The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel
One beautiful summer afternoon, Jody Linder receives shocking news: The man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. It has been twenty-three years since that stormy night when her father was shot and killed and her mother... show more
One beautiful summer afternoon, Jody Linder receives shocking news: The man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. It has been twenty-three years since that stormy night when her father was shot and killed and her mother disappeared, presumed dead. Neither the protective embrace of Jody’s three uncles nor the safe haven of her grandparents’ ranch could erase the pain caused by Billy Crosby on that catastrophic night. Now Billy Crosby is free, thanks to the efforts of his son, Collin, a lawyer who has spent most of his life trying to prove his father’s innocence. Despite their long history of carefully avoiding each other in such an insular community, Jody and Collin find that they share an exclusive sense of loss. As Jody revisits old wounds, startling truths emerge about her family’s tragic past. But even through struggle and hardship, she still dares to hope for a better future—and maybe even love. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Publish date: 2011-02-01
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
"The Scent of Rain and Lightning," tells the story of the misfortune that strikes the Lindner family, the richest ranchers in a failing Kansas town and the impact it has on those who survived it. It is filled with secrets and anger and grief but still manages to find a little room for love and forgi...
Twenty-six-year-old Jody Linder was three when her father was murdered and her mother was taken from their home and never found. Billy Crosby, the man who has been behind bars for twenty-three years for the murder, is released from jail thanks to his son, Collin, who conveniently grows up to become ...
The Scent of Rain and Lightning was a great book. It was just what I needed, I was feeling a little bored with my typical paranormal books. Early on in this book I fell completely in love with the Linder family. Nancy Pickard did an amazing job portraying these unforgettable people. Each one of...
I wasn't sure, to be honest, what I was going to think of this book. It sounded interesting, in a way. In another? I just couldn't really decide if it was going to be one of this books you fell in love with, or if it would be a "meh"'. I am happy to say that was more of a "wow" than a meh. Packard h...
I recently joined a book club and we just finished The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. I liked this story. A great mystery/mild thriller. There is some sexual content, nothing graphic, but mentionable. Nancy is from Kansas and set the book in a small farming community in a fictional ci...