Day of the Accident

Day of the Accident


They say you killed...


Sixty seconds after she wakes from a coma, Maggie's world is torn apart.

The police tell her that her daughter Elspeth is dead. That she drowned when the car Maggie had been driving plunged into the river. Maggie remembers nothing.

When Maggie begs to see her husband Sean, the police tell her that he has disappeared. He was last seen on the day of her daughter's funeral.

What really happened that day at the river?

Where is Maggie's husband?

And why can't she shake the suspicion that somewhere, somehow, her daughter is still alive?

Our Review

Day of the Accident will leave you breathless. I was in a bit of a book slump prior to reading this but this definitely brought me out of it. I didn’t see the twists coming despite reading many books from this genre recently.

There were several times I thought I had everything all figured out, but I was wrong.

The protagonist, Maggie wakes after being in a coma for ten weeks following a car accident which killed her ten-year-old daughter. When Maggie wakes up she has no memory of the day of the accident or of what happened to her daughter.

“Someone is missing. Someone should be here…The name is in my head but it won’t form on my lips. The most important name. The most important person in my life and I can’t get it out.”

Maggie can’t understand why she left Elspeth in the car let alone why it was locked.

“I can’t accept what they are telling me. I would know if she were dead. I would feel it in my bones. There would be a sense of finality, a full stop. No, they are wrong Elspeth got out of the car. She wandered off and now she is out there somewhere, lost and afraid. I can feel it.”

To top it all of her husband, Sean disappeared six weeks ago, cleared out the bank account and got rid of their house so she has no home, no family and no possessions.

How can she begin to find out what happened when she has no place to start from?

The letters within the book are a stroke of genius but one I can’t talk about without revealing spoilers.

Day of the Accident is an enthralling read and the best one of its kind I have read for a while. I read it all in one day, she is a very talented writer. Expect the unexpected.

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