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The City When It Rains

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A photographer struggles to understand a stranger's suicide
There's nothing special about the woman's death. It comes over the police radio like any other sad story: a woman found on the sidewalk, killed after plunging from her apartment. But something about the gruesome scene grabs David Corman's attention. A freelance photographer with a defunct marriage and a career on t
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published January 10th 1991 by Putnam Publishing Group
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Lewis Weinstein
Dec 09, 2013 Lewis Weinstein rated it really liked it
A powerful story brilliantly written. Cook's use of language is superb. I'm envious!

The story is very creatively conceived and written. I can't say much without spoiling the read, except that the solution to the "crime" leads to the solution to the protagonist's personal issues. Fathers and daughters take note.

If you're a photographer, you will appreciate the photographer's "eye" that appears on almost every page. If you're a New Yorker, you will really appreciate the images seen by that eye.

Aug 10, 2014 Rose rated it liked it
Not nearly as intriguing as the two others books by this author I have recently read. I skimmed through it to the end because I wanted to know the conclusion, but was not engaged by characters or plot.
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David Corman is a freelance photographer living in an apartment with his daughter, Lucy. Freelance work isn’t really bringing him in enough to live on. He is being evicted for owing back rent, his ex-wife has decided to sue for custody of their daughter because she believes that her wealthy second husband and she can provide a better home in a safer neighborhood and privat
Charlie Bouchard
Apr 04, 2016 Charlie Bouchard rated it liked it
Not a real bell ringer.
Billie Raven
Jan 04, 2016 Billie Raven rated it it was amazing
Cook breaks your heart while you're not looking
May 31, 2013 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-audible
I've read better Thomas H. Cook books. Still, better than most mystery/suspense novels. I probably need to move on to others for a while and circle back later.
Jun 16, 2011 Betty rated it liked it
worth reading, I think, but not a "great" Cook novel.
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Thomas H. Cook has been praised by critics for his attention to psychology and the lyrical nature of his prose. He is the author of more than 30 critically-acclaimed fiction books, including works of true crime. Cook published his first novel, Blood Innocents, in 1980. Cook published steadily through the 1980s, penning such works as the Fra
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