Accidents Happen

  • by Louise Millar
  • Narrated by Clare Corbett
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How many times, when things go wrong, have you said to yourself 'Why me?' Some people seem to have more than their fair share of bad luck, and Kate Parker is one of them. So when Kate and her ten-year-old son Jack move to Oxford to start a new life, Kate is determined that events of the past will not come back to haunt them. Despite the suffocating support she receives from her overbearing in-laws, she starts to feel threatened. Somehow her comfortable family home doesn't feel quite safe - it's almost as though someone is watching them.
A chance meeting with a charming Oxford professor helps to convince her that she can overcome her fears, and that she and Jack can start to live a normal life once again. But just when she feels happier than she's felt in years, a shocking revelation blows all of their lives apart.

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A compulsive listen

I loved Louise Millar's debut so was really looking forward to listening to this, her second novel and it didn't disappoint. Although at times it did get a little silly and unbelievable the plot moved so quickly that I didn't have time to linger over the slightly ridiculous elements! I was absolutely hooked throughout and found that I was listening constantly throughout the day. I thought the portrayal of a woman suffering from extreme anxiety was very well done as was the characterisation. Clare Corbett, as ever, narrated excellently, although her male characters were not quite as believable as the female ones. A highly recommended listen.
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- Saffy

Tense and gripping but doesn't feel as dark as it

What made the experience of listening to Accidents Happen the most enjoyable?

The story builds up steadily reeling you in gently, leaving you wondering about the main character. Then suddenly something unexpected happens, making you re-evaluate and you see everything in a new light. The same goes for most of the characters - you only gradually find out about their personal baggage, what has happened in their lives and what makes them tick.The building up of tension was excellent.There were times when I actually jumped and shouted out loud.It is difficult to say more without giving anything away, but it is worth giving the story a bit of time to develop. A brilliant listen!.


What did you like best about this story?

The way the different characters unfolded was excellent.The twists in the plot at the end were great - I had not anticipated the ending at all, and usually you have a good idea of how the story is going to end.


What about Clare Corbett’s performance did you like?

I have always enjoyed stories read by.Clare Corbett and this was no exception. Pace and intonation are always brilliant.and characters felt real.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book dragged you right in: you could empathise with every character. I sometimes felt like shouting in frustration at something someone did - or even shouting a warning! It was scary enough for me not to listen in the dark!


Any additional comments?

I was at first worried that the story wasn't going to move on, and suddenly I found I was hooked. I was really pleased to have chosen this.

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- MRS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios