Monday, December 23, 2019

Rain Will Come by Thomas Holgate - NO

Rain Will Come by Thomas Holgate, 302 pages. Thomas & Mercer, 2020. $16.

Language: R (129 swears, 70 “f”); Mature Content: R; Violence: R



Detective Czarcik has been in law enforcement for a long time, and he’s seen some horrible things come to pass in Chicago, but nothing quite like this. Czarcik is tracking down Daniel who’s on a mission to kill. While no one else suspects the attacks are related, Czarcik knows he is going to stop Daniel -- even if it’s the last thing he does.

This thriller, with the characteristics inherent in that genre, lends itself to pique the interest of readers and entice them to keep reading for the suspense. While I definitely felt that draw, I was disappointed to not feel entranced or captivated enough by the story and the characters to want to read for them. I honestly would have put it down if I wasn’t reading it for a review. The language is crass and a lot of the images are either lewd or gruesome -- or both. The mature content rating is for illegal drug use, partial nudity, prostitution, rape, child pornography, and sex. The violence rating is for child abuse, inhumane treatment, gun violence, and murder.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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