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The scent of rain and lightning a novel by Nancy Pickard

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Murder victims" families -- Fiction,
  • Family secrets -- Fiction,
  • Ex-convicts -- Fiction,
  • City and town life -- Kansas -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementNancy Pickard.
LC ClassificationsPS3566.I274 S34 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24029377M
ISBN 109780345471017
LC Control Number2010002092

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Book Summary. Engrossing, lyrical, and suspenseful, The Scent of Rain and Lightning captures the essence of small-town America—its heartfelt intimacy and its darkest secrets—where through struggle and hardship people still dare to hope for a better future. For Jody Linder, maybe even love.   Directed by Blake Robbins. With Brad Carter, Maika Monroe, Chaz Wood, Will Patton. A young woman investigates the murder of her parents when rumors suggest the man convicted of the crime may not be the killer after all.5/10(). In "The Scent of Rain and Lightning" by Nancy Pickard, the Linder family is the most powerful family in the county--owning large cattle ranches. The Linder family matriarch and patriarch take in "troubled" youth, gives them jobs and a chance for the future. This had been a win/win situation until Billy Crosby is taken under their wing/5.   The Scent of Rain and Lightning is a very good read. I have read all Nancy Pickard's books and they get better and better. This book like many of her books is set in Linder was brought up by her grandparents, the rich and powerful Hugh and Annabelle Linder, after her father Hugh-Jay was murdered and her mother disappeared when Jody was a toddler.5/5(5).

The use of weather in The Scent of Rain and Lightning evokes the setting and drives the story in this remarkable book by Nancy Pickard. The introduction of the previous family mystery and current day events intertwine to ensnare the reader and hold them, so that the smell of the rain, the location, and the blood are palpable.   The New York Times Book Review “[Nancy] Pickard writes richly textured fiction about families and relationships, about hatred and lust and love, about loyalty and betrayal, and most of all about the corrosive power of secrets.”— The Scent of Rain and Lightning seems certain to earn her a much-deserved larger audience. /5(K). The Scent of Rain and Lightning seems certain to earn her a much-deserved larger audience.” —The Denver Post. Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review. Library Journal, Starred Review. Booklist, Starred Review. Kansas Notable Book, Barnes & Noble, Top 25 Novels of St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Top 25 Novels of Kansas City Star: Top.   Book reviews. The Scent of Rain and Lightning Nancy Pickard Review by Kari Edgens. May Some writers ease the reader into their story, but Nancy Pickard dives right in with The Scent of Rain and Lightning. By page six, she has set up the framework of her novel and by the end of the first chapter, the reader is hooked on a tale of murder.

BONUS: This edition contains a The Scent of Rain and Lightning discussion guide. About The Scent of Rain and Lightning One beautiful summer afternoon, Jody Linder receives shocking news: The man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and . The Scent of Rain and Lightning is a American drama film directed by Blake Robbins and written by Jeff Robison and Casey Twenter, based on the novel of same name by Nancy film stars Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace, Justin Chatwin, Mark Webber, Logan Miller, Will Patton, and Brad a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to Based on: The Scent of Rain and Lightning, by . This is our book club pick for this month in my local book club. (didn’t read In Cold Blood). The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard Published by Ballantine Books on February 1st Genres: Fiction Pages: Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon (aff link) Add to a Goodreads Shelf One Response to The Scent of Rain and Lightning /5.   The Scent of Rain and Lightning A Novel (Book): Pickard, Nancy: One beautiful summer afternoon, from her bedroom window on the second floor, Jody Linder is unnerved to see her three uncles parking their pickups in front of her parents' house-or what she calls her parents' house, even though Jay and Laurie Jo Linder have been gone almost all of Jody's life.