Book Review: The Rainy Day Killer by Michael J. McCann

The Rainy Day Killer Book Cover The Rainy Day Killer
The Donaghue and Stainer Crime Novel Series book 4,
Michael J. McCann
The Plaid Raccoon Press
December 4, 2013
E Book
Tribute Books


A man in a business suit offers the protection of his umbrella to an unsuspecting woman, and several days later she turns up dead on a river bank, raped and strangled. The terrifying serial killer known in the press as the Rainy Day Killer is now hunting new victims in the city of Glendale … whenever it rains.

Homicide Lieutenant Hank Donaghue leads the investigation as the killer begins to communicate directly to him through phone calls and grisly packages containing body parts of his victims. Assisted by FBI profiler Ed Griffin, Donaghue and Detective Karen Stainer pursue an elusive predator who leaves no physical evidence behind. 

The timing couldn’t be worse, however, as Karen Stainer’s attention is divided between the investigation and preparations for her upcoming wedding. Distracted and uncertain about her future, Stainer is furious when she learns that the Rainy Day Killer has followed her to Virginia, where the wedding will take place, and that he intends to make her his next victim!


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My Review:

This is a great non stop action book for any thriller, mystery genre lover. This book was non stop action from the very first page.

I love how the Glendale police officers worked together to solve this case. They didn’t even mind as much as I thought they would that the FBI was involved. Usually the locals don’t like the Feds coming and taking over after they did all the beginning leg work.

The Rainy Day Killer or RDK is one very twisted individual. His murders are done on rainy days and the victims are left raped and mutilated.

I would of liked to of found out who exactly the RDK was, not just a name. I found myself wanting to know why did what he did. What made him tick? What made him pick the victims he did? Why the towns that he chose? He moved around to a few different states.

This is book 4 of a series for two police officers Donaghue and Stainer. I have not read any of the other books. It’s safe to safe they can be read as a stand alone or the series. I will personally be looking for the other 3 books. I give this book the rating of 4 out of 5. That is only because of the questions I had about the RDK.

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  1. Thanks very much for your review, Gina. I hope you’ll enjoy the other books in the series if you have a chance to read them.

    Mike McCann

  2. Gina, thanks for the review! I’m glad Michael’s portrayal of the Rainy Day Killer sent shivers down your spine! :)

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