Semi-Finalist, Best Debut Author
Goodreads Choice Awards
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. 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
A tale of forbidden love, loss and lies. After the death of her boyfriend Tom, Louise falls in love with his twin brother Adam. Can their love overcome their grief or is their relationship doomed to fail? When the enigmatic Jarvis enters their lives, will he help them – or destroy everything they’re trying to build?
Praise for Beat The Rain
Semi-Finalist, Goodreads Choice Awards
Best Debut Author
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.