Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Review: Red Rain by R. L. Stine

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Red Rain by R. L. Stine.

Review summary: This is a suspenseful, alarming, and somewhat thought-provoking book with an unexpected ending that will keep readers engaged until the very end. R. L. Stein — already well known for his young adult and teen books — is sure to be an adult horror novelist for quite some time. (Click here for text of full review.)

Our rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red Rain R. L. Stine

Red Rain
R. L. Stine
Touchstone (October 2012)

Publisher synopsis: Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through the island and Lea barely escapes with her life.

In the storm's aftermath, she discovers two orphaned boys — twins. Filled with a desire to do something to help, to make something good of all she witnessed, Lea impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea's family back on Long Island — husband Mark, a child psychologist, and their two children, Ira and Elena — aren't quite so pleased. But even they can't anticipate the twins' true nature — or predict that, within a few weeks' time, Mark will wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.

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