About This Book:
Gallery, April 2010
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Browse Inside Firefly Rain
When Jacob left home for a new life, he pretty much forgot all about Maryfield, North Carolina. But Maryfield never forgot him. Or forgave him.
After a failed business venture in Boston, Jacob Logan comes back to the small Southern town of his childhood and takes up residence in the isolated house he grew up in. Here, the air is still. The nights are black. And his parents are buried close by. It should feel like home—but something is terribly wrong.
Jacob loses all his belongings in a highway accident. His car is stolen from his driveway, yet he never hears a sound. The townspeople seem guarded and suspicious. And Carl, the property caretaker with so many secrets, is unnervingly accommodating. Then there are the fireflies that light the night skies . . . and die as they come near Jacob’s home. If it weren’t for the creaking sounds after dark, or the feeling that he is being watched, Jacob would feel so alone. He shouldn't worry. He’s not.
And whatever’s with him isn’t going to let him leave home ever again.
I really enjoyed this one. We had a big discussion on twitter during #litchat and we talked about what was "contemporary gothic." I would probably put "Firefly Rain" in that category. This one was a combination of the supernatural/ a little horror/ and a whole lot of mystery.
I read through this one at quick pace because I really enjoyed it and there was always a little detail that kept pulling me through to the next page. I'll tell you this much though...it's not a fast-paced read. It has the lazy southern feel to it. I think this would make a good summer read while your lounging by the pool or sitting at the park.
Dansky's writing, in my opinion, is excellent and I know I'll want to read more of his work. he had a flow to his writing that kept me entertained and he knows how to keep the air of mystery surrounding a story.