"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."
"...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."
"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