Review: And the Forecast Called for Rain by Kim Carter

And the Forecast Called for Rain by Kim Carter
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Publisher: Raven South Publishing
Pages: 260
Source: book provided by author for review



Detective Jose Ramirez and the Sierra Hills Police Department are scrambling for leads on a killer who has already struck five times, each time leaving his signature trademark: large butcher knives piercing the abdomens of his young female victims.

Profiling the killer is proving to be difficult, and Detective Ramirez knows that it’s only a matter of time before their perpetrator strikes again.

As if Ramirez isn’t frustrated enough, to his dismay, he is assigned a partner. Officer Daniel Chatham, a handsome, young man, fresh out of grad school, has pulled some strings to join the division and becomes Ramirez’s, right-hand man. The lead detective’s anger slowly begins to dissipate as he discovers the book smart kid can be quite the asset.

With Ramirez’s experience, Chatham’s sharp mind and quick thinking, and the insight of Erin Sommers, a beautiful, young journalist, the three make a powerful team gaining on their criminal.

It’s raining… it’s pouring, and a killer is on the loose in the rainy Sierra Hills of Washington State. No one is who they seem, and the plot thickens with every turn. You’ll never guess the ending of this enigmatic tale.


Review: A new author for me and I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Carter.

Everything in this story kept happening in such a timely manner that I was drawn into the story from the beginning and couldn’t put it down. Ms. Carter kept me involved. I was entertained thoroughly.  I found the characters to be very realistic and likable. You could feel the emotions along with sensing what they were going through.  The imagery was piped throughout the story with so much realism that I could actually envision the murders. Someone was gaining access to young females apartments, killing them while leaving a signature knife.

I was unable to figure out who as things kept changing with the different plot twists. The story had me guessing until the end. It was very interesting. I watch a lot of detective type shows and so I thought that I had it figured out a few times but just when I thought I did Ms. Carter changed direction.

I really liked Det. Jose Ramirez he was the well-seasoned person in the story, where his partner Daniel Chatham was almost like the comic side kick. Well actually he was the side kick, but was more straight laced. Just to spice things up a bit and threw us off balance Ms. Carter gave us some romance. The young journalist who has worked with Jose before really likes him, as he realizes he likes her also but is much too old for her or is he?

Well, to say the least I found this to be a very gripping story. I also found a new author to read.  I think that I will have to go find a few more of Ms. Carter’s books.

For anyone that likes a little mystery that is fast paced and very entertaining try Ms. Carter’s books. Not only do you get the mystery and suspense there is also a little romance added for some spice.

Even though I read this book I would probably give Ms. Carter a five star for the title alone. I simply loved it.


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