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Publisher's Summary

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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Oh my fu$&&ng gawd

The story was insane I loved it although the ending is extremely extremely unsatisfying I can’t believe Greg Olsen did the story like this. Ahhhhhh it’s driving me crazy why wouldn’t he have made the ending better 😭😭😭😭😭😭

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Painful

This story is awful. It's worse than fanfiction that I used to read at a preteen. The characters are so whiny (especially the main character) and it would take forever to get through a small amount of dialog because there was so much redundancy. I've really tried to give this book a chance 32 chapters in), but it is irritating to listen to because of all the pathetic self-victimization and self-loathing of the main characters. And the main antagonist is so one dimensional, as well as the main characters sister. They are just mean for the sake of being mean. The main character treated her sister soooo nice and was a Saint to her little sister, but the sister turned out to be a spiteful bitch for no reason... not realistic at all. I won't be able to finish this book. Seriously regret buying it.

I should say though, that the reader is alright. Most of the male voices sounded like winded old men to me, but at least you could differentiate between which characters were speaking. She was a lot better with female voices, (a lot more variety and uniqueness to female characters voices).

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Too much like a soap opera

The twists to story were like a "Days of our lives" episode. I was surprised. I loved a book from this author and choose this one to follow up as my next. I will try one more from the author if it has the same theme I will move on. This book or series could just be a fluke. The protagonist was such an annoying character.

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Nice series starter.

Sometimes felt the intrigue took a backseat to the main character's backstory but pace picked up by the end of the book.

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Weak plot

The narrator/main character is the ultimate victim. Although it was weak narrative writing it was interesting enough to finish, the ending was a plot twist surprisingly. I really enjoyed the narrator’s performance.

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  • Health Coach
  • 2017-05-06

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
  • 2017-03-31

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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  • Dawn
  • 2017-01-30

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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  • Kym
  • 2017-03-23

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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  • jamie t.
  • 2018-01-31

Ending was horrible

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

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  • Paige
  • 2019-12-26

Unlikeable characters in a dark ugly plot

I've enjoyed other books by this author but this one left me cold. Child pornography, violence, psychopaths and sociopaths...even the main character was so easily duped that she was not relatable. I slogged through hoping for a redeeming ending but it was predictable and just fell flat. Wish I'd saved my time and money.

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  • Samantha
  • 2017-02-08

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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  • Michele
  • 2020-01-28

Of course

Of course. Of course. Of course. Of course. Of course this book is awful. Of course

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-01-12

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
  • 2016-12-24

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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