Day of the Accident #Book Review #Blog Post #NetGalley

Written by Nuala Ellwood




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?




15. DOTA




Twisted, Tantalising Tale!   5 stars


Is Maggie losing her mind – or am I losing mine? That thought struck me more than once whilst racing through this riveting read!

Maggie wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. As she drifts in and out of consciousness, she discovers she’s been in an coma for the last ten weeks following an accident during which her young daughter died. That’s the first shock and there are many more to follow. But deep inside, Maggie doesn’t feel that her daughter is dead – so which version do we believe?

This is a twisted, tantalising tale. It puts the reader firmly in Maggie’s shoes as she tries, whilst battling to recover her health, to find out the truth. The obvious thing to do would be to ask her husband – but he’s done a bunk. Why? Where has he gone? As snatches of the fateful evening come back to her, it’s difficult to work out where this one is going – I was wide of the mark and so wrong! This is a book which will keep your attention; when I wasn’t reading about it I was thinking about what was going to happen next, and I never got it right.

Superbly plotted and skilfully written, I can’t believe I got through this book so quickly. Everything seems to happen so rapidly, keeping the reader on their toes. I loved everything about this one. The author is new to me but she will definitely be going on my ‘one to watch’ list. If you enjoy a taut, suspenseful read where the outcome isn’t obvious then this is one for you. Highly recommended and worthy of a full house of stars.

My thanks to publisher Penguin for approving my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: psychological thriller
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l
  • Publication Date: 21 Feb 2019
  • Purchase Link: Amazon UK




Meet the Author




Nuala Ellwood moved to London in her twenties to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter, but ended up writing novels instead. She comes from a family of journalists, and they inspired her to get Arts Council funding to research and write a novel dealing with psychological trauma in the industry.







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