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The Rainbow Man Audiobook – Unabridged

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Full of mystery and intrigue, this story will suck you straight in to how a tight community can fall to pieces in the blink of an eye! The cover... it was his eyes! I love them! So bright and colourful, they immediately represent the rainbow.

What happens when a tight community is slowly pulled apart, piece by piece? Well, on the island of Shorepoint it is isolated from all surrounding life. So when a man is washed up onto their island by the sea, they take a large curious amount of interest in him. Especially Daniel whom is the one to first find him... when he was dead. But as happiness and love is reigned down on the island of Shorepoint, Daniel can't help but have his doubts about John Dee. So what happens when he becomes mixed in a dangerous game of a conflict that has lasted for years?

Daniel is a character who is consistent and driven to solve any problems, no matter what people think of him. He also tries his best to protect his family and friends no matter what, even if it means driving them away. His involvement in the story was key and his theories prompted you to try and solve the mystery alongside him.

The bonds between all characters of the community was interesting to view; how they changed from one personality to another as they were manipulated. Additionally their actions towards their own family members was eye-opening, especially how their bonds changed from close to rather distant.

The mystery and conflict behind his story is incredibly engaging. The way that some of Daniel's thoughts concerning his father always ended in: 'Especially before he...', ah, I just really wanted to know what had happened.
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This is going to be a shorter than usual review for me since the book is a short one and there are a number of things that I can't discuss without giving spoilers for the book's big reveal. P.B. Kane, a pen name for Paul Kane, moves into the YA market for the first time with The Rainbow Man. And it's an interesting story to make an entrance there, as it's a slow-building story as mentioned in the introduction by Rachel Caine, in a way I haven't seen it done very often in YA fiction.

The Rainbow Man's main character is Daniel, who I found a very sympathetic character. He is very much a YA protagonist, dealing not just with a tough situation at home, but also a shift in the relationships between him and his best friends. It was interesting to see a love triangle where the protagonist isn't the deciding factor; instead he's the one on the outside. Daniel's best friends are Jill and Greg. Jill and Daniel have been friends all their lives and Greg joined their band when his family moved to the island. Both of his friends have home lives that remind Daniel of what he's lost and serve as a sort of surrogate family. But with the three of them growing up, relationships have shifted and Jill and Greg seem to be pairing off, while Daniel realises he wants to be the one Jill chooses. This creates tension between the friends and I loved how they have to fight past this to get back to their friendship.

Daniel's home life isn't pretty with a mom who's looking for a solution to end her grief at losing her husband at the bottom of a wine bottle every night, Daniel having to deal with his own grief at his father's death and a younger brother who looks to him for love and safety.
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Paul Kane's novella, The Rainbow Man, is a beautifully written, sinister, compelling page-turner. Kane writes with a strong, direct, muscular style and the characters and plot instantly hook you. Check out his other books, such as The Gemini Factor and Red.
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If you enjoy good books then please try out Paul Kane. You will not be disappointed. This is one of his finest!
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Don't usually read this genre but this was great. Makes you want to read on. Good for adults and teenagers.
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