The Accident by C.L. Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Summary: The person you trust most may only be telling you half the story …
Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma she is forced to face a very dark reality.
Retracing her daughter’s steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte’s diary and is forced to head deep into Charlotte’s private world. In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter and she’s forced to look further, into the depths of her own past.
There is a lot that Sue doesn’t know about Charlotte’s life. But then there’s a lot that Charlotte doesn’t know about Sue’s …
A 3.5 star read for me. While I liked the mystery of what happened to Charlotte and I can usually roll with unreliable narrators, I found Sue & her diary entries of the past to be irritating. This was definitely a page turner but once the past and present converged this was a crackfic hot mess and I kept reading to see how far the author was going to take this. If I'd known this was how the book was going to read, I'd have saved it for a vacation beach read. It was that kind of melodramatic. Still, I'm glad I read it as it's been on my TBR list for some time and all in all, I'd read another book by this author.
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