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I received a copy of this book and I voluntarily leave my review. This is the 1st book that I’ve read and reviewed for Teyla Branton and I loved it. Autumn has a gift that lets her read objects by touch and it becomes a big problem for her, Private detective Ethan McConnell enlists Autumn’s help as well because his sister disappeared as well. All of these missing people are involved in a commune and Autumn joins as well. It’s starts off with the parents of a missing daughter who go to Autumn for help as well, the cop believes that Autumn is a phoney and has something to do with the missing women. Great characters and storyline and I feel sorry for Autumn with all that she goes through because of her touch. There’s mystery, thrills and romance, a really enjoyable read and I recommend this book to anyone that loves a bit of magic in their books.
I was gifted with an advance copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I rarely give 4 stars, and 5 stars is reserved for the highest quality work such as Tolkien, Jane Austen, Anne McCaffrey, and such-like.
Touch of Rain is an excellent novel. Teyla has built an intricate plot with interesting and surprising twists. The characters are fascinating, and I enjoyed the development of the lead character, Autumn. I enjoy that she is not portrayed as being perfectly put together and completely unflappable.
Definitely a recommended read! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Autumn Rain reads imprints (psychometry) emotions left behind on certain objects, goes about barefoot and eats, drinks organic, the infuriating Detective Shannon Martin treats her more like a suspect than a consultant, owns an antique shop and her best friend Jake who has the herb shop next door. A young girl goes missing and her heartbroken parents turn to the last hope they can find. An unusual mystery and paranormal suspense with a dose of romance.
I felt this book dragged a bit and I wasn't keen on the cult theme so this story just didn't appeal. A pity because I really liked the first one. I also don't like the relationship developing between Jake and Autumn because I have the old fashioned view that like should stick with like because of cultural differences and values. In real life, mixed race relationships seldom fare well so I can't see Autumn and Jake being a good fit. I'd like Autumn and Shannon to become an item as I think there might be real chemistry between them, which doesn't seem to be there with Jake - no fireworks.
Really good and gripping read with lots of twists. Quite long, I skim read some detail. My only complaint is that the romance never quite gets off the ground (I’m not even certain who she’ll end up with) but I guess that’s for later books.