In a matter of seconds, absolutely everything can change
In this masterfully crafted page-turner, peopled with intense
characters and centered on one devastating moment that involves
them all, plot-twist queen Penny Vincenzi vividly captures how the
actions of one person can dramatically affect many in the blink of
On an ordinary Friday afternoon, on a major motorway outside of
London, a trailer truck suddenly and violently swerves across fives
lanes of traffic--careening cars into one another like dominoes and
leaving a trail of chaos and confusion. Within the space of a
minute, an astounding miles-long pileup has amassed, and, as the
survivors await help, their stories unfold.
Vincenzi expertly maneuvers the plot between the panic-stricken
husband trapped in his car with his young mistress, his adultery
sure to be discovered; the bridegroom trying frantically to get to
the church on time (he won't); the widow on her way to reunite with
the love of her life after sixty years, now forced to ponder
whether she'll ever see him again; the junior doctor waiting to
receive the crash victims in the ER ... And at the epicenter of
this field of destruction lies the truck driver, suffering from
memory loss, while the mysterious hitchhiker, the only person who
knows what really happened, has fled the scene.
Spellbound by these intimate and evocative tales, we watch as fate
takes its powerful course and the far-reaching effects of the crash
ripple through the lives of hundreds of people. Written with
incredible verve, candor, and wit, Penny Vincenzi reveals human
behavior in all its fascinating detail as she challenges her
characters to face crisis boldly--and she surprises us with the
results at every turn.
Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
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||234 x 162 x 38mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / Paper over boards / With dust jacket
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