A well-written thriller. 3/5 stars.
The blurb: 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.
There is a lot that Sue doesn’t know about Charlotte’s life. But then there’s a lot that Charlotte doesn’t know about Sue’s…
I’ve wanted to read something by C. L. Taylor for a while. The Accident, her first published novel (2014), is an impressive debut. This is a gripping thriller which zips along at a good pace. There’s nothing particularly original in it but, at it’s best, the book reminded me of some of the best thrillers I’ve seen and read, particularly Sleeping with the Enemy.