Devil Sent the Rain: A Mystery
Author : Lisa Turner
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; First Edition edition (September 27, 2016)
Genre : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Edgar-nominated and bestselling author Lisa Turner’s hard-boiled Detective Billy Able returns in this dark Southern mystery about the murder of a dazzling Memphis socialite—and the scandals revealed in the wake of her death
The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience.
Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney’s death exposes illegal practices at her family’s prestigious law firm, the scandal is enough to rock the southern city’s social world.
In a tale of the remnants of Old South aristocracy and entitlement, twisted by greed and vengeance, Billy must confront the secrets of his own past to have any chance at solving the murder of the girl he once knew. But as he seeks the truth, he’s drawn closer to an embittered killer bent on revenge—and eliminating the threat Billy poses.
“A murdered bride, old money, betrayal, and lost love fuel this superb Southern Gothic mystery. DEVIL SENT THE RAIN is Turner’s best novel to date. I can’t wait to read her next.” (Eric Rickstad, New York Times Bestselling author of The Silent Girls and Lie In Wait)
“A well-wrought procedural that takes a hard look at the old South’s influence on the new. ” (Kirkus Reviews)
“[A] shifting narrative, a keen sense of place, and a steady stream of suspects and red herrings propel the mystery to a satisfying conclusion.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Death comes in threes for Sgt. Det. Billy Able on his return to the Memphis PD from leave in Atlanta. . . Turner effectively mines the blues, civil rights struggles, and Santeria rites as Able and Malone form a budding partnership. ” (Publishers Weekly on The Gone Dead Train)
“Santeria voodoo, the civil rights movement and unexpected treachery propel Turner’s story of new and old Memphis to a surprising conclusion. ” (RT Book Reviews on The Gone Dead Train)
“Memphis, the Mississippi River, and the underbelly of human nature they’re all exposed in the dark brew of this fast-paced Southern Gothic suspense. Page-turning and atmospheric, this tightly-plotted novel turns the screws and sends readers racing to its surprise conclusion.” (Memphis Magazine on A Little Death in Dixie)
“Turner takes her protagonists on a wild and dangerous ride where the boundaries are unclear and the good guys are hard to tell from the bad.” (CurledUp.com)
“This is only the second installment of this new series but already Billy Able has collected quite a group of appreciative fans.” (NightOwlReviews.com Top Pick)
“You know the great satisfaction you feel after eating a gourmet meal served with great service? When I finished this book I felt the same way. ” (The Reading Room)
“Lisa Turner has skillfully interwoven Memphis ambience, bizarre murders, Santeria practices, civil rights history, relatable characters, civil rights icons, and twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . Suspense continues to build until the stunning and completely unexpected climax is reached.” (Suspense Magazine)
“I was so impressed that halfway through this advanced reader copy (the second book in the series), I bought the first of the series.” (Mallory Heart Reviews on The Gone Dead Train)
Langue : English
File size : 1 Mo
Format : ePUB, AZW3
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