Troubador Rain Town

Released: 28/03/2019

ISBN: 9781789016833

eISBN: 9781789019360

Format: Paperback/eBook

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‘“Is there anyone there?” he tentatively enquired at the shadows. There was no response. Must have been a cat he thought. His pulse calmed and he wiped the sweat from his brow. The young thief turned away from the alley and the road and once more urged his feet to move on. 
What are you doing little boy?” commanded a booming voice from the alleyway.

Sidney Rain is an ordinary man with an ordinary job in an ordinary town. Except for the fact that sometimes at night he dresses up as a superhero and heads out living his fantasy. But he’s putting on weight, about to lose his job and he’s generally not feeling particularly super at all.

Stanley Rain is Sidney’s 12 year old son. He’s an ordinary boy with ordinary friends at an ordinary school. But that school is being taken over by a local entrepreneur and is changing for the worst. And Stanley is not going to let that happen without a fight.

When a mysterious theft takes place, Stanley and his friends will need to turn detective to help save their school. And after being fired at work by his new boss, Sidney will need his friends to help save his soul.

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A lovely and enjoyable book that can be appreciated by younger and older reader.
I liked the well written and fleshed out characters, I laughed out loud more than once, and the plot kept me hooked till the last page.

A very good book, highly recommended!

by Anna Maria


This novel is a wonderful and exciting debut from author, Andy Donaldson!

The plot was intriguing and exciting and very well paced with no slow parts and I particularly liked the author’s portrayal of the characters. The interaction between the three school-friends, twelve-year-old Stanley Rain, Chloe Scott and Billy Bathurst was a delight. Also worth a mention was the way in which Sidney Rain, (Stanley’s dad,) Bobby Bathurst (father of Billy) and Terry Funk bonded when they all found themselves in the same situation as one another.

As well as being rich in wit and humour, “Rain Town” highlights some important issues for the reader about communication, morals and friendship in the modern world.

I wholeheartedly recommend this novel to both adults and older children and I hope to read more of Andy Donaldson’s novels in the future.

by Bridget


I just love a book that is full of adventure mystery and takes you on a journey, and this book did just that for me.

The plot was exciting the whole way through, it didn't fall flat in places and kept me reading; I finished it in one sitting.

The author was very good at writing humour, his wit, sarcasm and intelligence really shone through for me.

by Karis


Rain Town is a quirky and imaginative mystery story. The plot is well paced and engaging, twisting and turning through the storyline with wit and humour. This is a great book for younger readers - the story gives attention to the importance of standing up for what you believe in and the power of uniting friendship, both as a kid and as an adult, as well as being fun, charming and characterful. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to all ages, especially kids about to start reading on their own and eager for a mystery adventure!

by Bookworm96


Andy Donaldson

Writer of Rain Town.

Delivering History lessons by day and writing during spare time at night....


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"This one has a villain called Nigel in it too..."
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