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The Sound of Rain

Narrated by: Karen Peakes
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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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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  • Cyndi Marie
  • 09-03-2017

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.

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  • Health Coach
  • 06-05-2017

Tough story

It was hard to listen to Nicole's addiction lead her to lose everything but in the end I hoped there would be justice. There was not. Very disappointed in the ending.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-03-2017

Loved this book...

Loved this book, didn't want to put it down. Many twist and turns. About children sad, but this is the world today. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Kym
  • 23-03-2017

Disappointing ending

Yet another story about a crooked and inept, weak female cop. stringing out the story and doing a hasty wrap up of an ending with no real resolution to all of the complicated characters previously introduced.

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  • Samantha
  • 08-02-2017

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.

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  • Dawn
  • 30-01-2017

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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  • Annie McCants
  • 17-02-2019

Uhhhh????

The plot seemed good at first, but once I started listening to the book I realized how bad it was. The main character went from dumb to dumber. And what father goes to work the day after his daughter is abducted???

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  • jamie t.
  • 31-01-2018

Ending was horrible

The right thing should have been done. Book was good till the end then just disappointing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-2017

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.

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  • valerie
  • 24-12-2016

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

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  • jojo
  • 30-01-2019

Long and drawn out

How the heck did she become a detective? Didn't know wot was right under her nose.Not a good plot at all.

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  • stink
  • 11-09-2019

Wow!!!

I really enjoyed this story. I did feel sorry for the main character. Few unexpected twists in the book. Excellent narration. I would recommend this story to suspense readers.💕😮💖😮