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The Accident
The Accident
Author: Linwood Barclay
It’s the new normal at the Garber household in Connecticut: Glen, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job. — But she should have been home by now. — Waiting for Sheila’s return, with their eight-...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553807189
ISBN-10: 0553807188
Publication Date: 8/9/2011
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed The Accident on + 797 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A real page turner! Definitely one of Barclay's best-and that is saying alot. I could not put this one down! With all the twists, it kept me guessing to the end! Well done!
23dollars avatar reviewed The Accident on + 432 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I read this book for this month's "Thriller" theme in my online book club, The Reading Cove. It had me at hello - the prologue was crisp, engaging and witty.

I enjoyed the alternating points-of-view, mainly first person through Glen's experience, but we also got third person with some of the other characters, which gave the story a nice balance.

Set in bad economic times with themes of middle class people turning to selling knock off purses, prescription drugs, etc. to make ends meet, I was guessing right up until the end, but the story did feel like it went on a little bit longer than necessary. But all in all, THE ACCIDENT was a very intelligent, well put together page-turner! B+
jdyinva avatar reviewed The Accident on + 408 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What a winner! I enjoyed this book from first page to last. I've enjoyed all of Barclay's novels but think this one is hands down the best. Highly recommended.
reviewed The Accident on + 2762 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Barclay is right up there with Patterson! If you read one good book this year---make it this one!

From page 1 to the very last page will keep you turning the pages as the story unfolds and the twists and turns start, by the last few pages another turn will hit you that you're not expecting.
Chocoholic avatar reviewed The Accident on + 291 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Stephen King listed this book as one of his "must-reads" for the summer, so naturally I had to read it. This book defies description, really. It is a thriller that will keep you awake at night and turning the pages, unable to put it down. I've never read one of Mr. Barclay's books before, but this will not be the last I read. It starts when Sheila, the wife of a building contractor is killed in a car accident deemed to be her fault for DUI which also kills two other people. Her husband doesn't believe that she could have done this and sets out to find out what really happened to her. Along the way, he encounters corrupt police, counterfeiting rings, prostitution, and murder. Just read this book. Trust me on this.
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