one split second

My thoughts…

Caroline Bond has written a few books now but this was the first one that I’ve read – I’ll definitely be reading more. It was extremely well written with a great underlying story and characters. Many topics are explored including grief, broken bonds, family, relationships, friendships and making a choice. There’s a car crash and every scenario written for each parent and family member involved was tense, nail-bitingly tense, and heart-wrenching. There was hope and there was relief and there was just plain sadness. A book that makes you feel…is a special book.

About the book…

The final goodbye is the hardest…

When a car carrying five teenagers home from a party crashes into a brick wall, the consequences are devastating – not just for the young people directly involved, but also for their families, their friends and the wider community.

No one escapes unscathed, but some are more deeply scarred than others and one of the group will not survive. In their grief and confusion, those left behind question who was to blame for the accident, and what price they will pay.

A haunting and emotionally affecting novel of love and loyalty, grief and forgiveness.
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Publication: June 4th 2020

About the author…

Caroline Bond was born in Scarborough and studied English at Oxford University before working as a market researcher for 25 years. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds Trinity University, and lives in Leeds with her husband and three children.

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher and author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Check out my blog for more book related posts and to enquire about future reviews, blog tours and cover reveals.


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