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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linwood Barclay Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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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. 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 2/18/2014

    " The book was good and I was surprised with the ending, but I don't feel this was one of Linwood Barclay's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 2/12/2014

    " I stumbled across this book by accident and really enjoyed it. I never would have guessed how this one ended. I will definitely read more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darin | 2/8/2014

    " The protagonist is a bit dumb. But kept me wanting to know how all the story threads were going to resolve themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 2/7/2014

    " Great book. Loved all the twists and turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 2/3/2014

    " I don't really like this author's writing style but I was interested enough to find out what happened. Lots of characters to keep track of... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hella Comat | 2/1/2014

    " I really like Linwood Barclay's books, and not just because I've been reading his work since he wrote for The Toronto Star. It's mostly because his wife Neetha's an amazing teacher in Halton:) Really though, he takes always seems to take an ordinary, middle class family and has weird, mysterious but truly believable events happen to them. Great writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 1/29/2014

    " Am really a fan of Linwood Barclay. Great book. Also recommend Never Look Away "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne Doughty | 1/26/2014

    " You think this book ends and there's a twist and another and another......keeps you interested until the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Wright | 1/25/2014

    " Linwood Barclay is a new author to me, but one I'll look for in the bookstores. On the accident is a book set in a typical Connecticut suburb, about a typical family and their friends. The main character, Glen Garber is a contractor struggling to make ends meet in a time of recession. The book opens with two tourists being killed by their apparently random appearance at a knock-off shop for imitation purses. Next Garber's wife Sheila is involved in an accident where she and two others are killed. She is found to be drunk and at fault. The town turns against her family which includes her innocent 8 year old daughter. In grief Glen tries to shield her and find solace for this inexplicable lose. His wife never got drug. The story escalates from there with layer after layer being peeled off the lives of his apparently innocent friends and co-workers. Bodies multiply. The mystery of what is going on and who killed who continues to the end. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/19/2014

    " This seemed a little slow to start. It did end with a bang. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daisy | 11/29/2013

    " Yet again another of his books that kept me hooked not knowing what was going to happen next. His writing flows and enhances the whole experience of following Glen through his discoveries which is actually a mental roller coaster for the reader, and I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/22/2013

    " Add this one to your summer reading list! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 11/7/2013

    " Perfect Labor Day weekend leisure reading! Quick, predictable, but satisfying mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Indiveri | 9/21/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. Had an unexpected ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna T | 8/21/2013

    " Awesome read, as are many of the books Linwood Barclay has written. Never predictable and keeps you on the edge of your seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Mcdonald | 6/18/2013

    " A great whodunit! In the beginning you sort of know (hope) how it will turn out. Then there are about a million twists and turns until the end. Can't tell you if it turned out how I thought... you'll have to read it yourself! Listened on audio and liked the narrator, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Lunsford | 3/15/2013

    " Very good i like all of his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tan | 10/31/2012

    " As always, a quick moving thrill ride! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Yakubowski | 10/30/2012

    " Excellent book. This is my first Linwood Barclay book, and it won't be my last. Didn't know the killer till the last 20 pages of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 7/17/2012

    " Glen Garber's business is falling apart, he has lost his wife, and soon loses trust in those close to him. Is it all a twist of fate or are those he trusts working against him? A page turner that is filled with twists and suspense. I am a big fan of Linwood Barclay and this did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 6/11/2012

    " LOVED this book!!! Will definitely be reading this author again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/16/2012

    " A terrific read! I had a hard time putting it down to do other things. Linwood Barclay is such a smooth writer, I always really enjoy his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany G | 12/1/2011

    " An easy-reading page turner, despite rather stiff narration at points and few likable characters. I plan to check out at least one more from this author before making a decision on whether it was the writing or the subject matter of this particular book that I didn't care for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 11/2/2011

    " This is some twisted plot - even for Barclay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 11/1/2011

    " The story has giant gaps in logic, deaths as emotionless and profligate as in a video game, but Barclay doesn't take himself seriously and The Accident is an entertaining ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/30/2011

    " Kind of fantastic, but held my interest. No fake purses for us! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 10/27/2011

    " Starts good but them gets a little crazy towards the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne | 10/27/2011

    " excellent story - author takes you on a roller coaster journey of suspense and mystery. Looking forward to reading other books by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alecia | 10/25/2011

    " After a strong prologue, I found this book meandered along with too many accidents, too many characters and not enough strong writing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 10/23/2011

    " Not worth the time. Totally unbelievable plot and plot within the plot. Almost every character in the book turned out to be a bad guy or girl. I wanted to finish to find out why people were murdered and who done it, but it just got more and more weird. Not a book that I would recommend to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leeann | 10/22/2011

    " library book. Wow, this was my first Linwood Barclay novel, but it will not be my last. There were so many twists and turns and unexpected in this one that it was hard to put down. A very compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 10/18/2011

    " A terrific read! I had a hard time putting it down to do other things. Linwood Barclay is such a smooth writer, I always really enjoy his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 10/13/2011

    " Decent writing for a thriller. The story pulled me in quickly and kept me interested throughout. Interested in reading more of his books when I want a quick and suspenseful read. "

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About the Author
Author Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay, former columnist for the Toronto Star, is the bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including The AccidentNever Look Away, and No Time for Goodbye, which has been optioned for film. He lives near Toronto.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.