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PJ Parrish is just good readin'...There has not been one of the sisters books that I have not given a minimum of 4 stars to I believe. The Louis Kincaid character is one that a reader can easily buddy up to and looks forward to getting to know more and more!
I know I'm reading these out of order, but they aren't easy to get my hands on. I was glad I read this one though. It explains where Joe comes from in the other one I read. And it explains more about Louis's aloofness, his loneliness. An excellent series.
3.5 stars. This book from 2005 is set in the Florida Everglades. Private investigator Louis Kincaid wants to date public defender Susan Outlaw. He really likes her 11 year old son Ben. Her ex-husband Austin shows up and Ben goes missing. Louis is determined to find him.This book is #6 in the Louis Kincaid series. I've been reading these as I located them so I'm out of order. I read #8 but Louis was absent in most of that book so this was my first true introduction to him. Initially, I didn't car...
A KILLING RAIN was the first book I read by this duo author. It is the 6th installement in a series. Although I have not read any of the previous books, I was still able to get into the storyline very quickly! It was fast paced- action from beginning to end. I found Louis to be a very likeable character and I look forward to reading more of his story and his previous and next cases to come. Excellent read!!
Getting better and better. On to the next one.
Even though this one is classified as a mystery I think of it as a suspense or thriller. It was the usual great book written by Parrish.
The characters are all pretty stereotypical, and don't show much growth. And the plot isn't brilliant. But the pacing is very impressive. Tense, taut, tightly written.
Good character Louis Kincaid. Well drawn. Complicated and real.
It begins with a transaction gone bad in the Alligator Alley. A woman was killed.Fast forward, Louis Kincaid was getting to know Susan a divorcee and her son Benjamin. As they were preparing for a simple dinner at her house, her long gone ex appears out of nowhere. Things just go down south quickly from there both for their new found relationship as well as the disappearance of Ben when some hoodlums was gunning for his father Austin Outlaw. As the search was on for Ben, a series of gruesome kil...
PJ Parrish has a way of making her characters so real, even the villains and antagonists have complex personalities. Even when they do awful things, somehow you can still feel sorry for them. Uncle Leo, however, was one of the ugliest people I've read about in a while and I thoroughly enjoyed waiting to see what would happen to him. I loved Joe--the female detective Louis Kincaid worked with in this book. And the mother whose child was taken, whom Louis was interested in, and I WANTED to like, w...
This was the sixth book in the Louis Kincaid series and just didn't grab me like the others have. The mystery seemed a little drawn out, but finally picked up towards the end. Louis is still in Florida and appears to be getting involved with the attorney, Susan Outlaw until her ex-husband comes back into the picture and the mystery starts with him and her son. Louis ends up meeting a detective from Miami, Joelle Frye, that his dectective friend Mel Landetta refers him too for assistance on this
This was my first book by PJ Parrish. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I also found myself thinking half-way through the book that it would make a great tv movie but they no longer have "Movie of the Week". The character Louis Kincaid would even make a great PI series. It is a straight-forward book involving PI Kincaid and various police departments looking for a kidnapped boy and inept convicts are involved......but why was the boy kidnapped? Great story line.
Every time I read another book written by these two sisters I'm amazed at the story they tell... each time I think it can't get better than this one... once again Parrish does it again. A very satisfying read.
A PI struggle to find a little bit caught up in a human trading ringLouis Kincaid is a PI trying to help a lady friend find her son who was kidnapped by two killers who are trying to kill the boy's father
Always a Top Notch Story TellerI love the Louis Kincaid books! Everything I could possibly want in a series book! The background is as much a character as any of the people. Interesting concept. I haven't read one I didn't like and this did not disappoint.
When I started this book I thought I wasn't going to like it to much but was surprised as it did keep my interest. It's an easy read....and goes fast along. Not a book I'd buy, it was a loan and like I said, it did keep my interest.
More like 3 and a half stars. Good characters. Liked the ending. More gruesome than it needed to be. I will read more in the series.
Like this series - Louis Kincaid is a good man, smart & honorable.
This is the best book of the series so far. I find the intertwining of his social life and job make this book so good. On to the next one.
I've read all of the Louis Kincaid mysteries, but my favourites are the ones featuring Florida locations. Each offers a satisfying and pleasant reading experience.
I think this series gets better with each book. I'm a fan.
Another great novel by the dynamic duo!I love these Louis Kincaid mystery novels. Each book brings an enormous level of suspense without being unbelievable and the crime scenes that are investigated are done with professionalism without being over the top and sensationalized. The events that occur in these mysteries are developed carefully and the writing style is so cohesive I was surprised that they are written by two people. Between the crimes themselves and the characters involved are seamle...
The Killing Rain by P.J. Parrish is the fifth book in the Detective Louis Kincaid series. Louis Kincaid is starting a relationship with the defense attorney Susan Outlaw and her son Ben. When the ex returns, the father takes his son out for ice cream and does not return. Susan talks Kincaid into helping her find her missing boy.The search discovers ties with the recently found body in the Florida Everglades, human trafficking, the brutal murder of the ex's partner and their secretary, child abus...
I am going backwards on the Louis Kincaid series. The publisher sent me South of Hell and the Little Death to read. Loved them. Went to half priced books to find earlier books. Found this one. I enjoyed it but I definitely liked the later books better. I definitely need to get to book 1 & read onwards. I like this is when Joe Frye enters Louis' life. I would have liked a bit more Mel. Susan was a bit... hmmm, melodramatic and Wainsworth was a douche. The pace was nice and fast and the killers' s...
My penchant for mysteries in a series with women protagonists is "legendary," but I also have a penchant for ones with noir male protagonists of which this is one. It all began with Larry Block, Steven Greenleaf, and, of course, John D. MacDonald, among others, lo many years ago, but continues to this day with the likes of Archer Mayor, Steve Hamilton, Reed Farrell Coleman, Paul Doiran, Steve Ulfelder and now PJ Parrish. The definition of noir here is my own. Not all would necessarily agree...
I love P.J. Parrish's books. I realized that I had read this one quite awhile ago but it was good to be reacquainted with Louis and Joe's romance from the beginning. The author is good at painting a side of Florida that the average person never sees. I will admit that the dreariness of the weather in the background made me too depressed to keep reading a couple of nights ago. A good read for a wet and rainy spring.
Not my favourite of Parrish's books thus far, but the underlying story of human trafficking and worse hit home in many ways, especially considering the screenplay I wrote earlier this year was about the trafficking of women, albeit in Europe not the USA. If you are into this Louis Kincaid series, then you certainly can't pass this one over. :-)
Very good mystery!I enjoyed this very much. Great character development, as well as a great story. It's a stand alone book in what I would guess to be a series (from the title). I liked the main character but I wish his feelings weren't so conflicted. I felt like shouting at him to "make up your mind"! Good wring and editing.
Another complex and fast-paced adventure with the introspective and ever uncertain Kincaid, here on a race to find the kidnapped son of a potential lover. (I was into this before the kidnapping: I generally avoid threats to children, but A Killing Rain was worth the risk.
I am reading a book by Parrish for the first time. While, the style of narration seemed 'stretched out' at several places, the contrived plot did come through fairly well. Given the opportunity, I wouldn't hesitate to read his other books.