Sunday, September 18, 2022

Review: The Accident by Daniel Hurst @dhurstbooks

The Accident

by Daniel Hurst

Published: July 3, 2022

Publisher: Inkubator Books

Genre: Psychological Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction


One moment. Three lives changed forever.

Single mum Anni would do anything for her little boy, Tobi, he is the center of her world. So she is utterly devastated when Tobi is run over and killed by drunk driver, Carl.

Anni hates Carl for what he’s done and takes some comfort from the lengthy prison sentence he is serving. But she can’t live on hate and after a time spent grieving for her son, Anni returns to work and tries to move on with her life. She is lonely without Tobi and glad to make a new friend, Jo.

But Jo has a secret. She is connected to the fatal accident in a way that Anni never suspects. And Jo is determined that Anni will never discover the awful truth about what really happened that day.

As the two women grow closer, Anni begins to feel that her new friend is keeping something from her.

A terrible suspicion begins to dawn and Anni starts to dig deeper into Jo’s past. Will she discover the horrifying truth? Or will she find out just how far some people go to cover up their mistakes…

Three people. One accident. And several shocking twists…

The Accident – the stunning psychological thriller from the author of The Passenger and The New Friends.

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My Review:

The Accident tells the story of three different people and is told from each of their points of view. It tells how their lives are intertwined after a tragic accident that result in the death of a little boy that was only seven years old. We get to see the story through each character's point of view. We get to know how this accident affected their lives.

The Accident is a very intense read that didn’t pull any stops when it came to making me feel what the characters were experiencing and feeling. Once I picked it up I couldn’t take my eyes off those pages. It was like watching a movie and you're sitting there just waiting for the next scene or event to take place. The suspense is so intense and strong as it pulls you deeper and deeper into its depths.

Anni and her little boy, Tobi is on their way home from a birthday party for one of Tobi’s friends. Anni and Tobi are walking home and enjoying the day and just being outside.

Anni is holding Tobi’s hand until she is distracted at the same time his hand slips out of hers as his balloon goes flying away. Tobi chases his balloon out into the traffic. Anni’s life is never the same from that day forth.

After Anni goes back to work she meets Jo, a woman who seems to be just as distraught as herself. Something is upsetting Jo tremendously and being the person she is Anni decides to be her friend. Anni really needs a friend at the moment as she is all alone now.

She probably is thinking that Jo could use a friend as well. Anni needs someone she can talk to about what happened to Tobi. But then Anni starts to notice that something is not quite right about Jo. It feels like she is hiding something. What could she be hiding?

The Accident has lots of big twists that keep popping up page after page. It kept me in suspense from beginning to end. And speaking of endings that is one ending that I definitely never saw coming I was astonished but not really surprised. I think that The Accident would make a great Netflix series.

While The Accident was the first book by Daniel Hurst that I have read I don’t expect it to be the last. I do believe that The Accident was one of the best books that I have read this year. I can’t wait to see what else this author has to offer.

I highly, highly recommend The Accident to all fans of mysteries, thrillers, and Psychological thrillers! Grab your copy of The Accident today for one of the best psychological thrillers of all time! 

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