The Accident

  • by Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Glen Barber isn't the only person in the small town of Milford with things on his mind. The recession has been bad for his construction business, especially after a mysterious fire destroys one of his buildings. But everyone else in Milford seems to have problems too, as the financial pressures begin to pinch.
Glen's troubles, however, are about to escalate to a whole new level. His wife Sheila has her own plans for getting them out of their financial jam, but these come to an abrupt halt when her car is found at the scene of a drunk-driving accident that took three lives. Not only is she dead, but it appears she was the cause of the accident.
Suddenly Glen has to deal with a potent mixture of emotions: grief at the loss of his wife, along with anger at her reckless behaviour that leaves their young daughter motherless. If only he could convince himself that Sheila wasn't responsible for the tragedy - but as he looks deeper into the circumstances and begins to realise just how many secrets lurk behind Milford's idyllic facade, he may have to face something much, much worse...


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Gripping thriller

Another fantastic thriller from Linwood Barclay! Completely gripping with convincing narration. The only thing hat stopped me giving this five stars is the frustration I sometimes felt with the main character Glen who seems a little slow at realising what's going on!
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- Michelle

Suspend belief and enjoy the story

Linwood Barclay is a master creator of nightmare scenarios for his characters and taking his readers on a roller-coaster of shocks and red herrings before the final resolution. In this book Glen Barber's wife dies in the accident of the title, but the circumstances are very strange. Other unexpected accidents and deaths occur and the listener is drawn into a web of deceit and intrigue that certainly kept me listening. There are many threads to the story and numerous characters, the names of which take some concentration to keep track of, but the reader is very good and his use of different voices helps to identify who is speaking.
Like many thrillers the body count defies credibility, but all in all it's a great story, however unbelievable.
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- Kirstine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-08-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited