Beat The Rain by Nigel Jay Cooper

Louise, grieving the death of her lover Tom, does the only thing she can think of to make the pain go away – she marries his twin brother Adam. But letting go of her past isnt as easy as she thought. After a seemingly chance encounter with a charming stranger called Jarvis, all of their…

Louise, grieving the death of her lover Tom, does the only thing she can think of to make the pain go away – she marries his twin brother Adam. But letting go of her past isnt as easy as she thought. After a seemingly chance encounter with a charming stranger called Jarvis, all of their lives begin to unravel. Beat The Rain is a moving and vulnerable psychological thriller, depicting the reality of a relationship in decline. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, it explores what it means to live, to love and to lose.
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A compelling and stimulating read.”

Five Star Review on AmazonĀ By Manumit

Beat the Rain

A compelling and stimulating read.

Sometimes you can’t beat the rain, you just have to get wet, and if you won’t communicate, then everyone around you gets soaked too.

There are already so many rave reviews for ‘Beat the Rain’ that it is difficult to find anything new to say, however I enjoyed this book so enormously that I want to add a few thoughts. First, on the cover the book is described as a psychological thriller – this description nearly put me off reading it as I don’t like being frightened. But it isn’t frightening, not like the terrifying film, ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’ for example. Not at all. It is a tense and intensely emotional portrayal of the deep-rooted insecurities vested in a child’s psyche by the sense of it not being worthy of being loved.

Beat the Rain is a beautifully and compellingly written novel about the relationships of ordinary people – the sort of people we all know, or may think we know, but having read this book, do we? Cooper delves very deep into the psyches of his characters, and in so doing lays bare their innermost thoughts and unexpressed emotions exposing their every flaw and wrinkle. His observations of human frailties are so painfully honest I felt almost uncomfortable for some of the characters, in particular the ones who, through an inability to communicate, seem unable to beat the rain and are on course to get very wet indeed. Through Cooper’s skilful depiction of his main characters you may think you know them pretty well, but just when you think you can guess what they’ll do next, there is a twist as surprising as it is unexpected.
Highly recommended.

About the Author

“A new voice. Fresh and different.”

Nigel is an author, writer, father, runner. Not always in that order.

Born in London, England, Nigel now lives in Brighton (via Nottingham) with his partner, their two children and greying ginger dog.

He is CMO of advocate and influencer marketing agency Qube Media and has previously worked as a writer and editor for Channel 4 Television and as a newspaper sub editor.

He’s a sometime marathon runner and occasional actor and singer. Sometimes his brain switches off and lets him sleep, but not that often.

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