|Accident, the (2011) [Novel]|
by Linwood Barclay
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(From the publisher):
It's the new normal at the Garber household in Connecticut: Glen, a contractor, has seen his business shaken by the houseing crisis, and now his wife, Sheila, is taking a business course at night to increase her chances of landing a good-paying job.
But she should have been home by now.
Waiting for Sheila's return with their eight-year-old daughter sleeping soundly, Glen sson finds his worst fears confirmed: Sheila and two others have been killed in a car accident. Adding to the tragedy, the police claim Sheila was responsible.
Glen knows it's impossible, he knew his wife and she would never do such a thing. When he investigates, Glen begins to uncover layers of lawlessness beneath the placid surface of their suburb, secret after dangerous secret behind closed doors.
Propelled into a vortex of corruption and illegal activity, pursued by mysterious killers, and confronted by threats from neighbors he thought he knew, Glen must take his own desperate measures and go to terrifying new places in himself to avenge his wife and protect his child.
Original title: The Accident
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense