I love reading anything by Sandra Brannan. You may remember my review last year of Widow’s Might. I actually made my own book trailer about it. Here’s the link. To be sure, Widow’s Might was probably the first mystery I’d read in ages. The storyline moved so quickly I could not put it down, it was the perfect beach read!
This year’s Noah’s Rainy Day is no exception. Back is my old buddy Liv Bergen. She’s a girl’s girl: she’s a woman who doesn’t define herself by girly high heels, smelly perfumes and all those other items that stereotypically make someone female. Currently, she’s just out of Quantico and now an FBI agent; LOVE!
Here’s a blurb about the book:
From birth, Noah Hogarty has lived with severe cerebral palsy. He is nearly blind, unable to speak, and cannot run, walk, or crawl. Yet his mind works just as well as any other twelve-year-old’s—maybe even better. And Noah holds a secret dream: to become a great spy, following in the footsteps of his aunt, Liv “Boots” Bergen.
Now, freshly returned from training at Quantico, FBI agent Liv Bergen is thrown into her first professional case. Working side by side with veteran agent Streeter Pierce, enigmatic agent and lover Jack Linwood, and her bloodhound Beulah, Liv must race to find five-year-old Max—last seen at the Denver International Airport—before this Christmastime abduction turns deadly. Meanwhile Noah, housebound, becomes wrapped up in identifying the young face he sees watching him from his neighbor’s bedroom window, but he can neither describe nor inscribe what he knows.
And his investigation may lead to Noah paying the ultimate price in fulfilling his dream.
Noah’s Rainy Day (the fourth novel in Brannan’s mystery series) combines classic Liv Bergen irreverence and brainpower with an unflinching look at the darkest of human motivations, all while a whirlpool of increasingly terrifying events threatens to engulf Liv and Noah both in one final rainy day.
Sounds awesome, huh? Now that a year has passed and I’m more familiar with mysteries (mostly through Lisa Scottoline) I look forward to watching tough ladies kick butt. Especially keen is a woman who is involved with her extended family who somehow manage to get involved in her escapades. Noah’s Rainy Day is no different. Noah is Liv’s nephew and happens to know a dreadful secret but is unable to communicate it. Meanwhile a disgusting pervert has kidnapped cute little Max.
Parts of this story make me sick to my stomach. And parts make me happy.
And? I could totally have a cup of coffee with Liv and shot the breeze. I’m prolly too girly for her though. Then again, I’d tell her which boy to dump and which one to date.