Saturday, November 19, 2011
CBR III Review #113: The Accident by Linwood Barclay
Glen not believing that Shelia would ever get behind the wheel of the car while so intoxicated launches his own investigation and starts to unravel the neighborhoods deepest darkest secrets.
The Accident is a wonderful tightly paced mystery. It reminds me a lot of Harlan Coben's novels, just without the almost too witty dialogue (which I love). The only problem is the final reveal was a little hard to believe. The whole thing could have easily been avoided if a phone call had been put off a few hours (don't worry this sentence wont make sense until you reach the last few pages). I did enjoy the novel I just felt the last few chapters kept it from being one of my favorite books of 2012.
The Accident is reminiscent of the news story that occurred a few years back where a woman driving while apparently intoxicated caused an accident that killer her, the other drivers, and her children. I always felt horrible for the husband who claimed his wife was not the type to drink and drive and this story puts you directly in the husband's shoes.