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This is yet another excellent plot by Louise Millar. Her writing is amazing, she really grasps her characters, and makes them real to her readers. I am only amazed that Kate didn't start seeing a shrink much, much earlier in her marriage and later, right after her husband's death.
Hopefully, Hollywood wouldn't butcher a film based on this novel.
Kate Parker has been living .. or afraid of living ... for many years. Her parents died in a car accident on the day of her wedding. A few years later, her husband was murdered by a home invasion gang. Her house has been broken into ... twice. She feels like she's losing her mind and what's worse, she's making a nervous wreck of her young son.
There is so much to this story. The author does a great job presenting the psychological aspects. Kate meets a man who helps her get past her fears, but for someone so afraid of absolutely everything, it was hard to imagine that she would trust a stranger as much as she does.
Jago is a mystery himself. Is this meeting an accident ... coincidence ..... or is there something more sinister at work? Again, the author created a character that came to life under her pen.
All the tension seemed to come very close to the end, and then it felt very rushed. The actual ending was somewhat of a letdown.
This was an okay read to me ... I did want to keep reading to see what happened next .. I knew something was coming ... just not what.
My thanks to NetGalley / Atria Books who furnished a digital copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Unlike Millar's first novel, PLAYDATE, ACCIDENTS HAPPEN didn't grab me. I wasn't on the edge of my chair and I was able to put the book down. I think PLAYDATE set high expectation for Millar's sophomore novel. I liked, but didn't love this novel. I felt like Millar could have easily created more tension by capitalizing on Kate's anxiety disorder, but instead of describing all the body's responses to panic, she glossed over this. Still, I enjoyed this novel and I give it a lukewarm recommendation.
Unfortunately this novel began to be less of an enjoyable read when the author asked me to accept too many major changes in Kate's life in too short a time span. Issues such as Kate's which had been in complete control of her life needed more time to be resolved instead of simply meeting a man and being attracted to him. Kate began to seem to simply do whatever bizarre thing this man dictated with not much more than an OK. I think if the author could have made the circumstances play out over a longer period of time it would have been much easier for me to accept that Kate had made such dramatic changes in her thinking and actions.
This book was provided to me at no charge by the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After reading another book by Louise Millar, I had to get this one right away and it did not disappoint me . It's almost 1 a.m. and I had to keep going till the end. Read morePublished 9 months ago by inverness
The plot was great, the characters were well developed, the twist at the end made the storyline come together! Great read!Published 12 months ago by SportsGirl007
Accidents Happen by Louise Millar, a chilling psychological twisted thriller of obsession and paranoia; where not everything is as it seems. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Judith D. Collins
Not a book that sucks you in and won't let go. Slow start and then just when it got interesting we accelerated towards a quick finishPublished on January 2, 2014 by Patrick
The first thing I noticed about Louise Millar's book Accidents Happen was this was going to be one of those books where things were not what they seemed. Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by Lyn Meadows
Remember when you watched Hangover 1 and laughed you butt off?
Then they came out with Hangover 2 and you thought to yourself I can't wait
to see what they do with these... Read more
Well, accidents do happen and sadly this book is one of them...
I thought at first I had a winner on my hands, then towards the end I was like, really? Read more
Author: Louise Millar, also wrote The Playdate.
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Cover Art: Just Ok. I have the cover of the woman running through the woods. Read more