In Rain Will Come, author Thomas Holgate taps into our deepest desire for justice—even if it comes outside the law. Our cop isn’t perfect. The vigilante he’s pursuing has baggage. His version of justice is messy. And even still, I couldn’t turn away.
For cop Paul Czarcik, the world is a dark place. He’s seen too much hurt, too much deception, and too much abuse. But he knows that he has to stay on this side of the law, however much it pains him. The killer he’s chasing does horrible things to his victims. He’s calculating and vicious, and as far is Czarcik is concerned, the killer is right. The victims got what they deserved.
I’m glad this vigilante is just a fictional character. He scares me. And I’m glad that Paul Czarcik isn’t a real cop. He isn’t the hero type. Nonetheless, this dark and twisted thriller makes for a propulsive read that will keep you turning pages and asking yourself how far you’d go for justice.
- Jessica Tribble Wells, Editor