Tuesday, 27 August 2013

House of Rain by Greg F. Gifune

This is the story of Gordon, an elderly Vietnam vet devastated by the loss of his wife - he is both surrounded by and lost in old and crippling memories. After witnessing an attack on a homeless man by three youths, he beings seeing things, and as he begins to think he is going mad, old secrets start to surface, secrets he would rather stayed hidden. What happened that night so many years ago at the club, and what has the incessant rainfall got to do with it?

This started quite quietly, so the ending took me quite by surprise! Gordons character was likeable as the tortured Vietnam vet still trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife. the descriptions of the things he keeps seeing out of the corner of his eye had me looking over my shoulder once or twice! I enjoyed this and recommend it for a quick read one evening.

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