cover image The Accident

The Accident

Linwood Barclay, read by Peter Berkrot. Brilliance Audio, , unabridged, 11 CDs, 12.25 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4418-0428-0

In Barclay’s latest thriller, things are not going well for independent contractor Glen Garber. Just as his business is on the verge of tanking, his beloved and sensible wife dies in a car crash, apparently because she was driving while intoxicated. But the real nightmare begins when Garber begins investigating the crash, thus placing his life and that of his young daughter in jeopardy. This audio version is a furious, suspenseful ride with narrator Peter Berkrot effectively maintaining the book’s pedal-to-the-metal pace and shifting smoothly from first-person to third-person narration. Berkrot also lends appropriate voices to Barclay’s characters—including a ruggedly decisive tone for Garber and an otherworldly wooziness for his secretary. A Bantam hardcover. (Aug.)