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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Sound Of Rain by Gregg Olsen (Author Guest Post / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Jean Book Nerd, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for The Sound Of Rain by author Gregg Olsen!

Author Guest Post

10 Random Things About Me

11.     I’m terrified of heights.
 2.     I corresponded with serial killer Ted Bundy
 3.     I’m always on the hunt for the best chile rellano.
 4.     I prefer milk over dark chocolate.
 5.     My PO Box is 7 and I’m on the waiting list to get Box 1.
 6.     I once wrote a book in 8 days.
 7.     It took me 4 years to write one of my books.
 8.     My favorite flower is the trillium.
 9.     I’m still waiting for Lorde’s new music.
 10.   I’m no quitter.

Book Review

The Sound Of Rain by Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: December 13, 2016
Format: Paperback - 350 pages
               Kindle - 2536 KB
ISBN: 978-1503941960
BNID: 978-1503941960
Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Thriller

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Jean Book Nerd. 

Book Description:

Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she’s flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase—whose murder case ended her career.

As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. When the little girl’s grieving father begs Nicole for help, she’s drawn back into the investigation…and given one shot at redemption.

But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?

My Book Review:

The Sound Of Rain, author Gregg Olsen weaves a fast paced, riveting, and multi-layered mystery thriller that simply takes the reader on an exhilarating roller coaster ride.

Set in Bellevue, this bone-chilling dark tale has enough drama, gripping suspense, and intriguing twists and turns that will keep the reader holding their breath, guessing, and sitting on the edge of their seat. You can't help but feel compassion for former homicide detective Nicole Foster as she gets a second chance to solve the mystery of three year old Kelsey Chase's kidnapping and murder, while seeking justice and redemption for her past sins. With every riveting twist and turn that unfolds in the story, the intensity and suspense mounts until the surprising climactic ending that will leave you completely spent.

If you are fan of dark suspense thrillers, then The Sound Of Rain is a must read. You won't be disappointed!


About The Author

Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances. 

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine nonfiction books, nine novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child. 

The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. He has also appeared on Dateline NBC, William Shatner's Aftermath, Deadly Women on Investigation Discovery, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, FOX News, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen's Snapped, Court TV's Crier Live, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and A&E's Biography. 

In addition to television and radio appearances, he has been featured in Redbook, USA Today, People,Salon magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post. 

The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington's Secretary of State for the book's contribution to Washington state history and culture. His Young Adult novel, Envy, was the official selection of Washington for the National Book Festival. 

Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school dropout cocker spaniel) and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater). 

Author Website

Contest Giveaway

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5 Winners will receive a Copy of Signed Copies of The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen

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Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

December 12th Monday JeanBookNerd INTERVIEW 
December 13th Tuesday Readsalot SPOTLIGHT
December 14th Wednesday fallxnrobin REVIEW & TENS LIST 
December 14th Wednesday TTC Books and More REVIEW 
December 15th Thursday CBY Book Club SPOTLIGHT  
December 16th Friday The Phantom Paragrapher REVIEW 
December 17th Saturday Sabrina's Paranormal Palace REVIEW & FAVORITE BOOKS 
December 17th Saturday Books, Dreams, Life SPOTLIGHT 
December 18th Sunday Captivated Reading SPOTLIGHT 
December 19th Monday Mama Reads Blog REVIEW & GUEST POST 
December 20th Tuesday A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & MUSIC PLAYLIST 
December 20th Tuesday Rose's Book Corner REVIEW 
December 21st Wednesday Jersey Girl Book Reviews REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS 
December 21st Wednesday The Avid Book Collector SPOTLIGHT

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