Review: The Accident by C.L. Taylor

Publication Date: 6th May 2014

(This ARC was provided by NetGalley)

Sue Jackson has the ideal home life with a perfect, loving family, but this all changes when her 15-year-old daughter, Charlotte, deliberately steps in front of a bus. With her daughter in a coma, Sue must delve into Charlotte's private life to discover why her daughter would want to take her own life. As she begins retracing Charlotte's steps, Sue is forced to look into her own horrifying past, a past she believed she had long buried. The Accident is an addictive, gripping testament to the great and terrible lengths a mother will go to to protect her daughter.

I was blown away by this novel. It's the best thriller I've read since Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The constant ups and downs and twists and turns had me on edge from the first chapter. It was captivating from the very beginning, which surprised me as I'd been expecting a slow-burning suspense novel. I was pleasantly surprised. The way in which the author built up momentum, only to pull the rug out from under my feet countless times, made for an exhilarating and unforgettable read. Just when you think you know where the story is heading, you find yourself being dragged further and further into a web of secrets and plot twists.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves a great thriller, particularly one that makes you do this:

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