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Black Rain Falling

Friday Read Black Rain Falling

Jacob Ross doesn’t need any superlatives from me: he was the winner of the Jhalak Prize, the Guardian called his first crime novel The Bone Readers ‘impressive’ and ‘a page turner’, and The Times said Black Rain Falling is ‘outstanding’. Simply put, Ross is one of the most gifted and exciting crime novelists in the world right now, combining the intricately woven plotting of Chandler with the depth of Don Winslow, all sewn up in an entirely fresh and original fictionalised Grenada. It’s the Caribbean setting that blows you away after the reading this tale of corruption, gangsters and the exploitation of women. If that sounds dark, then its sheer twisty entertainment value and core warmth towards its central characters, Michael ‘Digger’ Digson and the phenomenal Miss Stanislaus (one of my favourite characters in any series), transform Black Rain Falling into being a book you can read anytime, anywhere. Fantastic.

Ed Wood