|By||Nigel Jay Cooper|
After witnessing a fatal car accident, a homeless man wanders the streets of Brighton, trying to ignore the new, incessant voice inside his head. But he cant forget the crash, can’t get the face of the woman cradling her dying husband out of his mind. She stared into his eyes, his soul. He has to find her. Is Dan mentally ill or has he really been possessed by the spirit of Natalie’s dead husband, Joe? If he hasn’t, why does she let him into her home so easily? Does she have secrets of her own? The Pursuit of Ordinary is a twisting tale of modern life and mental health where nothing is what it seems…
Nigel is an author, father, businessman, ginger-dog owner and sometimes-runner. He co-founded global social media agency Qube Media and previously worked as a writer and editor for Channel 4 Television. His first book Beat the Rain has fast become a bestseller on Roundfire Books and was Semi-Finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 for Best Debut Author. Nigel lives in Brighton, UK.
Netgalley: When Natalie’s husband, Joe dies in her arms after a horrific car accident, his spirit enters Dan, a homeless man standing nearby. But how can Dan convince Natalie that he’s not a fraud and her dead husband can live on through his memories? … It will also keep you guessing until the very end; quite simply put, it is superb!
Netgalley: I read Beat the Rain and loved it but the Pursuit of Ordinary went above and beyond my expectations, in a good way! Eloquently written and beautifully paints images in the mind. The Pursuit of Ordinary is set to be one of the best books of 2018.
Goodreads: What an emotional read this was. Nigel’s portrayal of the characters, and his analysis of homelessness and mental health issues is compelling and at the same time caring. The book keeps you guessing from start to finish and you cannot help but feel for the characters, get involved in their lives as their relationships unfold. They could be one of your friends or the couple next door. This is one of those books you can not put down. Another amazing book, very well done.