Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Rain

Posted by Katrina Roets at 11:58 AM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

They say that what you don't know can't hurt you. They're wrong.

David Dryden, pastor of a high-profile church in London, is admired for his emphasis on the Christian family.

But all is not well in his own family. He and his wife, Fiona, have been glossing over his son Colom's erratic behavior. Then, when a commitment to die is discovered in Colom's room after the suicide of a school friend, David finds himself out of his depth--and Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees.

A wonderful, intelligent, and searching novel about the toxic nature of secrets, and the possibility of starting again.

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Whew! This book had me running the full gamut of emotions. As the mother of two teenage boys very close in age to Colom, it wasn't hard for me to relate to his mom, Fiona. I should warn you right up front that this isn't a fluff book on any level. It's the type of book that's going to draw you in and leave you feeling a bit wrung out when you're done. It tackles the complexities that make up human relationships and dysfunctional family dynamics in a way that will have you turning page after page. I don't know that this is one I'm going to pick up again soon, but it is one that's going to go up on my shelves.

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