The Accident by C L.Taylor

KEEPING THIS SECRET WAS KILLING HER…

A gripping psychological thriller about the deadly secrets your children can keep …

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.

Sue will do anything to protect her daughter. But what if she is the reason that Charlotte is in danger?

Another Great book full of mystery and crime. I highly recommend this to any lover of these genres of book. Although this was the authors first book, I actually ended up reading it last. For no reason other than I was given the Lie by a friend and decided to go with that one first and had no idea of the order. Luckily they didn’t link but all three of C.L.Taylors books are brill.
Sue Jackson is quite the character through the book as she makes it her mission to find out what happened to her daughter, this is another book where it shows you both past and present so we can start guessing and putting the pies together, and I was not disappointed. From almost the start I had a few suspicions of what happened to Charlotte but every revelation can an opposite reaction. Just as you think well Oli (for example) is acting strange or another character, you’re quickly shown how it also couldn’t possibly be that person.
The story shows a different side of abuse. It shows how when Sue is when she’s younger and naïve. They start just generally happy in there  new relationship together until things start to slowly but surely take a turn for the worst. Suddenly by being honest with James and telling him about her past it all backfires and comes back to haunt her in due cause. What starts off as loves young dream, soon becomes a dark and desperate escape.
Sue thinks she’s left her painful past behind her but low and behold it may all just be about to catch up with her again. For me this story shows a mothers determination in sensing when something isn’t right with her child. She could have simply put it all down to an accident but a mothers instinct is rarely wrong. I highly recommend any of the CL.Taylor to anyone who loves a good mystery. At the back of all her books there are book club questions which I think is a really great idea. I may even answer some on here this evening.
Thanks for reading guys
T x
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