The Accident by S.d. Monaghan 

One mistake could change your life forever.


Tara has it all. Married and about to move into her dream home, she can’t explain why she is tempted by one last fling with her ex before she settles down.

David would do anything for Tara. So when he finds her with another man, his world starts to crumble around him.

Ryan isn’t prepared for the punch David throws at him. Stumbling, he slips over the balcony and falls three storeys to the patio below.

In one split second a man will be killed. In one split second David and Tara’s life will change forever.

How far would you go to save everything you have?

A twist-filled thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door, T.M. Logan and Rachel Abbott.

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About the author

S. D. Monaghan grew up in Dublin before travelling extensively in Asia, Europe and America. After teaching English in Thailand for two years, he moved back to Ireland and gained an honours

degree in psychology. While living in Canada for four years, he

studied screenwriting in Toronto. S. D. Monaghan completed the

Masters in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin with the

editorial guidance of the Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford and

Orange Prize nominee, Deirdre Madden. On the strength of his

work there, he was chosen to represent both the university and

the Oscar Wilde WritersCentre to read excerpts at the Dublin

Publishers Festival and on Dublin Culture Night.  He lives in Dublin with his wife, where he is currently working on his new novel. He is represented by Zoe Ross at United Agents. 

My Review

This was a riveting book about love and betrayal.  It has an interesting ploy which has been seen before.

What you need to think is just how far would you go to protect your spouse even if they did have an affair.

That’s exactly what David  and Tara must go through at this point in their marriage.  

David is a jealous man who seems to love his wife however his view is slightly skewed because I don’t think whenever grasped what or who his wife was.

Tara is far from innocent but her character seems like a rich snob whose sole claim to fame is one painting.  She has put on airs and has put herself far above everyone else now that she is hard to like.

This book definitely is a must read if you want to see dysfunction in life and betrayal.  

A wonderful and shocking tale of love gone wrong.  Can’t wait to see what is next from this author.

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