Red Rain

Red Rain

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The author of the "New York Times "bestselling "Goosebumps "and "Fear Street "series uses his knack for creating terror to tap into some very grown up fears in this terrifying horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt.
Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, at the wrong place at the wrong time, and barely escapes with her life when a freak hurricane cuts through the island. In the storm's aftermath, she discovers two orphaned boys--twins--and impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea's family is not quite so pleased. But no one could anticipate the twins' true nature--or predict that within a few weeks' time, Lea's husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders.
For the millions of readers who grew up on "Goosebumps, "and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a "creepy, fun read" ("Library Journal") from a beloved master of the genre.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 369 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 544.31g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1451636121
  • 9781451636123
  • 2,043,776

Review quote

"It's a page turner until the end, with short chapters that help increase the pace. Stineenjoys himself writing not for kids but about them."
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4,087 ratings
2.87 out of 5 stars
5 11% (469)
4 19% (758)
3 31% (1,253)
2 24% (991)
1 15% (616)

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Let's get right into this one. I did not felt the suspense, the horror, the fear, straight and simple. Sure there were gory scene such as: "Blood poured from an open tear in her other side...ragged flesh of the woman's other leg trapped beneath the pile of debris. A white bone poked up from the torn skin." (PG 65) and I felt like puking when characters puked, I groaned when the characters puked, but there was no terror. I read that above quote with disgust on my face, not spine-tingling horror. And the book was just too slow for me. It felt like the story took a lot of time to start. It seemed like a bad horror TV show. If you watched The River (US TV Show) which only ran for 8 episodes, you basically know how Red Rain was. Sure the plot was not the same but it was just not good. The background was bad, the scenes weren't captivating. It felt very amateur. The book was just not there. Character-wise, it wasn't any better. All the characters were blend and one dimensional; they didn't developed or evolved. It was like looking at a piece of rock and tried to wait for it to become a butterfly. Lea seemed brave and ambitious. She lost her job because of budget cuts but she still strove forward. But she was kind of stupid. I mean she travelled to an island when the hurricane was coming. She could've simply check the weather network. I don't know, she didn't felt like a mother to me, even with her "oh-I-want-to-adopt-these-twins-right-now" maternal instinct. Mark was an interesting character. He seemed like a normal guy, calm and doesn't have any characteristic that makes him stand out. I thought there was more to him but there wasn't. And I think this could be said to the whole book. Autumn, Mark assistant was just...weird. I guess R.L. Stine tried to make sure the readers know that this is an adult book instead of the Goosebumps series with Autumn trying to hit on Mark by wearing provocative clothes, but it was just ugh. Roz seems super nice and kind. But of course she just sucks at picking a man. And I think out of the whole book, Roz was the only good thing out of it.show more
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