Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Rainey Season by RE Bradshaw

Former FBI Special Agent and Behavioral Analyst, Rainey Bell is back. She’s living a contented life with her wife Katie and their young triplets, when she gets a phone call. A phone call that once again will turn their lives upside down.

Although Rainey has left the FBI and the BAU, her skills are being called upon to assist the local police.

There is a rapist on the loose, also a murderer. Cookie Kutter is up to her usual antics and Rainey’s family are her targets. Just thrown in for good measure, someone is determined to get at Rainey. Will Rainey discover who the perpetrator is before it’s too late?

As always, I’ve looked forward to this next book in the Rainey Bell series since reading the last page of it’s predecessor, Rainey Nights. RE Bradshaw has excelled herself with this latest blockbuster. The whole book is a page turner from the very first page right through to the very last page. Yet still I wanted more. It is an understatement to say that this story is a rollercoaster ride full of ups and downs, twists and turns and thrills and spills. Just when I was convinced I knew exactly what was going to happen next, so the story veered off sharply throwing me right off my game and showing me how wrong I was. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book, my blood pressure must have sky rocketed as the perspiration rolled down my back. RE Bradshaw has written the most perfect Rainey Bell book yet.

The character Rainey Bell, is loveable, clever and unique. There is no one at all like her. She’s as hard as nails one minute, then as soft as butter with her wife Katie and her children the next. She’s witty, she’s humorous and a person I’d love to have as a friend.

We meet lots of characters we know and love from RE Bradshaw’s previous books, including a real favorite of mine, Molly. Each and every character in this brilliant masterpiece has a special part to play and is essential to the progression of the story through to it’s awesome climatic conclusion. Although this book is a nice lengthy volume, I was still very disappointed to come to the end. Everything about this book is perfect. The story, the plot, the scenic descriptions, the characters and last but not least the wonderful way RE Bradshaw has of putting all these things together to make the perfect book.

Criminal Minds has nothing on RE Bradshaw. I love the show, but for me, RE Bradshaw’s Rainey Bell series beats it hands down. The series would be awesome on the small screen as a series or even the big screen as a series of cases in a film. Either way, I would dearly love to see this happen. Meanwhile, I look forward as I always do to the next magnificent offering from the mighty pen of RE Bradshaw.

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