Friday, December 6, 2013

The Accident by Linwood Barclay

Glen's wife was killed in a car accident.  The autopsy showed she was way over the alcohol limit but Sheila was not a big drinker.  What happened?  Glen is sure that there is more to the accident than what is seems like. Their daughter, Kelly, goes to a sleepover and overhears the mother, Ann, on the phone.  The mother freaks because of what Kelly may have over heard. Ann is found dead the next day.  Two women in a small town in a few weeks.  This is suspicious.  Glen is going to find out what is going on - no matter what!

I have never read anything by this author before.  I really liked this story.  Once I got started I could not put the book down. I like how the story unfolded a little bit at a time eclipsing each person that Glen questions.

Synopsis from the author's site:

Milford, Connecticut, is a quiet, orderly place to live, a good place to bring up kids.  But people are beginning to feel the bite of financial hard times. Even decent, normally law-abiding folks have started getting a little creative when it comes to making ends meet.
For Glen Barber, the recession has been particularly bad for his construction business, especially after a mysterious fire destroyed one of his buildings.  But Glen’s troubles are about to escalate to a whole new level. His wife Sheila has her own plans for getting them out of their financial jam, plans that seem to involve a secret network of Milford’s wives and are about to pay off big-time.
And that’s when the accident happens…
Suddenly it looks as if the neighbors’ ‘get rich quick’ schemes are more likely to get you dead. Glen – no longer able to trust even the people he loves – must risk everything to find out what’s lurking behind the town’s idyllic façade.

Because some accidents aren’t accidents at all.

Read an excerpt here.

Pages: 386
Published: 2011

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