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3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  42 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
"Lucy Ashdown is a girl with a mission--to find the driver who ran down and killed her sister Christine. Now she has a lead and she's off to London. Joe Lucas is as dedicated as Lucy. His aim is to bring her home. In the dangerous night-world of the West End, violence and corruption lurk just below the neon-lit surface. With Joe no more than a heart's beat behind her, Lucy ...more
Paperback, 313 pages
Published March 7th 1991 by New English Library
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Nov 29, 2015 AmbushPredator rated it really liked it
Like 'Down River' this novel is a taut little thriller that introduces characters that have you rooting for them even as their actions begin to horrify you.

Its tale of a girl out to find the killer of her elder sister grips and doesn't let go, and Gallagher's cast of characters is all too human and fallible, flawed people doing horrible things, not supernatural beings, but possessed at times by almost supernatural luck (good, and bad).
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Oct 15, 2014 Andrew Armour rated it liked it
Here is a reasonable mystery thriller, but with sharp and perceptive writing and wit that is evident in the first few chapters, that for me was even more impressive than the story itself. Gallagher gets you to come on a journey with Lucy Ashdown as she takes on the physical looks of her sister Christine who died in a suspicious hit and run incident. No one was found to blame, the cops can't find anything to latch onto, but Lucy's dodged determination to try to find why and who was responsible, p ...more
Apr 05, 2015 Kaila rated it it was ok
There are undeniably some good points about Rain, from the initial introduction of the characters, to the grittiness of the story. However, by the time I was approaching the end of this book only one word springs to mind: bored.

The real question here is why? For the most part the writing is good, the characters are good, and the pacing fits. Unfortunately, from around the 75% mark things begin to take a turn for the worst. After 90% I was skim-reading, eager to finish the book and move on to som
Dec 27, 2013 Pat rated it liked it
What started off as a genre thriller lapsed into David Lynchian territory to various degrees of success. With few characters to keep the reader interested the author relies on a plot that asks us to suspend belief at times. All well and good. On the plus side he does keep a sense of pace with the story, but on the downside you do kinda think at times "What about...?" A nice, neat, if obvious, ending makes it just about worthwhile.
Edith Rennes
Nov 01, 2015 Edith Rennes rated it liked it
It was actually a book that I read, not an e-book. It was a strange story. I still couldn't decide when I finished it whether I liked it or not. I guess you'd have to read it to understand my ambiguity. Decided to add to my comments. I found it to be an extremely well written book but it was just a bit too dark for me...hence the ambiguity.
Mar Xinmas
Apr 19, 2016 Mar Xinmas rated it liked it
No sé si este es título que en español se editó como "Obsesión de venganza". Por la sinopsis creo recordar que sí, pero ha pasado bastante tiempo y muchos libros.
Dec 06, 2012 Lucie rated it liked it
It was obvious throughout (possibly on purpose) who the killer was but the book was still entretaining to read.
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