“Doc gave me this journal and asked me to write down my thoughts and impressions. Pretend you’re writing a story, he said, your story.”A.D. Price, After the Blue, Blue Rain
Title: After the Blue, Blue Rain
Author: A.D. Price
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Pages: 308 (eBook)
Published: September 7th, 2022
My Rating: ★★★
Read: 10/22/2022 – 10/25/2022
I am admittedly someone who judges books by their covers. The cover of this book drew me in instantly, and more or less, it lived up to the intrigue presented.
Starting with a letter dated February 1946, ‘After the Blue, Blue Rain’ follows Kit and Henry’s search for a missing veteran whose last known whereabouts was on a train coming into L.A. They never expect their search to lead them to something far greater than a missing person case.
The story is extremely fast-paced and it works for the plot, though I wouldn’t have minded it being a bit slower. We don’t get to interact with the characters deeply and there is enough potential here for a longer book. I feel like I finished it too quickly.
While there was a lot I liked, it ultimately fell a bit flat for me in terms of impact. It was enjoyable enough, though, and I liked how dialogue-heavy it was. Worth the read.
Thanks to NetGalley for providing a free copy to read and review.
Likes & Dislikes:
What I liked:
- It’s an American set story in this era.
- The dialogue.
- The rapport of the characters.
What I didn’t like:
- The writing is choppy and at times it’s difficult to follow along.
- It could have been longer.
The book is fine but it didn’t leave a lasting impression on me. Having let myself get backed up on writing reviews I had to keep checking the book to remind myself what happened because I’d forgotten already. There’s potential, though. I’d read this author again.