About the book
Deeply moving and compelling, The Rain Before it Falls is the story of three generations of one family riven by tragedy. When Rosamund, a reluctant bearer of family secrets, dies suddenly, a mystery is left for her niece Gill to unravel. Some photograph albums and tapes point towards a blind girl named Imogen whom no one has seen in twenty years. The search for Imogen and the truth of her inheritance becomes a shocking story of mothers and daughters and of how sadness, like a musical refrain, may haunt us down the years.
Reviewed by White Lion, Yateley Reading Group:
Mixed reactions. Intrigued by the authors decision to write as a woman. Disappointing ending. Extraneous character and subplots. Over-embroidered. Overall well written.
Star rating: **+