Troubador Much Needed Rain

Released: 28/10/2017

ISBN: 9781788036092

eISBN: 9781788030847

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Much Needed Rain

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Introducing David Lewelyn. He can read your mind. No, not really. But he does know when you’re lying. He’s a lie hunter. You can keep your face as still as wall. You can stiffen yourself like a corpse. You can shut your mouth tight. It won’t matter, because he’ll know. You can’t hide the truth, not from him. But does this make him the perfect liar? When Lewelyn’s secretary, Hannah Miller, is found dead in her apartment with her wrists and ankles bound and countless slashes across her body, he is the LAPD’s immediate suspect, since he was seen at the apartment just hours before the murder. His DNA does not match the sample found at the crime scene, but does that really rule him out as a suspect and should he be allowed to help the police? As the investigation progresses there are few leads to follow. The crime scene is near spotless. The DNA found at the apartment is not registered in the National Database. The few suspects that do emerge provide concrete alibis. And the only person who seems to know anything about Hannah is Lewelyn. As the investigators close in on the truth the prime motive behind the murder emerges. What they uncover is, murder is high in demand. Much Needed Rain offers readers the opportunity to see multiple sides of the story, following the investigator’s path to identifying the killer and glimpsing inside the mind of the killer. R. G. Oram’s debut crime thriller seeks to question readers’ conceptions of a killer and will appeal to fans of the genre, as well as readers looking for a plot that will have them gripped until the end.

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Brilliant book showing all sides of the story. Who has the motive? Who has murdered and why? A once suspect helps the detectives solve the plot.

by Amy Claire


An original take on the murder mystery novel by a first time author R.G.Oram. The writing is a little over the top but the plot and characters are fantastic so gets 4 stars. It looks like this will be the first of a series on the main character David Lewelyn, an expert at knowing when people are lying. Enjoyable.

by Peter Diggins (via NetGalley)


This book drew me in from the very beginning. Very nice story and the mystery and drama and action that takes place is incredible to me, would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in mystery because this book will leave you not wanting to finish the book simply because you don't want the story to end.

by Xia Harris


When Hannah Miller is brutally murdered, David Lewelyn, her boss, becomes the main suspect.

He is a Body Language Expert, and when he is cleared he helps the LAPD find her killer.

This is an amazing book with an original plot line and I was gripped. I loved the unfolding story and is a book I have talked about to everyone.

Interesting and highly recommended.

by Tracy Shephard (via NetGalley)


Rhys Oram

‘Characters are the life of the story.’

‘If you don’t believe in what you’re writing, then how is the reader going to?’

‘I’m an addict. I can’t stop writing.’

R.G. Oram has never stopped writing. In school, he and the rest of his English class were given an assignment to write a five page short story. He ended up writing over twenty pages. When his teacher read the story he’d written, she told him it was very good and he shouldn’t stop.

Having spent three years on his first novel, Much Needed Rain, while working, studying, helping his family and undergoing surgery on both his knees which gave him the ability to run again, he now wants to try his hand at fiction.

Born in Swansea, Wales. But lived most of his life in Carmarthenshire. Whenever he could he’d visit the USA. A country he loves for its vast and varying landscape, its devoted patriotism and its cultural love for storytelling. If you asked him who his favourite writer is he’d say, “I don’t have one. The only thing that matters to me is I’ve read and enjoyed someone’s book and I know I’ll buy more of their works again.”

He first got hooked onto storytelling when his childhood friend one day brought over a video of a wrestling promotion. Within the square ring, performers either hit each other with steel chairs or jumped off ladders onto the canvas. And the rest was history.

“It wasn’t the body slams or the choreographed one liners which caught my attention that day, it was how there was always two forces opposing each other in the ring. One would represent the side of good and the other, just your typical bad guy. The basic format of that story was repeated over and over, yet there was always something different conjured in each script or segment. It was the wrestlers/characters who shaped the experience. Even if anybody who’s watched professional wrestling/sports entertainment knows it’s surreal, except it is real to whoever sees the story moving and is so captivated by it, that reality disappears and imagination flourishes. It’s not about what’s real, it’s about how well the story is told.

“And seeing all that made me want to create my own stories, draw my own characters.”

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