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Hard Rain by Samantha Jayne Allen

jakewritesbooks's review

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4.0

Liked this one better than the first. Samantha Jayne Allen does a good job of building up her Garnett County “world” through an interesting mystery. Though the plot gets unwieldy at times, she ended it well. I still can’t connect with the MC like I’d like to for reasons I don’t know why. Might just be my reasons. Either way, good to see an author continue to improve on their debut effort.

60degreesn's review

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4.0

Reminded me of "Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here"
which is also about a flooding and family in Texas

I liked both, but this one is more straight-forward

crimereader's review

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5.0

Quantum leap in brilliance from Pay Dirt Road, which I loved!

shankl's review

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2.0

The second in the series, Hard Rain continues Annie's story and the private investigation firm she works with family. A harsh storm brings flood waters to the community, destroying homes and life. Annie's friend seeks her out to help find a man who saved her life before he was sweep away in the waters. What she uncovers is shady and corrupt dealings with a local church.

Annie grows into the role of PI, but she still portrays herself much younger than her true age.. She's indecisive, weak and an unlikable heroine. There are a lot of characters in this story to track, which prevented the depth this type of story needs to be interesting.

Thank you Minotaur Books for the complimentary copy.

luckycharmedlovesbooks's review

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4.0

This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Annie McIntyre is back, still figuring out life and working for her family’s private investigation firm. A flood has just occurred in town, and she is hired to find a missing person. Mystery and intrigue ensue. These books are so well written, and the slow burn in this series really works for me where it doesn’t in other novels. The descriptive nature of the story really makes you feel as though you are in Garnett Texas with Annie.
I am really looking forward to where this series will go!
Thank you to Netgalley and Minotaur for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion.

mandylovestoread's review

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dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

3.25

naluju's review

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

sleepkore's review

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dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

tessa_talks_books's review

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced

4.5