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Head of Zeus
The Accident
The Accident: a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller by Dawn Goodwin

A tragic accident, an unbearable loss and a marriage in crisis – but who can she trust or is she all alone?

Veronica Pullman's comfortable suburban life comes to a shuddering halt when her young daughter, Grace, tragically dies in a car accident.

Months later, unable to come to terms with her daughter's death, detached from her husband and alienated from her friends and family, a chance encounter on a rainy street pushes her into an unlikely new friendship.

Scarlet is everything Veronica could've been: feisty, adventurous, unpredictable. But as she approaches what would have been Grace's 10th birthday, it becomes clear to Veronica that the friendship she thought was saving her life could be costing her everything.

Consumed by grief and left questioning her own sanity, is there anyone she can really trust or is someone out to torment her as part of their twisted game?

'This novel is a beautifully written, if disturbing, exploration of how grief affects friendships, marriage and the main character's sense of self' Anita Davison

Praise for The Accident:

'One of the best books I've read this year!' NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'I highly recommend this book and author to all!' NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Thrillers
01 Oct 2017 * 416pp * £2.99 * 9781786699633
'A fantastic debut novel. Definitely one to read and I look forward to her next one'
Pat Simpson, NetGalley
'A gripping read and one that moves at a very fast pace'
Julie Lacey, NetGalley
'This book kept me going and I just couldn't put it down' Kay O'
Dell, NetGalley
'Captivating, and you won't want to put it down until the very last page. This is definitely a must-read!'
Sherri Lewis, NetGalley
'A multi-layered story that kept me guessing until the final pages'
Sandra Katsikas, NetGalley
'A clever tale of grief, friendship, manipulation and intrigue'
Donna Bradley, NetGalley
'I found that I was caught up in Tom and Veronica's grief so much I really felt for them. Excellent debut and I look forward to more by this author'
Pauline Smith, NetGalley
'Wow what a suspenseful, thrilling book. The author was able to weave in the plot, characters, and mystery to create a heightening effect. Would recommend!'
YC C, NetGalley
'A 5-star read and will keep you hooked until the very last page'
Laura Hainsworth, NetGalley
'A well-written page-turner of a psychological thriller'
Carrie Glover, NetGalley
'An engaging and suspenseful psychological thriller. Well-written with credible characters. Twists and turns with a surprising ending'
Linda Strong, NetGalley
An excellent well-written novel with engaging characters... A talented author to keep on the radar!'
Sue Leonhardt, NetGalley
'For anyone that likes psychological thrillers this is a book you need to put on your "To Read" list'
Debbie Littley, NetGalley
'The twists and turns were so well done and it surprised me at the end'
Erika Estrela, NetGalley
This book had me at the get go... An author to watch'
Mattie Piela, NetGalley
I was totally engrossed from beginning to end... Highly recommend'
Susan Anne Burton, NetGalley
'An excellent debut psychological thriller with an unexpected ending. An engaging read'
Chloe Hunt, NetGalley
The ending actually shocked me!... Beautifully written and a clever idea. Would recommend to everyone who enjoys a twist-and-turn psychological thriller!'
Paige Mortimer, NetGalley
Dawn Goodwin
Dawn Goodwin
Dawn Goodwin's career has spanned PR, advertising, publishing and healthcare, both in London and Johannesburg. A graduate of the Curtis Brown creative writing school, she loves to write about the personalities hiding behind the masks we wear every day, whether beautiful or ugly. What spare time she has is spent chasing good intentions, contemplating how to get away with murder, and immersing herself in fictitious worlds. She lives in London with her husband, two teenage daughters and British bulldogs Geoffrey and Luna.
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