Red Rain: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 9, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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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User Review  - Sue White - Book Verdict

Best known for his popular novels for children and young adults (“Goosebumps” and “Fear Street” series), Stine is back with his fourth adult novel (Superstitious; The Sitter; Eye Candy). Visiting a ... Read full review

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I usually like this type of book and genre, and I have enjoyed other titles by R.L. Stine... but unfortunately, after several attempts I could not finish this book and abandoned it after getting 3/4 of the way through.
I was unable to connect with any of the characters. Daniel and Samuel failed to creep me out in the manner I'm sure was intended... and the narration felt dry.
So this book was not for me.
I had initially picked it up because the story itself is very interesting. and the mythology behind the story is captivating - it just did not execute well for my interest.

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R.L. Stine invented the teen horror genre with Fear Street, the bestselling teen horror series of all time. He also changed the face of children’s publishing with the mega-successful Goosebumps series, which Guinness World Records cites as the Bestselling Children’s Books ever, and went on to become a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their dog, Nadine.

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