Crying in the Rain by Debbie McGowanCrying in the Rain by Debbie McGowan

Crying in the Rain

byDebbie McGowan

Paperback | December 8, 2014

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For many years, Ade Simmons has been an outsider, trapped in an abusive relationship, seeking sanctuary in his job as a radio producer, and in the checklists he makes in an attempt to regain control of his sorry excuse of a life.Actor Kris Johansson is patient, gentle and passionate-everything that Ade's ex-boyfriend is not. When Kris takes a role in one of Ade's plays, the attraction is mutual and instant. It is the turning point for Ade. He can either stay on the same path, with Fergus-the bully who has repressed, used and isolated him from his friends and family-or he can look in the other direction, towards Kris-the handsome actor with family and friends who readily accept him.But Fergus will not give up his punchbag so easily-can Ade finally find the strength to fight back?
Title:Crying in the RainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.44 inPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Beaten Track PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910635219

ISBN - 13:9781910635216


Rated 1 out of 5 by from At least the cover's nice. I can't say I found the main characters unlikeable, because that would indicate they had some characteristic to make them so. Rather, I found the only defining characters of either of them to be the woes that had befallen them in their pasts. Other than that, they were just there, vapidly putting along. Written in third-person POV with an omniscient narrative, where in one sentence, we know Ade's thoughts, in the next Kris' and in the next, even Shaunna, the ex-wife's. I prefer a subjective narrative to focus on just one character's thoughts, or at least have a break in scene before switching to another character, so for me, I found the narrative of this book positively annoying. After painstakingly reading my way through this book, I finally finished the last chapter. I thought to myself that this was probably one of my least favourite reads in a decade. Then I read the epilogue. Garbage, plain and simple. In my opinion, it only served to make dissatisfactory read only plunge farther into the sea of dissatisfaction. The only thing I can say I liked about this book was the cover.
Date published: 2017-07-11