Book Review: Then Came the Thunder by Rachael Huzar Narrated by Jenn Lee

Murder of a Movie Producer


Hollywood has always been a cutthroat industry, but for Sophie Paulson, the backstabbing turns personal when her movie producer boyfriend, Paul Franklin, dumps her for another woman, then fires her out of the blue.
Former actress turned amateur sleuth Hope Hadley arrives in town just as Paul is found murdered and the police suspect Sophie of the crime. Hope desperately races to discover the truth before her friend Sophie is put in jail for the rest of her life.

Then Came The Thunder
  • Title: Then Came the Thunder
  • Author: Rachael Huzar; Narrated by Jenn Lee
  • Where to buy: Amazon (affiliate link)
  • Genre: Thriller, Supernatural Thriller
  • Series: Three Willows
  • Be sure to add it to your Goodreads or BookBub Lists!

Synopsis of Then Came The Thunder:

To its residents, the little town of Three Willows might seem as close to Heaven as it’s possible to get here on Earth. The community is abundant and peaceful, despite being surrounded by the unforgiving deserts of New Mexico and with the frontlines of the War Between the States raging just a few hundred miles further north.

But the impact of the war hasn’t escaped everyone. Jessalyn Joy, the town’s school teacher, watched her husband leave for the war, but return in a box – and ever since, she’s been struggling to find her place and purpose in a town that reminds her constantly of what she lost.

That changes when a stranger stumbles into town. Samuel Brooks, a deserter from the Union Army, is making a pilgrimage to Three Willows to fulfill a promise to a fallen comrade. Reluctantly taking him in, Jessalyn finds herself infuriatingly drawn to the sharp-witted stranger.

Their bond grows when a mysterious creature begins brutally slaughtering the town’s livestock. Determined to investigate, Jessalyn leads Sam and her friends in following a trail of clues that soon threatens to uncover the dark, unremembered history of Three Willows – and a terrible secret that some will kill to protect. Then Came the Thunder is the gripping first installment of the Three Willows series – a tender historical romance interwoven with a thrilling supernatural mystery that fans of Diana Biller and Dana Schwartz will find impossible to put down.

Audio Book Review of Then Came The Thunder by Rockin’ Book Reviews

Originally posted on Rockin’ Book Reviews. Reposted with permission.

The town seldom received visitors so when Sam came to town, he was met with surprised faces and various forms of welcoming. He had difficulty in finding his Army “buddy’s” hometown.

Jessalyn’s husband had brought her to his hometown to live, once they were married. She was the local schoolteacher of this small town. Shea had lived here for years and had many fond memories in this peaceful town.

There is something “dark” happening in this peaceful town. It takes an extraordinary event before anyone decides to discover what is really happening!

The intrigue begins from the first page then continues to build into further mystery and suspense to the last page. It isn’t a book the reader/listener will find predictable.

The Narrator, Jenn Lee, does a very good job narrating and she enhances the story.

Both the author and narrator did a great job.

The characters seemed so real and the scenes were depicted quite well. The Title and Book Cover were also well thought out and created.

The only negative was some crude language a few times and to me the story opening pages didn’t entirely match the final pages. It was slightly confusing.

Rachael Huzar is a new name to me and I will be looking forward to reading/listening to more books from her.
*This Book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review….LAWonder10

Meet the Author:

Rachael Huszar kept her life steeped in stories from a young age, and she began her own journey in story-making when she reached adulthood. In the time since, she has taken up swimming, roller skating, and consuming tabletop RPG streams. She spends the bulk of her time with her dog, Silo, and works full time as a designer in Dallas, Texas.

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About the Narrator:

I’m a passionate voice over artist, specializing in audio book narration and documentary work.

With a lifetime of acting, singing, directing and coaching behind me, I know how to tell a passionate connected story! My particular favorites are Thriller/Mysteries, Romance and Women’s Fiction… but a story is a story right? I love it all.

Things that might interest you:

I’m a classically trained actor and singer who comes from a LONG line of theater folk. My father holds the world record for Broadway performances and both my daughters are actresses!
I’ve been in ALL the unions for, well… Let’s say I’ve been working professionally in NYC for over 25 years. Broadway, National tours, Regional theaters, Original Casts… the whole nine yards.
My “other” job is as the Head of Casting for Silent Crow Arts in NYC, and I’ve also done my fair share of directing and coaching.
I stumbled into some documentary voiceover work for PBS in 2017 and from that moment on, I knew the trajectory of my career had been changed forever.
I adore narrating and doing VO. Every job feels like a gift.
I live in the Hudson Valley with my family and two cats. It’s a short jaunt to NYC where my husband works as a Broadway Stagehand.
When I’m not in the booth, you’ll find me sewing, doing yoga, gardening, hiking, spending time with my kids and (hopefully) travelling!

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Meet Lu Ann

This is my dream job!  I have always wanted to work for a publishing house – reading, reviewing and editing books. Now, online, this can partially be accomplished. I love most genres of books. There is much good in most genre types..

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