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The Day of the Accident

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'Gripping, poignant...I read it in one sitting' ROSAMUND LUPTON

'Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist!' CLAIRE DOUGLAS

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?

An emotional page-turner with amazing characters from the Top Ten bestselling author of My Sister's Bones, this thriller is perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh's I Let You Go and Lisa Jewell's Watching You.


'Rivals The Girl on the Train (and beats it for style)'The Guardian

'A clever, twisty plot that takes psychological mind games to a new level. Nuala Ellwood has done it again!' Jane Corry

'This clever, multi- layered novel is simply stunning' Dinah Jefferies

'Wow! What a fantastic book that completely sucked me in. 5 stars' ***** Amazon reviewer

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A twisty psychological thriller. I raced through it in one sitting!" - Lucy Atkins

"Compelling and intriguing, right from the very first page." - Sharon Bolton

"Ellwood's protagonist Kate is a female hero in the best sense, flawed but brave. Very quickly you are sucked into her fragile, damaged world, until you no longer know what is real or imaginary." - Helen Callaghan

"A dark, intense, multi-layered thriller that twists and turns until the last page." - Tammy Cohen

"A clever, twisty plot that takes psychological mind games to a new level. Nuala Ellwood has done it again!" - Jane Corry

"Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist! I was consumed until the final heartbreaking page." - Claire Douglas

"This clever, multi- layered novel is simply stunning." - Dinah Jefferies

"The Day of the Accident had me gasping for breath and on the verge of tears from the get-go. Twisty, haunting, and completely heart-wrenching, you won't breathe until you've turned the very last page." - Carolyn Jess-Cooke

"This book will take all your expectations and upend them, making you question everything you thought you knew." - Emma Kavanagh

"A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller. Keeps you in there right to the last page." - Christobel Kent

"A raw, shocking, and serpentine mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end." - Nicolás Obregón

"An accomplished and page-turning's impossible to guess where it's going next." - Nicholas Searle

"A stunning book. I was drawn in by Nuala Ellwood's hypnotic, haunting and elegant prose. Compelling, unsettling and powerful this is a book that will stay with me for a long time." - C L Taylor

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