Thursday, June 6, 2013

Audiobook Review: Red Rain by: R.L. Stine

Goodreads Summary:

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 and Lea barely escapes with her life. In the storm’s aftermath, she discovers orphaned twin boys and impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long Island—husband Mark 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.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This is going to be a really hard review to write, because it was such a bizarre story. I grew up reading R.L. Stine's Goosebump series, which I think most children who grew up in the early 90's would relate too. Obviously I was a HUGE fan, and they were a big part of what got me into reading to begin with, so when I saw that he was writing his first adult novel I knew I wanted to read it.

I don't know if the narrator made me lose focus of the story, or if parts of story dragged on a bit, but I had to go back quite a few times, because i'd realize that my mind had wandered and i'd have zero clue as to what was going on. The story follows a travel blogger named Lea who goes to this small island off of North Carolina, that most people are afraid to travel too due to the creepy history of the island. A strong hurricane hits the island while Lea is visitng and she meets two young twin boys who are left orphaned by the storm and she decides that she wants to adopt them.

Once the twins are home, weird situations start to ensue including murders that frame Lea's husband, Mark. The twists and turns in this book are bizarre and twisted, but in a good way. I just don't think I connected with the story. It was a bit too weird and macabre for me. I still enjoyed it though, and if your a fan of horror, then I definitely recommend checking this one out, but beware, it's very dark and gruesome. 

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