Red Rain

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Red Rain

R. L. Stine is known to many for his deliciously creepy Goosebumps books, delighting readers for years. Now he's written a book for his grown-up fans that is sure to have you eagerly reading, with the lights on preferred. "Red Rain" is reminiscent of John Saul, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King's early books, filled with creepy kids, brutal murders, and dead who don't want to stay dead. All in all, this is a book that is a spine-tingling treat for all those who grew up reading R. L. Stine as kids, and now want their chills with a bite.

Lea Sutter is a travel writer who is looking for off-beat adventures for her blog. When she hears of a priest who performs odd rituals on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, Lea heads there. Unfortunately, it's just ahead of a massive hurricane. Lea survives, but ends up bringing home two twin boys who were orphaned in the storm. Her husband, Mark, and their two children are hesitant about welcoming these new additions to the family, little expecting the upheaval they're all about to face. Mark finds himself the prime suspect in two murders, with no one wanting to believe that the two angelic-faced boys are hiding a truly evil side, until it might be too late.

Book Blurb for Red Rain

R.L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series—the biggest selling children’s books of all time—delivers a terrifying new adult horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt.

Before there was J.K. Rowling, before there was Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable, he defined horror for a generation of young readers—readers who have now come of age.

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.

For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a must-read from a beloved master of the genre.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.50