The Day Of The Accident

Day of the Accident

How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Penguin Books

Previously reviewed by the same author:
My Sister’s Bones

Synopsis:

They say you killed…But What If They’re Wrong?

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?

Thoughts:

I really enjoyed My Sister’s Bones from Nuala Ellwood, so when I found out that she was bringing out another book, I got on and requested it. I’m thrilled I got the opportunity to read it, because I thought it was a brilliant thriller, that really kept me turning the pages.

The book starts with Maggie waking up in hospital. She’s been in a coma for a few months and is understandably very confused. She finds out that her darling daughter Elspeth died in a car accident but she has absolutely no recollection of what happened. She’s determined to speak to her husband, Sean, to find out exactly what happened to her. However, he has been missing since the day of Elspeth’s funeral. Something doesn’t sit right with Maggie and she’s keen to find out what’s been going on. She can’t rely on her memory though…

This book was such a page-turner. It’s one of those highly frustrating books though where I don’t want to say too much in the review. It should be experienced for yourself. That would definitely make more of an impact. I can’t even tell you about the characters as if I did that, then that would ruin the story too. Just know that they are fascinating and some quite horrifying. It was really an unsettling read that got under my skin. It’s a story that will stay with me for a while…

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Another excellent read from Nuala Ellwood!

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