Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Accident (2011)

The AccidentThe Accident by Linwood Barclay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Linwood Barclay has been referred to as the King of the 'suburban thriller'. His stories have hooks that are irresistible. No Time for Goodbye deals with a girl who wakes up to find her entire family has disappeared without a word. Never Look Away, which is my favorite so far, deals with a young father who loses his wife and young child at an amusement park causing his world to unravel.

In The Accident Glen Garber's wife is killed in an accident under circumstances he can't believe. Through his grief and an incident that occurs involving his eight year old daughter, he begins to suspect that the placid surface of his neighborhood hides terrible secrets.

All three of these books are highly recommended thrillers, perfect confections for a beach read or a treat anytime. Even though terrible things happen, and pain is inflicted, Barclay goes easy on the gritty details and good ultimately triumphs over evil. He also writes about people living in the same economic depression that the reader is experiencing.

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