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Rainey Days (Rainey Bell Thriller #1)

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Special Agent Rainey Bell is on medical leave and has been for over a year, after a horrific attack left her scarred both inside and out. She drinks too much and hasn't had a good night's sleep in months. On a hung-over morning, in June, Rainey finds herself thrust back into the world of stalkers, rapist and serial killers by a request for help, from an old friend. The nex...more
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Published August 21st 2010 by R.E. Bradshaw Books (first published August 2010)
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Even though this book gets many positive reviews, for me this was not a keeper.
Even though I quite understand why others like it so much, I must judge it involving my personal taste, and what I'm looking for in a book to be satisfied.
So it's not the quality of the book that falls short, it's just me.

My problems with this book are:

With the introduction of Rainey's character I was very sure that she was gay. She was "one of the guy's", "tough as nails", former agent. Her reaction to Katie and how...more
Sep 04, 2011 Darlene rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Yvensong, Cher-lynn Maynard
Recommended to Darlene by: R. E. Bradshaw
Mysteries and thrillers are not my kinds of books. They are the elements of nightmares for me. But I have read and enjoyed other books by R.E. Bradshaw. Decky has done it again. I read it in one day. I had previously read about 5% of the book before but had left it for a time when I knew it didn't have to replace my bedtime book, though parts would have been ok. ;)
I had to reread it from the beginning and was tied up in the story until the end.

Now I can hardly wait to read Rainey Nights!
Kristen Bowen
Special Agent and Behavioral Analyst Rainey Bell is surprised to see JW Wilson, a high school friend that became a State Representative, walk into her bail bondsman’s office. Rainey is on medical leave after suffering a horrifying attack while on duty. During her leave, Rainey has taken up her father’s bail bondsman business along with her father’s business partner Mackie. Rainey’s father, who was also her best friend, was gunned down while apprehending a fugitive. This happened not too long bef...more
Baxter Trautman
First novel I've read of Bradshaw's. Her protagonist, Rainey Bell, is an FBI Special Agent on whom Bradshaw clearly did her homework. Having written mysteries/police procedurals I know it's a fine line between too much professional detail and not enough to sound authentic. Bradshaw gets it just right.

Her writing is sound and well-paced. I read this on my Nook and though the formatting was sloppy enough to be a distraction, I don't know enough about e-publishing to know if that's just the way it...more
Rainey Bell is hiding from her past, the serial killer that got away, drowning her memories in alcohol.

A favour for a childhood friend brings the killer back into her life and she has to confront her past to save the ones she loves.

What I loved about this book was the characters and the way the way their relationships developed. Bradshaw bases her story on two straight women who fall in love, which defies conventional lesbian wisdom about being born gay but highlights the magic of love at first...more
Good mystery, first in the series.
not bad...a little predictable in places.
I really enjoy Ms Bradshaw's style of writing. This book would have easily been a 5 star if not for the see through plot. It could have just as easily been a 3 star if not for some stellar writing. So I give props to the author and look forward to reading more of her books.
Debbie Russell

Thoroughly enjoyed this, was very well written. My only criticism is that almost immediately it became obvious who the bad guy was. Other than that it was a very enjoyable read and looking forward the the next one.
Jeanne Mccann
Extremely compelling characters, excellent prose and terrifying story line. Couldn't wait to finish in order to read the next in the series. The romance was hot and the suspense was kept me checking my doors and windows.
Nancy Danforth
I love r e bradshaw, thankful to a friend for referring her. The writing is light, easy and happy reading. Rainey Bell is real,, likeable and lovable. Solid yet light gay fiction.
It was ok but a little predicable with regards the story that draws the two women together. I also found the attraction a little fast.

Overall though a good read.
Naomi Stebler-stock
Bradshaw is one of my favourite all time authors! I can really relate to the characters & also someone very special in my life.
Loved the setting,since Im a North Carolinian.... Great story!
Bronte Thompson
i found this book extremely hard to put down.
I like this very much. Enjoyable characters.
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How did a girl from the Outer Banks of North Carolina end up writing contemporary women's fiction in Oklahoma? Well, there has to be a woman involved. Bradshaw began her writing career in 2010, after leaving Theatre and teaching. Since then, her novels ranging from the popular romance, Waking Up Gray, to the Lambda Literary Award Finalists, thriller Rainey Nights and mystery Molly: House on Fire,...more
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