I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for brilliant psychological thriller The Wreckage by Robin Morgan-Bentley. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Trapeze Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
About the book:
One fatal crash
Ben is driving on the motorway, on his usual commute to the school where he works. A day like any other, except for the crash.
Two colliding worlds
Adam has left his home for the last time. In his final despairing act, he jumps in front of Ben’s car, turning the teacher’s world upside down.
Three wrecked lives
Wracked with guilt, Ben seeks out Alice, Adam’s widow, and her 7-year-old son Max. But as he tries to escape the trauma of the wreckage, could Ben go too far in trying to ease his conscience?
Gripping and sinister, The Wreckage is guaranteed to keep you up all night…
About the author:
After graduating with a First Class degree in Modern and Medieval Languages, Robin worked for five years at Google. Since 2014, he has worked at Audible, where he runs their podcast, Audible Sessions. He has interviewed multiple authors including Paula Hawkins, Fiona Barton, Clare Mackintosh, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Anthony Horowitz and Jeffery Deaver, and these conversations inspired him to start writing.
The Wreckage by Robin Morgan-Bentley is a gripping page turner of a thriller that once started you do not want to put down. This is a character driven novel with a story that twists and turns, taking you on an exhilarating and suspense filled rollercoaster of a journey as this dark psychological thriller slowly unfolds.
Told from the dual perspectives of Alice and Ben, the story begins with Ben as he drives on the motorway to work, becoming involved in a fatal accident that turns his life upside down. Wracked with guilt, he seeks out the dead man’s widow and her seven year old son Max. Alice is struggling to come to terms with the fact that she isn’t grieving the death of her husband in the way everyone expects her to when Ben comes crashing into her life. I didn’t find either character particularly likable, but when you consider the emotional turmoil they’re both going through I don’t think it’s a surprise that their judgment of the situation they find themselves in is majorly askew.
The Wreckage is an impressive debut that had me gripped from beginning to end. This isn’t a fast paced thriller by any means, but more of a slow burn that is full of brilliant characterisation, with a rising tension that all adds to the feeling that the story is heading towards a dark and shocking conclusion.
Robin Morgan-Bentley has written a dark and clever psychological thriller that is full of the twists and turns that make this kind of book so readable. I loved it and can’t wait to see what this talented new author comes up with next!
The Wreckage by Robin Morgan-Bentley is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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