Noah's Rainy Day by Sandra Brannan

I've come across several really good reads when reviewing books recently. Noah's Rainy Day was another find of a great read.


This fast moving, compelling, suspense read is told from multiple perspectives- Noah, a 12 year old with cerebral palsy; his aunt Liv; and the perpetrator of the crime. Noah stumbles upon the missing boy that his FBI aunt is trying to find. His courage and determination are evident throughout the story, and the changing perspectives keep things moving and interesting. I literally read this one in three days. Although I used to do this frequently when younger, I've not been able to do it often since I've been a mom.

I loved the fast pace. I enjoyed the perspective of Noah. A young boy with cerebral palsy is not often chosen as the story's narrator, and this was a fresh, new approach. Having the view into the life of the perpetrator was also an approach that made the story very interesting. I enjoy crime dramas on television, but there are few crime drama books that I've really enjoyed. This was a great one.

After reading, I saw that there are other Liv Bergen mysteries from Sandra Brannan, and I plan to look for them. It was a really great read.

I give this one 5 stars and a PG-13 for content. (The book is really pretty clean. But there is some mild description of the perpetrator's crime.)

Disclaimer: I received a free version of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.