The Accident

The Accident

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Glen Carver is left with a daughter to raise and a head full of questions when his wife dies in a drunk-driving accident, one that she caused. Sheila wasn't a drinker. Sheila wasn't even supposed to be on the road where she died. If Carver is going to find out what really happened to his wife, he's going to have to seek a truth that could get him killed. If he's going to protect their daughter, he'll have to go even further.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, c2011
ISBN: 9781441804280
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 11 compact discs (12.5 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Berkrot, Peter

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maipenrai
Apr 08, 2013

** stars. The accident refers to the puzzling death of the protagonist's wife when she was supposedly driving while intoxicated. To this is added the selling of fake purses, prescriptions drugs, construction supplies and more. It ends up with too many people killing too many other people for too many reasons for me. I admit the end was a surprise, but the middle was way to busy for my preference... new author for me - can't recommend.

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dorothyalmas
Sep 02, 2012

I enjoyed the novel and spent many hours going from one disc to the next so obviously it kept me interested. I think there were a few too many incidents in total though and I was left feeling It had gone 'over the top' D

mayfairlady Apr 12, 2012

never a dull moment in this one
narration is good

Cdnbookworm Nov 04, 2011

As usual, Linwood Barclay delivers a fast-moving thriller. Themes in this book are around the economic downtown and people caught between rising costs and either stagnant or decreasing incomes. There are many accidents in this book, and many aren't accidents at all. The first accident is one whose aftermath is witnessed by two women tourists making their way to the garment district in NYC looking for deals. They are also among the first victims as they end up in the wrong place at the wrong time (another theme).
We are then taken by to our main character Glen Garber, a building contractor whose wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to be able to offer assistance to him at work. The couple have an 8-year-old daughter, Kelly. When Sheila dies in an accident that doesn't fit with her character for Glen, he can't let go of it. Barclay's characters are ordinary people like you and me, and that is what adds to the intensity of his books. People, even ordinary good people, aren't always what they seem, and you don't always know them as well as you think you do.
There are many twists and turns, when you think you have things figured out and then new information shows you don't. A great, intense, page-turner that also makes a commentary on the current situation many people find themselves in.

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amyback
Sep 01, 2011

This was an exciting read. it was my first time for this author, the story is intricately plotted and well written. It's a no put downer - i recommended to a friend who loved it as well.
a great thriller, intriguing concept and very topical.
One character became slightly far-fetched but over all very enjoyable

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