Title: And the Rain Came Down Author: S.A. Bailey
Publisher: Truesource Publishing Place: Dallas, Texas
Publication date: Mar 9, 2010 Pages: 323
Price: $15.99 US ISBN: 978-1-932996-31-9
Seth Anderson Bailey is a self-described goddamn vulgar, degenerate, functional alcoholic writer, gun-nut, and veteran of Iraq. Libertarian in all things except killing and torturing terrorists, people who support gun-control, and people who abuse dogs.
I can say he is brilliant in his description of rednecks, meth heads and the low-lifes that live in small Texas towns, I truly felt he was writing about people I have met in my own small West Texas town.
First time novelist S.A. Bailey’s And the Rain Came Down is a hard to put down book. And the Rain Came Down written in the first person gives us Jebediah Shaw with all his very human flaws teetering off the surface. Back from fighting in Iraq, ready to start life with his beloved Abigail, fighting demons and looking for a way to prove his worth as a husband and as a man. Jeb Shaw takes on a job that will ultimately challenge his “moral” code and provide him with enough money to give him and Abbey a new lease on life.
Bailey’s mastery of words paint a vivid picture of the scenery, the people and the places and had me hooked from the first page. I clearly saw the faces, the characters nuances and could hear the voices of the many different people who dot the landscape of Jeb Shaw’s world. Nearing the end I just couldn’t read fast enough to get to the conclusion of this very enthralling story.
If you like your books with a bit (or a lot) of blood, plot twists and turns then this is the book for you.