The Accident: A Thriller
Glen Garber, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job. But she should have been home by now. With their eight-year-old daughter sleeping soundly, Glen soon... show more
Glen Garber, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job. But she should have been home by now. With their eight-year-old daughter sleeping soundly, Glen soon finds his worst fears confirmed: Sheila and two others have been killed in a car accident. Grieving and in denial, Glen resolves to investigate the accident himself—and begins to uncover layers of lawlessness beneath the placid surface of their Connecticut suburb, secret after dangerous secret behind the closed doors. Propelled into a vortex of corruption and illegal activity, pursued by mysterious killers, and confronted by threats from neighbors he thought he knew, Glen must take his own desperate measures and go to terrifying new places in himself to avenge his wife and protect his child.
Publish date: March 27th 2012
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Yet another brilliant, fast-paced read from Barclay. Great characters, plot and writing :-)
I've read all of Barclay's books to date, and was really looking forward to enjoying this latest offering. As with all of Barclay's books, you are immediately drawn into the story and characters. There were a lot of main characters in this book, but they all interacted perfectly until some of their ...
It took me a while to get into the story but in the end it was a surprising twist and everything made sense.
Now this was a great mystery! As I was reading I kept changing my mind about who dunnit, but I never did figure it out. Gotta love the ones that surprise you!
Another winner from Linwood Barclay. This book sucked me in from page one and I felt it was different from any of his previous books. Absolutely loved it!