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A sharp, dramatic and thrilling tale, prepare the edge of your seat as you might be spending some time there! Maggie wakes to living nightmare, her daughter died in the accident that placed Maggie in a coma, her husband has disappeared, and Maggie remembers nothing about the incident. The prologue in Crown Court, immediately sets the scene and encourages intrigue to run amok. The first few chapters, so short, yet so full of tension ensured my brain tasted and tested every word as I read. Nuala Ellwood intricately sews little pieces of information into the pages, just waiting for you to discover them. Letters appear every few chapters, heart-aching moments in time. I existed in two spaces, part of me just reading and thoroughly enjoying the story, the other exploring and examining thoughts and feelings in detail. Day of the Accident slams with impact, gave my brain a huge workout and is a thoroughly captivating read.
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?
Closing date: 31/07/2020
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A superb thriller that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat while turning every page Full review
A good plot and grips the reader from the first page. Full review
Only pick up this book if you have nothing to do for 24 hours. You will hug your child a little bit tighter after reading it. Powerful and compelling writing. Full review
A gripping book of unexpected twists which conjures up a rollercoaster of emotions in the reader! Gripping from start to end. Full review
If you are looking for a book to keep you up at night – this is the one. If you are looking for the great plot twist – there isn’t only one plot twist… Full review
Absolutely brilliant - exciting, clever, it deserves to be a bestseller -- Priscilla Masters
Twisty and unpredictable. Kept me guessing until the end -- Karen Cleveland, author of 'Need to Know'
This book will take all your expectations and upend them, making you question everything you thought you knew -- Emma Kavanagh
A raw, shocking, and serpentine mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end -- Nicolas Obregon, author of 'Blue Light Yokohama'
Gripping, engrossing and surprising at every turn -- Rowan Coleman Grabbed me on the first page and didn't let go - Woman and Home
The Day of the Accident had me gasping for breath and on the verge of tears from the get-go. Twisty, haunting, and completely heart-wrenching, you won't breathe until you've turned the very last page. -- Carolyn Jess-Cooke
A clever, twisty plot that takes psychological mind games to a new level. Nuala Ellwood has done it again! -- Jane Corry
Compelling and intriguing, right from the very first page -- Sharon Bolton Memorable, jaw-dropping - Sunday Times
A stunning book. Compelling, unsettling and powerful -- C. L. Taylor -
Publication date: 21/02/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||21st February 2019|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Classic crime,|
Nuala Ellwood was chosen as one of the Observer's 'New Faces of Fiction 2017' for her first thriller, the bestselling My Sister's Bones. Nuala teaches Creative Writing at York St John University, and lives in the city with her young son.More About Nuala Ellwood