Red Rain

Red Rain

Book - 2012 | First Touchstone hardcover edition.
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The author of the New York Times bestselling Goosebumps and Fear Street series uses his knack for creating terror to tap into some very grown up fears in this terrifying horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt.

Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, at the wrong place at the wrong time, and barely escapes with her life when a freak hurricane cuts through the island. In the storm's aftermath, she discovers two orphaned boys--twins--and impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea's family is not quite so pleased. But no one could anticipate the twins' true nature--or predict that within a few weeks' time, Lea's husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders.

For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a "creepy, fun read" ( Library Journal ) from a beloved master of the genre.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451636123
Branch Call Number: FIC Stine
Characteristics: 369 pages


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Jan 02, 2019

I really enjoyed the novel. It was very fast-paced and this might be a trademark of Stine's since he's written so much for young readers. I enjoyed the foreshadowing; anytime a character was mentioned I kept thinking, "Oh, what's going to happen to them" or "Is this where it happens". I'd love it if he put out more novels.

Aug 12, 2016

Love this book. It was a tiny bit predictable, but still very enjoyable. A great summer read! I would like to read more "adult" books by Stine.

BookTsar Apr 10, 2016

I liked this book. At first it was boring. Then at about page 100, it got super creepy, and actually interesting, and went down at the end. I just really did not like the ending at all. THIS IS WHERE I WRITE: SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!


So what I disliked about the ending was this: The twins have got their powers after they died and got resurrected by the priests (even though it was too late, making them evil), but then (I forgot their names, I read it about two weeks ago) Roz's baby "learned" their powers from the twins. Even if that meant he got killed and resurrected to have these powers again, that would also mean that he would have to be brought to the island, where the priests can do the ritual.

Another confusing part was when Lea starts being interested in death rituals. It does not really make sense that after resurrection, she became obsessed about learning more about the rituals.


Good book, but a bit confusing.

Jun 01, 2015

a deadly read for me I had to read I Four times befor I finally put it down a book I can say the kid that grow up reading your Goosbumps this rilly be a great read for you if you like to have chills run thought your body

Aug 12, 2013

It was great to find an adult novel by rl stine having grown up with his books. But it was a little predictable but his characters were fantastic. Hope he decides to bring out more

Jan 02, 2013

for grown ups is right, i mean the way he described certain stuff, it was a very good book

loonylovesgood Nov 08, 2012

R.L. Stine for grown-ups! Very creepy and gory book. But definitely had an R.L. Stine feel to it. Those psycho twins will creep me out forever.

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