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Book Review of The Accident

The Accident
The Accident
Author: Chris Pavone
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Hardcover
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Isabel Reed is an aging literary agent, past her career prime in the fast-moving world of publishing. She receives a hard copy manuscript of "The Accident," written by an anonymous author. The seemingly credible tale is an unauthorized biography and expose of Charlie Wolfe, a wealthy and powerful media mogul. The revelations in the book are so shocking that Wolfe and perhaps even the US government is willing to kill to prevent its publication.

The Accident is a story that takes place in one day, told in chapters that focus on a particular character (or characters, when their paths cross). Once the players are introduced in the first few chapters, the story really takes off as Isabel find herself in a cat and mouse chase with would-be assailants, with few allies in the double-crossing world of publishing. I did think that the pace lagged a bit during the third part of the book, but Isabel is a clever protagonist and Pavone keeps some surprises for the end.

Fans of The Expats and thriller readers will enjoy this one


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