An Accidental Light - Elizabeth Diamond Reviews
Description:ISBN 0330453521 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Elizabeth Diamond / Paperback / 350 Pages / Book is published 2009-01-16 by Picador
Newest Review: ... will have a hand in everything that happens to us. Jack seems like a decent bloke. He is traumatised by the incident but he ... more
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by - written on 19/11/11 (Very useful, 52 readings)
Jack Phillips is a Police Officer. On a day just like any other he joins his friend for a quick pint after work and then heads home to his wife and his two young daughters. It is November, the sky is grey, the light is fading and in a few seconds time his life is going to change forever when a girl steps out of the gloom into the path of his car. He could never have predicted the fall-out from that day, how looking at his situation suddenly starts him on a path back to his childhood and confronting the daemons that are lurking there. Lisa is at work when the incident occurs. Suddenly her world changes as she realises she knows little about the man she has ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/04/09 (Very useful, 101 readings)
An Accidental Light is the first novel from Elizabeth Diamond and hopefully it won't be her last. I came across it by accident on Amazon through one of their 'other people bought this' recommendations and it is excellent. The book tells the story of two families who are struck by a terrible tragedy. One night on his way home from work as a police officer Jack Phillips knocks down and kills a young girl Laura Jenkins. Whenever you hear or read about these incidents the focus is always on the victim (the dead person) and their family, but this book explores the fact that there are two sides and that the victim can also be the culprit. This was an accident ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/01/09 (Very useful, 118 readings)
n Accidental Light, written by Elizabeth Diamond is a book about a life changing event, and the consequences it has on not just one life - but on a number of people. The book follows Jack, a happily married Police Officer who has a daughter. He cares a lot about his family and his career, until one day through no fault of his own he runs over all kills a young girl. Jack descends into depression, and after a while leaves his job and his marriage breaks up. But the girls father becomes determined to get revenge, and starts to stalk Jack and his daughter, and on the anniversary of his daughters death attempts to run down Jacks daughter. This isn't ... Read the complete review
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