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Book Review: The Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood.

🌑The Day Of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood

Source: ARC courtesy of Penguin/VikingBooks – Thank you!

🌑BLURB: 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?

🌑MY REVIEW: A slow fumbling suspenseful start that cascades so fast into a deep night-terror so dark and soul destroying it has you fighting hard to get out of it.

A violating, fearsome and mind challenging read with a complex plot and a mother lost in it all just doing what any mother would for her child – everything!

To be totally honest here, I was pretty scared going into this read as I am a HUGE advocate for Nuala’s debut novel, My Sisters Bones. I should not have worried because with a skill, precision and mind of absolute horror she has done it again.

Clever. Original. Inventive. Exhilarating.









Book Depository


Title: The Day Of The Accident

Author: Nuala Ellwood

Genre: Psychological Thriller. Mystery & Thrillers. General Fiction (Adult)

Length: 400 pages

ISBN-10: 0241977347

ISBN-13: 978-0241977347

Publisher: Viking Books – Penguin

Publication Date: September 6th 2018


Nuala Ellwood was chosen as one of the Observer’s ‘New Faces of Fiction 2017’ for her first thriller, the bestselling My Sister’s Bones. Nuala teaches Creative Writing at York St John University, and lives in the city with her husband and son.

You can go say hello and find out more about Nuala Ellwood and get books by visiting:






🌑If you haven’t already read Nuala Elwood’s debut My Sisters Bones then I really think you should. Links to my review and buying options.

My Sisters Bones


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