The Sound of Rain – Gregg Olsen

17 January 2018
The Sound of Rain Book Cover The Sound of Rain
Nicole Foster #1
Gregg Olsen
Thomas & Mercer
13 December 2016

Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she's flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase--whose murder case ended her career. As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. When the little girl's grieving father begs Nicole for help, she's drawn back into the investigation...and given one shot at redemption. But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?

The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen

Holy crows, The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen is twister than my intestines on the day after Thanksgiving. What. The. Hell. Just. Happened?

Nicole Foster – if she wasn’t in need of therapy at the beginning of this book, she sure will be needing it by the end. Oh. My. Gosh.

Nicole is down on her luck. She has a gambling addiction; she’s lost her job, her pup, her ass-hat boyfriend (ok, not much of a loss there), and is sleeping at a women’s shelter because her sister is a witch who won’t allow her to stay over more than one night.

If that’s enough to make one cray-cray, then just wait until you see what happens in this book! Holy moly. (There’s a lot of holies in this review!).

Kelsey Chase

The Sound of Rain backtracks a little bit to Nicole’s last case – the beginning of her end. Kelsey Chase. The little girl who went missing from her mother’s car in the Target parking lot at Christmas time.

Danny, Nicole’s jerky partner, both on the force and in life focus’ the investigation on a nearby sex offender. A young man who slept with his underage girlfriend and did his time. He and his girlfriend are now married and just want to move on with life. But Danny won’t let it go. Nicole just isn’t on board.

Angela Chase, Kelsey’s mother, is not the average mom. She’s more worried about getting home and making dinner than she is about finding her daughter.

But after Nicole’s life falls apart, Julian Chase, Kelsey’s father has an offer Nicole can’t refuse. Shelter, in exchange for the continuation of the investigation into his daughter’s case.

The Sound of Rain is my first book by Gregg Olsen, and it was quite a doozy. I can’t wait to check out more; my only hope is that they can live up to this one!

Gregg Olsen wrote a story that weaves you down a deep rabbit hole in the dark. The story was very complex and intricate. Perhaps there were a few parts that were a bit far-fetched, as other reviewers have said, but it’s fiction. That doesn’t bother me.

Five amazing stars from me.

The Sound of Rain - Gregg Olsen


  • Jackie Mungle 17 January 2018 at 16:43

    not sure why I haven’t read this one.

    • zannie 18 January 2018 at 08:44

      Ohhh, it was a good one! Very intricate, loved it! 🙂

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