Monday 26 May 2014

Book Review: The Accident by C.L.Taylor

After my first book review was so well received I thought I would have another go at reviewing a book here on my blog! This time I am reviewing a book which, to my knowledge, hasn't been discussed too much but for me has been a massive hit. The Accident by C.L.Taylor.

The Accident by C.L.Taylor

I have gotten much better at reading the blurb of a book, taking a risk and reading the book if it sounds interesting. This is exactly how I came across The Accident by C.L.Taylor. I walked through ASDA (glamorous as always) read the back of the book, thought it sounded amazing and picked it up! I was not disappointed. Can I just take this moment to say that I love the matt effect of the books cover! Yes it is a fingerprint magnet but I love different effects on the cover of books.

The story line is pretty gripping. Sue Jackson, the narrator in this book, seems to have a normal life. That is until we are informed that not only is her daughter, Charlotte, in a coma but that her daughter has been keeping a secret that could potential be the reason why she is in the coma. What is the secret you ask? Well you will have to read the book to find out! 

Sue's determination to uncover this secret throughout the book is prominent. She becomes sceptical of everyone; her friends, her husband, Charlotte's boyfriend and teachers. She knows that someone isn't telling the truth.

Alongside the standard narrative you would expect to find C.L.Taylor has also included diary entries from Sue dating back 20 years. Diary entries that are not only interesting and gripping but are also crucial to the development of the main plot line. These past diary entries focus on Sue's past relationship with a character called James which explains why Sue's character is who she is today. 

Cally Taylor has done a fantastic job in describing certain subjects in this novel. I won't go in to too much detail as to what is covered in this book as I think the discovery of each event and secret in this book is what makes it such a compelling read. That and the amazing writing style of Taylor. I myself read this whole book in less than 24 hours. I just couldn't put it down!

I can't wait to read more from C.L.Taylor. Her writing style had me completely hooked! 

Have you read The Accident by C.L.Taylor? Are you intrigued by the story line? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I love book reviews! This sounds like a really interesting read x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. It really is a fantastic read!