It's the new normal at the Garber household in Connecticut: Glen, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the housing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job. But she should have been home by now. Waiting for Sheila's return, with their eight-year-old daughter sleeping soundly, Glen soon finds his worst fears confirmed: Sheila and two others have been killed in a car accident. Adding to the tragedy, the police claim Sheila was responsible. Glen knows it's impossible; he knew his wife and she would never do such a thing. When he investigates, Glen begins to uncover layers of lawlessness beneath the placid surface of their suburb, secret after dangerous secret behind the closed doors. Propelled into a vortex of corruption and illegal activity, pursued by mysterious killers, and confronted by threats from neighbors he thought he knew, Glen must take his own desperate measures and go to terrifying new places in himself to avenge his wife and protect his child. Bold and timely, with the shocking twists and startling insights that have become trademarks of this new master of domestic suspense, The Accident is a riveting triumph, a book that moves at a breathless pace to a climax no one will see coming.
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by Linwood Barclay
by Mark Haskell Smith
by Jason Green, Mark Henneman, Dimitar Antov
by Peter May
"Glenn Garber's wife is killed in an apparent drunk driving accident, and, even worse, she was the one who was drunk. Then things keep getting worse. Linwood Barclay's novel is an amazing exercise in suspense and shock. But even as Garber's life threatens to spin out of control, the rock-steady building contractor manages to keep it together. Narrator Peter Berkrot's voice reflects that semblance of control, though you can almost feel Garber cracking just below the surface as friends and neighbors fall prey to tragedy. Berkrot lets listeners into Garber's inner world as he hangs on--tenuously, at best. By the end of the audiobook, listeners will be exhausted by the twists and turns as Garber does what the police can't --determine what is behind the deaths that shadow his New England town. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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