Comments about Walking Rain

"This vibrant debut novel proves it's possible to write good suspense without gimmicks or excessive gore."
-Publishers Weekly

"To read Walking Rain is to enter an utterly authentic landscape filled with shifting weather, escalating menace, and characters illuminated by the lightning strokes of Wade's sure prose. This is a suspense novel with the honest heft of literature."
-William Browning Spencer, author of Zod Wallop

"Every once in a while a book comes along that's not exactly a mystery but is so engaging that nobody much cares. Wade is being compared to Barbara Michaels and Sharyn McCrumb (albeit with a strong Southwestern flavor), but in fact she is a unique talent who doesn't need to be compared to anybody. An absorbing story, filled with wonderful details...it's the touches of magical realism and the wonderful sense of place that set the book apart from any we've read. Be warned: This is a hard one to put down no matter how late the hour."
-Denver Post

"...ambitious and surprisingly substantive."
-Texas Monthly (on "Hot Books")

"Best paperback original honors go to Susan Wade's spectacular debut, Walking Rain, where things aren't quite what they seem to be on a New Mexico ranch."
-The Purloined Letter ("Best of the Year Picks" for 1996 mysteries)

"Wade has written an excellent novel, combining suspense, well-delineated characters, and an unusual unveiling of the series of incidents... In fact, I probably liked everything about the book except its title."
-Brazosport Facts

"Walking Rain is a must-read."
-Booked for Murder

"An impressive debut novel from a respected short story writer, Waking Rain mixes a mainstream literary style with a touch of the supernatural... [E]vocative and lyrical...engaging and effective... This is very fine work."
--St. Petersburg Times

"Walking Rain is by far one of the best debut novels I've ever read. This story is so gripping you'll find yourself turning the light back on at 3 A. M. for just one more chapter."
-- Susan Rogers Cooper, author of Doctors and Lawyers and Such

"Wade is a spellbinding storyteller who fuses language with merciless suspense. Walking Rain is one of the best debut novels of the year.quot;
-- Mary Willis Walker, author of Under the Beetle's Cellar