The Accident by Gillian Jackson
Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Expected publication: January 27th 2020 by Sapere Books
About the Book:
England, February 2018: ‘The Beast from the East’ – a deadly combination of below-freezing temperatures, torrential rain and flurries of snow – has swept across the British Isles. Most people are merely inconvenienced by it, but for some, the deadly storm will change their lives forever. With the icy conditions on the roads making navigating rush hour more perilous than ever, it only takes a moment for an accident to occur. Hannah Graham wakes up in hospital, suffering a life-changing injury – but she has no memory of the crash. Joe Parker escapes the accident but the person he loves most is not so lucky. Alan and Cassie Jones receive the worst news a parent can imagine a few hours after the collision. Three families have been affected, but who was to blame? As they struggle to piece their lives back together, can anything good come out of something so devastating?
I liked the premise of this book and it was a short read so I read it in one sitting...BUT the characters didn't have time to be fully developed and I wish there was more to Timmy's parents story. The plot was a pretty good one and I loved the character of Hannah as she shows that even when people hurt you that you can reach within your soul and find forgiveness and do the right thing...kudos for the author for creating a lovable character.
I thought the ending was somewhat flat and the epilogue seemed unnecessary as it did not add much to the story line and it didn’t have much substance. As this book is touted as a thriller I was disappointed to find it was more of women's fiction kind of story and I don't know why publishers insist on adding blurbs such as "a heart stopping domestic thriller" as this book was neither. It doesn't mean it was a bad book, I was just expecting something else.
Thank you NetGalley, Gillian Jackson and Sapere Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.