Sunday, October 6, 2013
Review: Noah's Rainy Day
Noah's Rainy Day by Sandra Brannan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of thrillers, mysteries, suspense novels, the series
Trigger Warnings: child abduction, pedophile, suicide, attempted murder
My Thoughts: I think being trapped in one's own head and not able to communicate must be one of the most terrifying things ever. I remember that the first time I listened to the lyrics to “One” by Metallica it gave me the shivers. Noah isn't that bad. He is able to communicate to a certain degree. But how he keeps from becoming completely frustrated, how he manages to maintain his happy disposition, is something that is truly amazing to me. Cerebral Palsy is a very challenging illness, and it's obvious the author did a lot of research on the illness and how it affects people for this book.
There are a lot of triggers in this book, but it's a really good story. Unlike the earlier book in this series, I think this one could probably be read without having read the previous books as most of the important stuff is reiterated. However, this whole series is really good and if you like mysteries and thrillers, then you'll probably like them all. Just be aware that the first three books must be read in order to have the best appreciation for them. Recommended.
Series Information: The Liv Bergen Mysteries
Book 1: In the Belly of Jonah, review linked here
Book 2: Lot's Return to Sodom, review linked here
Book 3: Widow's Might, review linked here
Book 4: Noah's Rainy Day
Disclosure: I received an e-galley from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: From birth, Noah Hogarty has lived with severe cerebral palsy. He is nearly blind, unable to speak, and cannot run, walk, or crawl. Yet his mind works just as well as any other twelve-year-old’s—maybe even better. And Noah holds a secret dream: to become a great spy, following in the footsteps of his aunt, Liv “Boots” Bergen.
Now, freshly returned from training at Quantico, FBI agent Liv Bergen is thrown into her first professional case. Working side by side with veteran agent Streeter Pierce, enigmatic agent and lover Jack Linwood, and her bloodhound Beulah, Liv must race to find five-year-old Max—last seen at the Denver International Airport—before this Christmastime abduction turns deadly. Meanwhile Noah, housebound, becomes wrapped up in identifying the young face he sees watching him from his neighbor’s bedroom window, but he can neither describe nor inscribe what he knows.
And his investigation may lead to Noah paying the ultimate price in fulfilling his dream.
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