Ravens In The Rain: A Noir Love Story
A Novel by Christie Santo & Jeff Santo
RELEASE DATE: Sept. 22, 2021
Genre: Hard-Boiled Mystery / Psychological Suspense
ISBN (Print): 978-1-09836-967-5
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-09836-968-2
Ravens In The Rain is an unconventional noir love story between a woman with a past and a man with no future where love is no fairy tale, fantasy is foreplay, and sex is had on second dates.
Carney and Pru, down on luck and down on love, meet over a game of chance, and the mystery of the other’s intentions, compounded by their overwhelming attraction toward each other, compels them into a game of cat and mouse.
They ante up and play this game of love or survival that has you wondering who’s the villain and who’s the hero and how it will all play out. When murder is brought to their doorstep the game gets serious.
A psychological tale between a poet and a filmmaker that has even the cat wondering if it's really the mouse, what is real, and who is telling the truth.
Is love on the table? Or is it life?
“I’ve never been much of a Noir fan; Ravens in the Rain changed that. From the moment Pru and Carney meet at a Las Vegas casino, I was rooting for them. I anticipated a rollercoaster ride, but I couldn’t have imagined the twists and turns that awaited my new favorite couple. Christie and Jeff Santo pack the short novel with unique set pieces that Pru and Carney must navigate: a ‘bloody’ heavy metal concert, the zaniness of ‘Venis Beach,’ a sexed-up Hollywood mansion, a police station. The dialogue is both somehow realistic and fanciful. My only complaint is that I wanted more.”
—Peter Conti, Author of Amazon #1 bestseller, Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive
"This somewhat chilling not-quite-a-romance will satisfy readers looking for a mystery with a side of sexuality. Great for fans of: Kaira Rouda's Best Day Ever, James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice." --BookLife Review
About the Authors:
Married over 10-years, Christie & Jeff Santo, lucky in love, never would've met if Christie didn't miss her airplane. Luckier still, when a motorcycle accident almost took their lives, it became the driving force toward their writing career together.
Coming from the independent film industry, Jeff has over 25-years of filmmaking experience, directing and writing, with memberships in both the WGA and DGA. Christie has her Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from California State University Long Beach. And this is their debut novel together.