Praise for Beat The Rain
Semi-Finalist, Goodreads Choice Awards, Best Debut Author. Bestselling Roundfire Books title.
Louise and Adam are trapped in an unhappy marriage, each on a path of self-destruction, moving towards inevitable tragedy.
When they meet the enigmatic Jarvis, both find comfort in his easy charm. Can they save their marriage? Should they even try to?
Gripping storytelling from the very start. A wonderfully written debut from an author with a truly compelling insight into the human condition and all its frustrating and often cruel twists and turns. The book is rich in characters, atmosphere and the element of surprise. It’s serious and often sad but also laugh out loud funny all at the same time. A touching and sensitive portrayal of the interconnected mess of everyday life and love. One of those reads that leaves you wanting more.
Siobhan Kennedy, Channel 4 News
Beat The Rain is an unforgettable story of love and loss propelled by blockbuster twists. Cooper has a rare knack for presenting flawed characters and their grubby domestic lives… Haunting, touching and at times lyrical, Beat The Rain will undoubtedly draw comparisons with bestseller thrillers such as Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins.
Beat The Rain is a gripping and twisting tale of a dysfunctional couple whose inexorable domestic disintegration is mirrored in their mental collapse with tragic consequences. It’s not difficult to understand why this novel has been gathering glowing praise…A triumph in its narrative style… A kitchen sink drama for the 21st century. A unique love – or better, a ‘fall out of love’ story – set in the cracks of the grimy every day, this psychological thriller is a rollercoaster of a read.