PUBLISHED BY CORVUS; MAIN EDITION ON 4th JUNE 2020
When a car carrying five friends home from a party crashes into a wall, the consequences are devastating – not just for the young people directly involved, but also for their families and the wider community.
No one escapes unscathed, but some are more deeply scarred than others. Those affected are left to question who was to blame for the accident, and what price they will pay.
This moving story of an accident and its aftermath explores our understanding of love and loyalty, grief and forgiveness.
Caroline Bond was born at the seaside and still feels happiest when walking into a headwind with the prospect of fish and chips on the near horizon. She had a fulfilling career in research before becoming a writer.
Her debut, The Second Child, was inspired, in part, by her experiences working with, and raising, a disabled child. Her second, The Forgotten Sister, reflects her belief that our life chances are hugely impacted by our upbringings. Her third, One Split Second, explores guilt and forgiveness.
She is a slow, but tenacious runner and not a bad cook.
She prefers red to white wine.
WHAT DID I THINK?
How does a teenager cope with grief? Actually, how does anyone deal with the loss of someone close to them, especially in an accident? This story delves into the grief from a parent, a child, a friend, family and the person that finds them. They each have their storyline about what they went through, this might sound very sad but it is written in such a way that you can actually feel their pain. This was a very good book which was written so well by Caroline Bond.