Rain Will Come
A thrilling, page-turning debut about a twisted killer and a broken copboth with nothing to lose.
Paul Czarcik, the longest-tenured detective in the Illinois Bureau of Judicial Enforcement, puts the rest of the team to shame. Ruthless and riddled with vices, Czarcik always gets his man. And fast. Until now
A double slaying isnt the open-and-shut case of urban crime hes...more
Meanwhile, Czarcik is the longest tenured Detective for the Illinois Bureau of Criminal Justice and is given lots of leeway to do things his way.
Holgate does a great job of creating both of these characters. They are each very unique ...more
Hooked by the dust jacket blurb, I eagerly read this novel by Thomas Holgate, which mixes a sadistic serial killer with a cop whose process is a tad unorthodox. While Paul Czarcik was once a proud member of the Chicago PD, his time there came to an end prematurely. However, he accepted a role in the ...more
It is a run-of-the-mill cat and mouse story, with encounters between the participants that keep happening throughout the race.
The character build up is excellent. Both the protagonist and the antagonist are shown in good as well as bad light.
I liked how his intuition guides the protagonist time-and-again to point in the right direction. ...more
This was a pretty good twist on the whole "catch the serial killer" crime thriller as you know from the beginning who the killer is and it's more about the motivations of not only the killer, but the detective who has decided to pursue him. The detective himself is deeply flawed and works outside of the lines, but he still has a strong conviction of what true evil is. As the story develops, you find out some things about his own past as a rookie cop that helps you understand some of the ...more
Rain Will Come caught my attention for that very reason. Who wouldn't want to gravitate toward big time crime, a wayward aging detective, a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde serial killer, and some brutal goings on in the Windy City?
I would. I did. And now I'm not so sure.
Thomas Holgate lays out his main character of Detective Paul Czarcik like a beefy cut of Chicago's finest on a crusty roll. He's Old School, on the other side of fifty, and still drives around in a ...more
Paul Czarcik is the Detective trying to find a vicious serial killer. They've already killed two people. The serial killer is a vigilante, out to get justice for people who can't get it for themselves. Paul isn't your average Detective. He drinks, takes drugs and hires escorts just to talk to them. He's also near the end of his career. The vigilante killer is dying and wants to revenge on some people before he dies.
This story is told from the serial killer and Paul ...more
"Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets...I'm that rain."
With nothing to lose a self made vigilante sets out to exact revenge on the perpetrators that hobbled, maimed, and abused their innocent victims, and got away with their crimes. It's up to Detective Czarcik to apprehend this vigilante, but does Czarcik really want that? After all, those monsters deserved what they got.
A tour de force of a novel. Five stars. Thanks to Amazon First Reads for an early ...more
Rain Will Come makes us ask ourselves some tough questions:
Is it wrong to rejoice when evil people experience ...more
Paul Czarcik is the Detective trying to find a vicious serial,killer. They've already killed two people. The serial killer is a vigilante, out to get justice for people who can't get it for themselves. Paul is your average Detective. He drinks, takes drugs and hires escorts just to talk to them. He's also near the end of his career. The vigilante killer is dyijn5and wants revenge on some people before he dies.
This story is told from the serial killer and Paul Czarcik ...more
What this book does really well is that it messes with your head. You find yourself sympathizing with the killer. And so,on one hand you know that the victims deserved everything they got,but on the other hand you know ...more
Main character Paul Czarcik reminded me a little of Harry Hole, one of my favorites in the genre 'unhappy persons'. Paul is so deeply unhappy you want to keep reading to find out why this is. In the mean time, you also want to keep reading because from the beginning, the killer is known to us and that Paul is going to catch him is obvious. But how and ...more
Detective Czarcik a man with many vices, makes it his mission to bring down a new serial killer, the difficult part about the case - is the killer in the wrong? Both men are at the end of their lives, one literally and one figuratively, and determined to complete ...more
I found the writing in this ...more
It was gruesome in places and more graphic than had expected.
I voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I liked the back and forth between the protagonist and the serial killer. What I found fascinating was the crooked moral compass of both the cop and killer. In many respects they had more similarities than differences.
The author definitely doesnt shy away from the grotesque but doesnt overstuff with too many details. Felt like it was a good mix.
Fast paced and definitely a quick read. I can ...more
Detective Paul Czarcik of the Illinois Bureau of Judicial Enforcement is not a nice man. He's a great investigator but he lacks people skills. He's a loner, he drinks on duty and snorts cocaine, he frequents shady motels and hires escorts but he tends to solve the cases assigned to him so he's pretty much left alone.
He's now on the trail of a serial killer who is also a vigilante. The killer is going around killing off people who have established raped the ...more
I love a good cat & mouse story. A jaded, surly detective pursuing a psychopath story. In some ways this was a good fit, in other ways it didnt live up to expectations. I feel its important for me to note right up front that this book is not breaking any new ground in the ...more
Thank you to #NetGalley for this ARC of #RainWillCome, which I ...more
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Rain will come is a compelling debut from the author Thomas Holgate. This book will keep you on the edge of your seats with its twists and cat and mouse chase between the serial killer and the detective. The story is different from other ...more