A drunk-driving accident hides more than one dark secret in No. 1 bestseller Linwood Barclay's latest gripping thriller.
Glen Barber isn't the only person in the small town of Milford with things on his mind. The recession has been bad for his construction business, especially after a mysterious fire destroys one of his buildings. But everyone else in Milford seems to have problems too, as the financial pressures begin to pinch. Glen's troubles, however, are about to escalate to a whole new level. His wife Sheila has her own plans for getting them out of their financial jam, but these come to an abrupt halt when her car is found at the scene of a drunk-driving accident that took three lives. Not only is she dead, but it appears she was the cause of the accident. Suddenly Glen has to deal with a potent mixture of emotions: grief at the loss of his wife, along with anger at her reckless behaviour that leaves their young daughter motherless. If only he could convince himself that Sheila wasn't responsible for the tragedy - but as he looks deeper into the circumstances and begins to realise just how many secrets lurk behind Milford's idyllic facade, he may have to face something much, much worse...
A fast moving thriller with a plethora of twists and turns... The Accident features dodgy handbag sales, shoddy construction work and a host of secret villains. Great fun! THE BOOKSELLER Barclay is such an old pro that you feel he can now write these terrific thrillers standing on his head. His great talent is to infuse the most everyday things - the theme of this novel is the business of knock-off designer bags - with extraordinary menace. -- Carla McKay DAILY MAIL Barclay excels at unnerving the middle classes THE GUARDIAN Once again, Linwood Barclay proves himself the master of pressure cooker suspense: using economic hardship and strained family relations, he tightens the screws on an already tense situation. Fraught characters encourage sympathy as they fight for their lives and a credible plot hook - the selling of pirated goods - makes this a nail-biting read with an unguessable twist. -- Christopher Fowler FINANCIAL TIMES
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