing mysteries or if I’m just choosing better books, but once again I really did not see the ending coming. The Sound of Rain grabbed me at the beginning and kept me burning through the pages. I found myself quitting work early to read, and staying up late. As a food addict, I identified with Nicole Foster’s need to gamble, even knowing what it does to her—whether she wins or loses—even when she’s homeless.

Nicole could have been just another addict, but she’s more than that. She’s a cop—a good cop, who can’t quite let go of that last case. The one she failed to solve. The missing child she never found. The one that ended her career. Something was off, and she can’t rest until she figures out what it is. And you won’t believe where that quest takes her. You just have to read The Sound of Rain. But make sure you have time to read the whole thing when you pick it up. Because you won’t be able to put down Gregg Olsen’s The Sound of Rain.

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Warnings:  Violence
Length:  350 Pages
Print:  $11.99
Digital:  $4.99
Audio:  $9.99

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