Friday, December 6, 2013
The Accident by Linwood Barclay
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.