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When family man and war veteran Russell loses his job as a quarry worker, his life suddenly seems more like a waking nightmare than a chance to finally live the American dream. Facing bills, a new baby, and a bone-dry bank account, he's got nothing left to lose. Russell comes to the rescue of a naked stranger dancing in the rain, and what was supposed to be a straightforward good deed turns into a spiral of danger. When Russell finds an enticing stash of money in the woman's house, he knows the cash could be his only hope. Taking just a handful will save his family's future.
His "victimless crime" seems to be anything but risky - until the criminals he robbed come looking for their dirty money. Russell's ready to surrender it, but then his daughter gets sick...and he must choose between saving her or giving the devils their due. Someone's going to pay. The question is, how much?
©2017 Randall Silvis (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By shelley on 01-28-18

Pretty Good Book!!

Very enjoyable book. This book is told from the protagonist's (Russell) point of view. In a long email written to a friend he tells what he's doing and why.
When the quarry that Russell works for is sold, every one who works there is laid off. Russell has two daughters and a pregnant wife at home. The day he learns that he's losing his job he runs into a detour on the way home. Going through a seedy part of town in the pouring rain he sees a young woman naked and dancing in her front yard. When she falls down he stops his motorcycle to see if she's ok. He thinks she's high on something and carries her inside. The smells make him think this might be a meth house. In the bathroom he finds shoeboxes containing cash. Although it goes against his beliefs, he decides this is a chance to keep his family afloat while he finds work and takes one box. When he sees the woman days later sporting bruises he decides to return the money, but then one of his daughters gets sick.
What follows is his personal moral dilemma and his actions and reactions towards the drug dealers who seemed to have help locating him.
Very colorful book with some interesting characters.
That narration by Eric G. Dove is excellent.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 01-29-18

Mixed feelings!

A friend read the Kindle version of this novel before the Christmas holiday and recommended it. I purchased the Audible version when it was released early this month and noticed after I started to listen to it that Audible listener Shelley had already reviewed it.

Many years ago in my early 30s I was the father and husband of a young family including three children who felt the same pressures of responsibilities Russel felt in Only the Rain. This novel was more emotional for me than it should have been because I relate to Russel although I did not get into the troubles he did. They classify it as a psychological thriller for a reason, I suppose.

Again my feeling about the novel are mixed, but the narration by Eric G Dove is superb.

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