Title: The Accident
Author: Dawn Goodwin
Release Date: October 1, 2017
A tragic accident, an unbearable loss and a marriage in crisis – but who can she trust or is she all alone? A gripping, debut psychological thriller that will keep you hooked. Perfect for the fans of Paula Hawkins and S.J. Watson.
Veronica Pullman’s comfortable suburban life comes to a shuddering halt when her young daughter, Grace, tragically dies in a car accident.
Months later, unable to come to terms with her daughter’s death, detached from her husband and alienated from her friends and family, a chance encounter on a rainy street pushes her into an unlikely new friendship.
Scarlet is everything Veronica could’ve been: feisty, adventurous, unpredictable. But as she approaches what would have been Grace’s 10th birthday, it becomes clear to Veronica that the friendship she thought was saving her life could be costing her everything.
Consumed by grief and left questioning her own sanity, is there anyone she can really trust or is someone out to torment her as part of their twisted game?
This is another great thriller!
Veronica is an unreliable narrator, which makes her story all the more compelling. It’s difficult to tell when she’s telling the truth. Fairly early on, I could tell that things weren’t adding up, but I couldn’t be sure if I was wrong. There were also hints of someone else playing tricks on her, but it wasn’t clear who it was until the end.
I had figured out everything by the end but it was still an exciting story. Even though I could predict things that needed to be told at the end, I didn’t know how they would come out. (I don’t want to give spoliers but if you read the book, you’ll know what I’m referring to.)
There were clever hints as to what was happening to Veronica. There is one particular flashback to Grace that I really liked.
I enjoyed this story. I recommend it if you want to read a psychological thriller!
About the Author:
Dawn’s career has spanned PR, advertising and publishing. Now, she loves to write about the personalities hiding behind the masks, whether beautiful or ugly. Married, she lives in London with her two daughters and a British bulldog called Geoffrey.
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