Accident by Danielle Steel
By Danielle Steel
Accident is a robust and finally victorious novel of lives shattered and replaced by means of one devastating second.
even if widespread company conferences preserve her husband, Brad, clear of domestic, web page Clarke feels blessed along with her satisfied relatives and comfy marriage. they've got a home close to San Francisco and she or he retains busy taking care of their seven-year-old son, Andy, and their teenage daughter, Allyson.
Allyson, at fifteen, is making an attempt her wings and one weekend, rather than a night along with her buddy Chloe, the ladies lie and exit with older excessive tuition boys. yet a Saturday evening that was once meant to be enjoyable results in tragedy whilst their vehicle collides head-on with another.
on the medical institution, web page reveals Chloe's divorced father, Trygve, and, not able to find Brad, she leans on his power in the course of the the lengthy hours of tormenting questions. Will Allyson reside? Will any of them? have been the youngsters ingesting? utilizing medicines? Who used to be at fault? And the place is her husband? with out Brad through her aspect web page feels her lifestyles begin to come aside as she is compelled to confront the truth that Allyson may possibly no longer stay, and if she does, she could by no means be the related back.
In an inspiring novel that explores what number of people are stricken by one tragic coincidence and the way they continue to exist it, Danielle metal brings us as regards to the characters whose lives are as regularly occurring as our own... and who stay, as all of us do, in an international the place every thing can switch in a unmarried second.
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I had rarely felt so alone as I did at that moment. After that our conversation became even more stilted, and often when I addressed him he did not answer. " Dilly wrote again, complaining that I never told her what was happening to me. Reading her letters was like listening to her talking; the short sentences, the underlining, the exclamation marks, gave the impression of breathless excitement. She was learning to curtsy; she was taking dancing lessons; the great day was approaching. It was wonderful to have escaped from Madame and feel oneself no longer a schoolgirl, but a young lady of fashion.
I saw my father at meals; after that he retired into his study to write the book which would never be completed. Fanny went about the house giving orders with hands and eyes; she was a woman of few words but a click of her tongue, a puff of her lips, could be eloquent. The servants were in fear of her: she had the power to dismiss them; I knew that she held over them the threat of encroaching age to remind them that if she turned them out, there would be few ready to employ them. There was never a spot of dust on the furniture; the kitchen was twice weekly filled with the fragrant smell of baking bread; the household was run smoothly.
Women might still mean some thing to him although he had never married again. I thought I was worldly-wise. I had discussed life with my school friends, many of whom were French always so much more knowledgeable in such matters than we English and we thought ourselves very up-to-date. I decided that my father had a mistress whom he visited regularly but whom he would never marry because he could not replace my mother; and after visiting this woman he came back filled with remorse because, although she was long since dead, he still loved my mother and believed he had desecrated her memory.