The Accident, by C. L. Taylor is one of those books that I would NOT recommend reading in the dark, alone., in the middle of the night … I was tucked up under my duvet, glued to my Kindle at 3.30a.m., and I almost jumped out of my skin at every creak and sound of the night. At one stage, the bathroom window started to bang loudly, and my heart almost exploded! The Accident was a gripping read from start to finish. The author did a superb job of slowly building the tension, and demonstrating the frighteningly insidious hold, which a true psychopath can have over their victim.
The story revolves around Charlotte Jackson, who is in a coma as a result of being hit by a bus. At first, it seems like an accident, but nothing about this book is quite what it seems. It was difficult to know who to trust. Was the mother crazy? Was the father a pervert? Was it a genuine accident?
However, as the mother unravels, the real truth unravels with her. The mother has dark secrets from her past, which she has struggled for years to leave behind. However, she cannot confront the demons of the past until she faces the horror of the present, and both her past and present collide with horrifying consequences. I haven’t been gripped so much by a book since S.J. Watson’s “Before I go to Sleep” and Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”. The Accident is an absolute must read!
A gripping psychological thriller about the deadly secrets your children can keep …
Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma she is forced to face a very dark reality.
Retracing her daughter’s steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte’s diary and is forced to head deep into Charlotte’s private world. In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter and she’s forced to look further, into the depths of her own past.
Sue will do anything to protect her daughter. But what if she is the reason that Charlotte is in danger?