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The Rain

By: B. B. Thomas
Narrated by: Tom Petty,Catrin Walker-Booth,Katy Sobey
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Summary

A taut psychological thriller that will keep listeners guessing all the way to the end....

Rob and Emma have made a fresh start, moving away from London and back to her hometown. With their baby daughter Sophie, their family is complete.

Until one night, Rob arrives home from a late shift to find baby Sophie crying and on her own. Frantically, he searches the house and surroundings, but Emma has disappeared without a trace.

Rob is distraught. Emma couldn’t abandon their child - could she?

As rumours spread around the village, Rob uncovers secrets about Emma’s past life that shake his foundations about the woman he thought he married.

And when suspicion is cast on him, he must take desperate action to find out what happened to Emma. The question is, does he know his wife well enough to uncover the truth?

©2020 Darren O'Sullivan (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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very well read gripping to the end.dialigue v good

very well read with 2 voices .gripping until the end will recommend .
excellent.no hint of how it would end.

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Riveting Read

Fast paced story well presented, twists and turns, a whole days read! Would definitely recommend!

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Great story!

I really enjoyed listening to The Rain and often found myself giving in to one more chapter before bed! Loved it.

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Brilliant

I could not stop listening! Great plot, characters and ending. I look forward to more of the same

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Loved it!

Loved this. Great book, kept me guessing to the end. Loved it all. I was totally invested I t he characters but didn’t see the twists in the plot coming.

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A good listen

I enjoyed it, narrators were well spoken and very easy to listen to. I loved the storyline.

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Not taut & definitely doesn’t keep you guessing!

I tried to like this book, but Rob is a complete wet lettuce! Ridiculous decisions… to the point I almost stopped listening!

The book became predictable from the minute a certain character enters the story.. although I did think they were someone else from Ems past. The description of taut psychological thriller is definitely over sold, it certainly didn’t keep me guessing!

I spent most of the last 25.% of the book rolling my eyes and saying under my breath, what an idiot!

Two stars because I did actually finish it!

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The last few chapters are a chilling ride!!

Wow!

The Rain follows Rob, Emma and their little girl Sophie.

One night when Rob arrives home to find Sophie crying and Emma missing he fears the worst.. why would she leave Sophie like this… why would she not talk to him.

When the police arrive to help find his missing wife there’s speculation maybe Emma has just runaway, unhappy with her life… but Rob can’t accept that.

I’m trying to keep this spoiler free so let’s just say an event occurs that will shake Rob to the core.

Rob spirals and starts to look deeper into his wife’s past..there’s a secret she was running from but why? And what’s it got to do with her disappearance? Why now?

As Rob tries to come to terms with recent events and taking care of his daughter he builds a great friendship with Emma’s parents and together it seems like Rob might be able to move on a little..and he even starts to make a new friend…

But soon suspicion lands on him for Emma’s disappearance and with the police scrutinising his every move some of the things he’s done don’t look good… but things aren’t right..things have been twisted..but by who? And why? It’s not looking good for Rob.

The last few chapters are a chilling ride for the reader as the author puts the pieces together for Rob and the truth revealed.

When it comes to the plot I frigging loved this, very tense and chilling with twists along the way. Towards the end you are just waiting for that truth to be revealed and it’s very much the WOW moment but if I’m honest the whole story was a WOW moment for me.

I quite enjoy and audible book but truth be told my mind wanders a lot if I’m not reading a physical book so an author actually needs to work hard to grab my attention and this story certainly did, couldn’t put it down and it even led me to enjoy some of the housework like ironing and cleaning as it was the perfect time to put the headphones in and shut off from life for a little ha.

Narration wise I felt it worked so well. There was emotion and depth to the voices which perfectly suited the tail and it certainly added to the tense theme of the tale.

Very much a 5* from me and highly recommended to anyone who enjoys an audible tale.

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A great read

Great read. Plenty of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Very well read by the actors

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Loved the 3 narrators

Enjoyed everything about this book, except for some of the tense foibles, such as, "was sat" (instead of sitting) so annoying.

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