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One Split Second

by Caroline Bond

Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on One Split Second

Emotionally haunting, dramatic and provocative, yet ultimately this is a novel full of hope. On the day the car collides with a wall, five sets of parents attend hospital not knowing if their child has survived. What follows isn’t an easy read emotionally as death, turmoil and loss features heavily, but… but… I was completely gripped and couldn’t stop turning the pages. Caroline Bond introduces the characters perfectly, I immediately felt as though I knew everyone. The interplay feels so very real and as the book skips backwards and forwards again, understanding of the personalities, relationships, and secrets seeped into my awareness. There is a thoughtful balance to this novel, no judgement is made by the author, rather she encourages contemplation. The drama sweeps across the stage, the readability factor is huge, and still One Split Second is full of empathy and compassion, earning it a place as a LoveReading Book of the Month. 

Liz Robinson

One Split Second Synopsis

The final goodbye is the hardest…

When a car carrying five teenagers home from a party crashes into a brick wall, the consequences are devastating – not just for the young people directly involved, but also for their families, their friends and the wider community.

No one escapes unscathed, but some are more deeply scarred than others and one of the group will not survive. In their grief and confusion, those left behind question who was to blame for the accident, and what price they will pay.

A haunting and emotionally affecting novel of love and loyalty, grief and forgiveness.

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One Split Second Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A car carrying 5 teenagers crashes. Who was driving? Why did the crash happen? Will the families ever learn the truth? Full review

Carolyn Fraser

An absolutely fabulous read gripped me from the very first page to the last. Would highly recommend, thoroughly enjoyed it. Full review

Caroline Highy

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ISBN: 9781838951078
Publication date: 04/06/2020
Publisher: Corvus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838951078
Publication date: 4th June 2020
Author: Caroline Bond
Publisher: Corvus
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,

About Caroline Bond

Caroline Bond was born in Scarborough and studied English at Oxford University before working as a market researcher for 25 years. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds Trinity University, and lives in Leeds with her husband and three children. @Bond2Caroline

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