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THE ACCIDENT [Kindle Edition]

C.L. Taylor
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"An ominous atmosphere, a tense tale of past and present colliding, and a narrator whom no-one believes: this book is a delight." Alex Marwood

‘Utterly compelling. I could not put this gripping, heart-stopping page-turner down’ Rowan Coleman

‘Twisty, dark and utterly compelling’ Lucy Diamond

‘I was gripped from start to finish. Everyone should read this book!’ Lucy Robinson

‘This fast, twisty psychological thriller has suspense on every page!’ Paula Daly

‘Gripping and terrifying’ Julie Cohen

‘One of the best books I've read in ages – the tension never lets up until the final pages. Page-turning suspense ratcheted up with every new scene. Sub-plots woven in effortlessly. Brilliant – my heart was racing as I drew nearer and nearer to the ending.‘ Mel Sherratt

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Fast-paced and suspenseful The Accident is perfect for fans of Before I Go to Sleep, Gone Girl and Sophie Hannah.

A gripping psychological thriller about the deadly secrets your children can keep …

Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma she is forced to face a very dark reality.

Retracing her daughter’s steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte’s diary and is forced to head deep into Charlotte’s private world. In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter and she’s forced to look further, into the depths of her own past.

Sue will do anything to protect her daughter. But what if she is the reason that Charlotte is in danger?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 469 KB
  • Print Length: 395 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007540035
  • Publisher: Avon (10 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (731 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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CL Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. Born in Worcester, she studied for a degree in Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle then moved to London to work in medical publishing. After two years she moved to Brighton where she worked as a graphic designer, web developer and instructional designer over the course of 13 years. She currently works as a Distance Learning Design and Development manager for a London university. She credits Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected' for her love of a dark, twisted tale.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic and gripping 28 Aug 2014
I bought this book as I was struggling to sleep and I thought having something to read a few pages of every night would ease me into a peaceful slumber, well I've had the book 3 days and I've read the whole thing. I could not put it down and after reading 3-4 chapters for 2 nights caved and read the rest today. This book is really well written in my opinion, it draws you in to the characters personalities from the first page, keeps you wanting to know more. I think it it portrays how one can be mentally manipulated so easily despite being strong and of sane mind. I will definitely be reading more from this author as I love her writing style, not to wordy but yet enough description to draw you in. I am very hard to please with books, if it isn't good from the start I struggle to get through the first few pages and it gathers dust somewhere. My only issue is now I have nothing to help me wind down for a good nights sleep
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breath taking! 16 Jun 2014
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When I started this book I didn't know what to expect, as I hadn't read a blurb or a review prior to reading...for a little while I was a bit lost, I hadn't put two and two together relating to the two different stories, and then when the penny dropped it was like a light bulb moment!

The last ten chapters I read on the train on the way into work and several times I audibly gasped!!!

A brilliant, brilliant book! Can't recommend it enough!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing! 28 April 2014
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Where do I start with this book? The synopsis really interested me, and once I started it, I literally could not put this down. The writing instantly grips you, you get sucked into the mystery. This book reminded me of 'Before I go to Sleep' by S J Watson, another book which I love, I hope 'The Accident' gets as much recognition as that one.

The story focuses on Sue's search to answer the question of why Charlotte felt so bad that she stepped out in front of a bus. The writing is absolutely superb, all the characters were great, especially Sue, you really get how she is feeling, and the rationale behind her thoughts.

Intertwined with this, are the journal entries from Sue 20 years ago, which talks about her relationship with James, and helps you understand why Sue is reacting the way she is to her current crisis. Due to this, I found myself constantly questioning if some of Sue's thoughts were just paranoia due to her past, or if she is understanding everything perfectly, when those around her don't. C L Taylor keeps you guessing, and I love it.

This book is just, simply amazing. One of my absolute favourites of all time. OK, I'll stop gushing now, just go buy it!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very absorbing tale! 29 July 2014
By KellyF
I knew I'd like this novel from the moment I read the blurb, it was my kind of read and it didn't disappoint.

Sue's story, past and present, is cleverly weaved through alternate chapters. I warmed to the protagonist immediately. She felt very real and three dimensional. I could see that she'd been through a lot and was intrigued to find out more about her past and how she'd resolve the mystery of her comatose daughter's accident.

I found the plot very engaging, and I enjoyed the twists and tenterhook moments at the end of most chapters. Although the book did have a couple of humorous moments, it's essentially a psychological thriller.

This novel was recommended to me by a friend on Facebook. It's my first Cally Taylor read and it certainly won't be my last. Quite possibly one of the best books I've read this year. I really enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut 2 Jun 2014
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Couldn't put this down. Very well written and weaves two stories together throughout the book. Looking forward to the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a gripping story 29 May 2014
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the book develops very well, as the writer sees into her daughter's life, and how her past has affected it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I thought I knew the guy she based this on! 28 May 2014
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Spookily like a person I used to know that put a friend through hell. I have been a victim of domestic violence and felt that the lady that wrote this was writing from experience. A gripping and emotional book with very believable characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 26 May 2014
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An innocent youthful relationship turns abusive, 20 years on the victims family falls apart slowly after her daughter suffers a serious accident! The victim, now a wife and mother desperately searches for answers to her daughters secrets, whilst her family start to believe she's only just clinging onto her mental health.
An enjoyable read, but the ending seemed rushed from traumatic climax, to calm, in the real world with the characters involved I'm sure the impact and implications would of been more substantial.
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