Monday, August 7, 2017

The Accident by S. D. Monaghan (NetGalley)

                                                                The Accident by S. D. Monaghan
    (Novel to be published on  September 1st, 2017)

First off, I would like to thank Bookouture for approving my request to read and honestly review this novel! This was made possible through NetGalley! So, what an interesting novel! The beginning was very intriguing, and you get right into the book from the start. I had to take quite a few breaks while reading this one because I had a lot of things going on (i.e. interviews and presentations), but I always found myself wanting to get back to the book because it was that good. It has alternating point of view chapters, and is quite suspenseful.

David and Tara are a wealthy, married couple who have it all. They are about to move into their new dream home and begin their lavish life together. They have a baby on the way and they cannot wait to raise their kid in this beautiful, custom home. One mistake can easily alter your life, as the cover of this book suggests. In an instant, Ryan is falling off a balcony because of a punch David just threw. What has David done? Why has he done it? He had such a great life ahead of him......

For some reason, I instantly liked David. He seems perfect, yet he is flawed and emotional just like everyone else, which makes his character more relatable than those goody-goody, perfect characters that make an appearance in other books. In fact, all the characters are well-developed, which makes the book all the more interesting. This book is incredibly well-written. Monaghan does a fabulous job hooking the reader in. I read every word carefully because it was written that beautifully. 

There was quite the twist in this novel, which was very unexpected. I would like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it kept me on the edge of my seat, which is why I gave it a solid 5/5 stars. The Accident will be published on September 1st, 2017, so be sure to add it to your TBR list and read it once it's out! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Have any of you been able to read it in advance yet? Let me know what you thought of it!

                                                                            About the Author

S. D. Monaghan grew up in Dublin and has travelled quite a bit. He has a degree in psychology and he has also studied screenwriting. He has taught English in Thailand, which shows how much of a well-rounded individual he is. At the moment, he is working on his novels in Dublin.

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  1. I feel like one mistake could really haunt you for life. That is why even in our everyday life we should always be very cautious about our actions. One small punch can clearly ruin both people's lives. Who was Ryan? Like a friend or something? 🤔

    Great post!!!!! Love it!!!! 💜

    - ( Rafia Tasneem )

    1. I totally agree with you BFF!!!!! I messaged you about that last question!!

      THANK YOU 💜💜💜💜💜💜

      - El

  2. I'm intrigued by the flawed characters and the idea that one small moment can change the course of a life.

    1. It's definitely a huge part of this book!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      - El

  3. Oh, I'm glad you liked this one so much! It sounds really good, especially since all the characters were so well written and engaging!

    Awesome review!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

  4. you gotta love it when a book has well developed characters! Glad you liked David and enjoyed the book :)

  5. I cannot wait to check this one out!!