I was nicely surprised this morning to find a tweet from Chicago Book Review linking to a review of Box of Rain.
“Box of Rain is the third in a series of “Street Stories” suspense novels focusing on the gritty side of Chicago. In this briskly paced story, Debra Borys weaves together two narratives: one about a young black man falsely suspected of murder and on the run from police, the other about a reporter on the case as she grapples with her father’s dubious past.”
This quick-paced, sometimes dark, but ultimately good-hearted novel aims for light entertainment with a straightforward message, not unlike the spirited Chicago detective novels of Sarah Paretsky.
“The characters are lightly but clearly sketched in their precarious situations and there are several nuanced angles to the story. For instance, not all of…
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