Storm Rising – Rachael Richey – Relive those grunge teenage years
I wan’t quite sure if I was going to like Storm Rising. Reading the book jacket, I didn’t think it would be my cup of tea but i’m very glad I gave this book a crack.
The story is set in the mid-late 90’s when I was exactly the same age as Abi, the main character. Memories came back of my own grunge phase, parties and teenage angst. Luckily I didn’t have a mother like Abi’s! I won’t give away spoilers here, but the story flashes between a teenage Abi and ten years later when Abi returns to her home town to attend the funeral of her estranged mother and discover a whole lot of secrets, old scars and betrayals.
What underpins this book is the strength of the supporting cast, they were all well rounded and detailed, I cared for them just as much as the main characters. If I had any critiques it was that the ending wrapped up a little too neatly (anyone that reads my reviews will know I like a little more reality and cliffhangers!) and I would have really loved to know more about one of the supporting characters, Simon, a little more.
The perfect read for the commute to work or a mini-break. Chapters and flashbacks are not too long so you can pick up and put down easily. I did far more picking up than putting down.
A solid 3 stars from me and looking forward to reading the sequel.
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The Book Jacket
Frontman of the grunge rock band NightHawk, Gideon Hawk has had enough of the rock star life. He is jaded, disillusioned, and haunted by the memory of an unresolved heartbreak. On a whim, he leaves the band in New York and heads to England in search of answers.
After attending the funeral of her estranged mother, Abigail Thomson makes a shocking discovery in her parents’ attic. The still-raw memories that surface, along with even more startling discoveries, force Abi to face a devastating truth that leads to a series of life-changing events. She and Gideon must race against time to reclaim the life stolen from them a decade before.