Continuing on from last week, this week’s review will have a slight variation to the theme. Rather than reading a whole book, this time the review will be based around a sneak peek and, to make things slightly more interesting, this review is written almost immediately after finishing that sneak peek.
The book in question is: ‘The Accident Season’ by Moira Fowley-Doyle.
Essentially, this book’s main character Cara is part of a family who, every year at the end of October, experience a large number of accidents. These accidents can be small, like a bruised knee, or tragic, like a death in the family, but they all occur at the same time every year. This year, it is going to be one of the worst.
There is no messing around in this book. Moira Fowley-Doyle jumps instantly into the action, starting with a scene so haunting that you’re instantly intrigued for the rest of the book. The premise of the accident season, an original and fascinating concept, is not loosely handled either; you know what it is very quickly and you can sense the characters’ fears of what it entails for them. Not to mention, you are introduced to another mystery almost immediately.
Even from the small glimpse I saw, I was impressed. The pacing was excellent, the characters felt realistic (although the relationship between Sam and Cara does seem a little odd) and I found myself completely intrigued as to what was occurring. I am still trying to puzzle it out now and will probably spend most of tomorrow thinking about it.
All I can really say is that ‘The Accident Season’ seems to be fantastic and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.