John March is having a good day. He doesn't have many. Then it starts to rain.
John March runs a struggling bookshop with just one regular customer - Mr. Hill. His life is defined by routine until the day he discovers he is sole beneficiary of a will worth £5 million thanks to the eccentric Mr. Hill's untimely death. But Mr. Hill also leaves behind something else - a lock of hair, a finger bone and a tooth in a jar of water. It's certainly not the worst day of John's life...until the rain comes and the dying starts. There is something in the rain and only John can give it what it wants. And yet, even when people are dying, even in the midst of terror, it's not the hardest thing John's ever faced. He faces horror every day when he locks his shop, drives to August House and opens the door to the room where his wife clings to life. But what he doesn't know could kill her, because if the rain doesn't get what it wants, his wife will serve just as well...
Editorial Reviews: 'Brilliantly imaginative and the evil contained within the rain combined with its urgent needs left me slightly staggered and more than impressed with Craig Saunders once more. John March, his wife and her carers, Smiley and Mandy will face off against the unthinkable. And you can't help but run the gauntlet with them, every rain soaked step. This author has written some incredibly dark and gripping fiction, and it's a complete joy to slowly work through his back catalogue. Recommended, no, more than recommended and well worth dipping your toes into this murky water.' - Scream
A survival horror novel from the author of A Stranger's Grave, Masters of Blood and Bone, and Left to Darkness.
|Publisher:||Dark Fable Books|
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About the Author
Craig Saunders is the author of forty (or so) novels and novellas, including 'ALT-Reich', 'Vigil' and 'Hangman', and has written over a hundred short stories, available in anthologies and magazines, 'best of' collections and audio formats. He tends to write science fiction as Craig Robert Saunders, fantasy as Craig R. Saunders, and most fiction as Craig Saunders...although sometimes the lines are blurred.
Imprints: Dark Fable Books/Fable Books.
Likes: Nice people, games, books, and doggos.
Dislikes: Weird smells, surprises, and gang fights in Chinatown alleyways.
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Praise for Craig Saunders:
[Masters of Blood and Bone] '...combines the quirkiness of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series with the hardcore mythology of Clive Barker to create an adventure that is both entertaining and terrifying.' - examiner.com
[Vigil] 'A gripping accomplishment.' - Murder, Mayhem and More.
'Saunders is fast becoming a must read author...' - Scream.
[Bloodeye] '...razor-sharp prose.' Wayne Simmons, author of Flu and Plastic Jesus.
'Plain and simple, this guy can write.' - Edward Lorn, author of Bay's End.
[Deadlift] 'Noir-like, graphic novel-like horror/thriller/awesomeness.' - David Bernstein, author of Relic of Death and Witch Island.
'A master of the genre.' Iain Rob Wright.
[Spiggot] 'Incredibly tasteless, shamelessly lowbrow, and very, very funny.' - Jeff Strand.
[A Home by the Sea] 'Brutal and poetic...' - Bill Hussey, author of Through a Glass, Darkly.
[Rain] '...the best book I've read in a year.' - The Horror Zine.
[Cold Fire] '...full of emotion and heart.' - Ginger Nuts of Horror.