Mini Review Monday – The Accident by S. D. Monaghan

My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


51BBAcxTTYLOne mistake could change your life forever.

Tara has it all. Married and about to move into her dream home, she can’t explain why she is tempted by one last fling with her ex before she settles down.

David would do anything for Tara. So when he finds her with another man, his world starts to crumble around him.

Ryan isn’t prepared for the punch David throws at him. Stumbling, he slips over the balcony and falls three storeys to the patio below.

In one split second a man will be killed. In one split second David and Tara’s life will change forever.  How far would you go to save everything you have?


What an introduction to keep you enthralled.  I was thrown straight into a seductive story of a husband being at the wrong place at the wrong time.  If only he had gone about his usual routine instead…

Tara and David have just built their “forever” home to raise their unborn baby in.  Tara is an artist who has funded this extravagant house build and also allows David to follow his passion of being a lowly paid historian.  Tara, being ten years younger than David, decides to have one last blow-out before she 100% settles down with the rest of her life.  She ends up sleeping with one of the builders on the job who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.  Unbeknownst to Tara, David actually catches them out with their dirty little secret.  So what should have just been a one-night stand ends up going horribly wrong.

The Accident is a tale full of secrets which I read swiftly.  This story is a classic case of “I did not see that coming”.  I was mesmerised with the baddies and really felt for Tara and David as they desperately try to find their way out of what can only be described as a big black hole.

The dialogue is lifelike and the relationships involved in the novel are realistic, although I would have preferred a different ending.  Can’t quite put my finger on what though, but just something a little bit more believable.  When I have figured it out then perhaps I will update this review!  This story for me is a 3.5 star read upgraded to 4 as it was entertaining, and I think many people would enjoy the dark events that take place.

I have a feeling that we will be seeing more from S. D. Monaghan in the future.

Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for supplying me with an advanced copy to read in return for a review.

Copies of the book are available to download on Amazon for 99p from the 1st September.

My final word: Gutsy.

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