Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Accident Book Review

I have a really interesting Thriller/Mystery book to share with you called The Accident written by Chris Pavone that I think you will really enjoy reading.
As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.

Over the course of one long, desperate, increasingly perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, toward saving or ruining careers and companies, placing everything at risk—and everyone in mortal peril.  The rich cast of characters—in publishing and film, politics and espionage—are all forced to confront the consequences of their ambitions, the schisms between their ideal selves and the people they actually became.

The action rockets around Europe and across America, with an intricate web of duplicities stretching back a quarter-century to a dark winding road in upstate New York, where the shocking truth about the accident itself is buried.

Gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down, The Accident proves once again that Chris Pavone is a true master of suspense. 
My Thoughts:
This is one of the better thrillers that I have read in quite awhile! It is loaded with suspense and you also don't know who has written and sent a manuscript of a story that actually really happened to a publishing agent.
That one simple act puts a lot of people in jeopardy and unfortunately, some of them get killed in the process. The writer had anticipated this because he knows it's a true live story and not one made up and he tries his best to protect the publishing agent, but in the end, it didn't really help much.
And the worst part is yet to come. It will be a complete shock when she finally figures this out and that her life is in danger, but mostly she is in shock who wrote the book.
Lastly, can she outwit the people who are searching for every last copy of the manuscript?
This is one heck of a story and you won't want to put it down until the book is finished to find out all it all ends and what happens to those involved!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Chris Pavone is the author of THE EXPATS, which was an instant New York Times, USA Today, and international bestseller, published in twenty languages on five continents, as well as developed for film, plus winner of the 2013 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
Chris grew up in New York City, and attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and Cornell University, then worked at a number of publishing houses over nearly two decades, most notably as an editor at Clarkson Potter, where he specialized in cookbooks; in the late nineties, he also wrote a little (and mostly blank) book called The Wine Log.
Chris is married and the father of twin schoolboys, and lives in Greenwich Village and the North Fork of Long Island.
I decided that this book was too good to sit on my shelf, so I have decided to give my print copy to one lucky winner. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


techeditor said...

My favorite used to be Dennis Lehane until he started writing his current series. So now I'd say Joseph Kanon is my favorite mystery/thriller writer.

Natalie B. said...

Hi! I don't really have a favorite suspense/thriller author. I guess maybe Stephen King. I used to read his books. Although, I love the genre and this books sounds like a great Summer time beach/pool read! Thank-you for this generous chance. :)