Only the Rain

Only the Rain Review

When family man and war veteran Russell loses his job as a quarry worker, his life suddenly seems more like a waking nightmare than a chance to finally live the American dream. Facing bills, a new baby, and a bone-dry bank account, he’s got nothing left to lose. Russell comes to the rescue of a naked stranger dancing in the rain, and what was supposed to be a straightforward good deed turns into a spiral of danger. When Russell finds an enticing stash of money in the woman’s house, he knows the cash could be his only hope. Taking just a handful will save his family’s future.

His “victimless crime” seems to be anything but risky—until the criminals he robbed come looking for their dirty money. Russell’s ready to surrender it, but then his daughter gets sick…and he must choose between saving her or giving the devils their due. Someone’s going to pay. The question is, how much?

Title:Only the Rain

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  • Diamond studded five gold stars.Very glad that I chose this book, Amazon First Read December novel.Russell is Iraq veteran, grandfather is Vietnam veteran and they know what other needs. Love, support...

  • Even as I clicked the purchase button, I wondered if I had made an error. My cursor hovered over the “Cancel Order” link as I pondered if I really wanted to take a chance on another thriller that ...

  • From the internationally acclaimed author and gifted storyteller, a master of complicated human souls— Randall Silvis bring readers his latest, ONLY THE RAIN —a gripping and emotional story of an ...

  • I swear, I'm only reading one chapter...Or the whole book at once. Same thing!...Except the trick's on me, there are no chapters. And reading this whole book in one sitting? Absolutely plausible. Had ...

  • I was excited to have the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book on NetGalley.“Only the Rain” by Randall Silvis is the type of novel that rocks the reader to the core and k...

  • A naked woman dancing in the rain half out of her mind. Shoebox after shoebox filled with money. An Iraq War veteran losing his job at the local plant with a family to feed and another child on the wa...

  • Quick, solid read This was a quicker read, and I actually think that was a strength of the book. If it was 300 pages I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this as much. Fortunately the story developed at ...

  • Seeing something traumatic changes our world – and it is no longer safe. We can't trust the systems and people we believed we should be able to trust. God – whether or not we are believers – may...

  • 2.5 STARSFor such a short book, this really seemed to drag, especially the first half. It's written in sort of a stream of consciousness, so there was too much filler to get through to get to the poin...

  • Good story but ...I kept having the feeling that this was being told to me by that one friend we all have that takes way too long to get to the point. Other than that it was a very good read....