wp-1609341369302.jpgWelcome to my stop on the Rain City Lights blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

“Sometimes you make so much history with someone, the present just don’t make sense.”

In the summer of 1981, a serial killer preys on black, teenage prostitutes working Seattle’s arterial highways. But the eyes of youth are blind to danger, and Montgomery “Monti” Jackson is distracted by her own problems. She’ll be starting high school soon, and the return of her mother’s boyfriend heightens the tension in her fractured household.

To add to her worries, Monti fears she may be in love with her best friend Sasha. But as close as they’d once been, now they couldn’t feel further apart. Sasha is a burnout punk rocker, and has befriended the neighborhood drug dealer. And when an eviction notice is posted on Monti’s door, a strange dynamic forms between them.

One night, an altercation leaves her family penniless. So Monti turns to the very streets where a killer stalks and ensnares young women, beginning her journey towards understanding one, simple truth – sometimes your only choices in life are to love and survive.

Rain City Lights is a gritty, urban love story that explores how poverty, addiction and abuse is passed from one generation to the next.

My Thoughts:

What a beautiful cover! I love a coming-of-age story!

Month is about to start high school when her mother’s boyfriend returns and there’s a serial killer on the streets of Seattle, where she lives. Monti begins to question whether she’s in love with her best friend, Sasha.

In just one night, Monti’s family loses it all, and she’s on the streets, fending for herself.

What a unique and engaging story! Part murder mystery, part coming of age, a punk rock band, set in the 80s, an urban love story, with enough grit to keep it all grounded. I loved it, and I treasured these characters.

Marissa Harrison is a talented voice, and I can’t wait for her next novel!

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Marissa Harrison is the author of her debut novel, Rain City Lights. She’s also an avid reader, and loves both romances and mystery/thrillers. Her favorite stories to read combine both genres, and tend to be either love stories with a lot of grit or intense crime stories with a dash of romance.

In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, dramatic miniseries’ and a great glass of wine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and four guinea pigs.

Have you read Rain City Lights, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR