Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: August 9, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385670591
ISBN - 13: 9780385670593
From the Publisher
In this mesmerizing thriller by acclaimed author Linwood
Barclay, a typical American community descends into darkness, as an
ordinary man is swept into one of the most violent mysteries of
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
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
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Linwood Barclay was born in the United States, but moved to Canada just before turning four years old. He received a B.A. in English from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He worked for the Peterborough Examiner before joining the Toronto Star in 1981. He held such positions as assistant city editor, chief copy editor, news editor, and Life section editor, before becoming the paper's humor columnist in 1993. On June 28, 2008, he wrote his last column announcing his retirement from the Star. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction works including Last Resort; Bad Move; Bad Guys; Lone Wolf; Stone Rain; No Time for Goodbye; Too Close to Home; Fear the Worst; and Never Look Away.