A lovely and enjoyable book that can be appreciated by younger and older reader.
I liked the well written and fleshed out characters, I laughed out loud more than once, and the plot kept me hooked till the last page.
A very good book, highly recommended!
by Anna Maria
This novel is a wonderful and exciting debut from author, Andy Donaldson!
The plot was intriguing and exciting and very well paced with no slow parts and I particularly liked the author’s portrayal of the characters. The interaction between the three school-friends, twelve-year-old Stanley Rain, Chloe Scott and Billy Bathurst was a delight. Also worth a mention was the way in which Sidney Rain, (Stanley’s dad,) Bobby Bathurst (father of Billy) and Terry Funk bonded when they all found themselves in the same situation as one another.
As well as being rich in wit and humour, “Rain Town” highlights some important issues for the reader about communication, morals and friendship in the modern world.
I wholeheartedly recommend this novel to both adults and older children and I hope to read more of Andy Donaldson’s novels in the future.
I just love a book that is full of adventure mystery and takes you on a journey, and this book did just that for me.
The plot was exciting the whole way through, it didn't fall flat in places and kept me reading; I finished it in one sitting.
The author was very good at writing humour, his wit, sarcasm and intelligence really shone through for me.
Rain Town is a quirky and imaginative mystery story. The plot is well paced and engaging, twisting and turning through the storyline with wit and humour. This is a great book for younger readers - the story gives attention to the importance of standing up for what you believe in and the power of uniting friendship, both as a kid and as an adult, as well as being fun, charming and characterful. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to all ages, especially kids about to start reading on their own and eager for a mystery adventure!
Writer of Rain Town.
Delivering History lessons by day and writing during spare time at night.
The second in the series is now finished too...