Book review, Books

Rain will come

Rain Will Come is the debut novel of Thomas Holgate. The writer has already written feature films, television movies, series and magazine pieces under a different name. Now, he has published a book under his own name and it’s a good one.
The book tells the story about Paul Czarcik, who’s hunting a serial killer who kills anyone who he thinks deserves it. Czarcik won’t catch the killer as easily as he’s used to.

This is a rather good debut novel. You’ve got to have a strong stomach for the book. The details given as the killer commits his crimes are definitely not something you come across in every book. I got rather uncomfortable while reading these parts, which is an understatement. So here’s a heads-up for the gruesome descriptions.

The descriptions, however gross they are, also make the book more horrifying and tense. This is the case throughout the whole book. There is no detail overload, but everything is described very realistically.

The story is something else. It’s not like every other detective novel. There are multiple storylines you read about, which makes the book more interesting. When you come near the end of the book, all the storylines also make sense. Every puzzle piece fits.

For me, the only negative point about the book was that it took me a while to get into it. The writing was good, but it’s not what I’m used to. It was more complicated than I was used to. Still, when I got further into the book, that didn’t bother me that much anymore.

In short, this was a good book, but it took me some time to get into it. The details were gross, but also made the book more intense. I really liked the different storylines and how they fit together. I’d definitely recommend this one.


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