Book Review: Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood

March 8, 2019 Book review 0 ★★★½

My lesson from Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood is not to give up too easily on books. Read on to see why this book rewarded me for sticking with it, despite a slow start.

Thanks to Penguin Books UK for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: Day of the Accident by Nuala EllwoodDay of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood
Published by Penguin Books UK on February 21, 2019
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Psychological, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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They say you killed...But What If They're Wrong?
Sixty seconds after she wakes from a coma, Maggie's world is torn apart
The police tell her that her daughter Elspeth is dead. That she drowned when the car Maggie had been driving plunged into the river. Maggie remembers nothing.
When Maggie begs to see her husband Sean, the police tell her that he has disappeared. He was last seen on the day of her daughter's funeral.
What really happened that day at the river?Where is Maggie's husband?And why can't she shake the suspicion that somewhere, somehow, her daughter is still alive?

!@#$ ARC REVIEW CRIME Murder Mystery

First Line of Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood

Now that I’m finally here I realise that what I feel, more than anything, is a sense of unburdening.

My thoughts on Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood

Well I did a 360 degree turnaround on my opinion of this book.

I started off disliking it, as it’s written in the present tense and I find that annoying to read. The only reason that I continued is that I had really enjoyed the author’s previous book, so I wanted to give this one every chance.

Lucky I did!

I ended up loving the plot. I had ZERO idea what was actually going on, and I was totally baffled by the events. In a great way, as it meant I couldn’t put the book down. The plot and the characters demanded my full attention, and I fully got over my struggle with the present tense. I think I was reading so fast towards the end, that I couldn’t even tell you what tense it was in!

What it was was TENSE, chilling and thrilling.

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: three-half-stars

Who should read Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood

I’d recommend this book to you if you like books that hold their suspense, characters that engage you, and a mystery to puzzle over. Fans of Nuala Ellwood’s previous book My Sister’s Bones should also like this. Or if you enjoy authors such as Liz Nugent, or Lucy Dawson.


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