ARC BOOK REVIEW: The Accident by Julia Stone

Publication Date: October 27, 2022
Format: Kindle
Genre:  Mystery

Publisher: Orion Dash
320 pages
Buy: Only available in the UK


Thrown together by fate. Entwined by lies...

The police ruled it as misadventure. A young woman falling from a bridge onto Janice Thomason's car was not an act of suicide or murder, it's just an accident. But for Janice, it feels like fate has thrown them together.

As a genealogist, Janice is used to tracking down clues - is even a little obsessive, one might say... The police know so little about the Jane Doe that fell on her car that she decides to start her own investigation into the victim and the people she knew. Surely someone must be to blame?

Sometimes the only way to uncover the truth is to lie... and for Janice, living a lie comes all too easily.


Thank you to and the publisher for sending me a free copy of this book.  I am leaving this review voluntarily.

I'm not sure how I got approved for this book since it seems to only be available in the UK and I'm not in the UK. 

This book starts out with a startling accident as a body falls from an overpass onto Janice's car, putting her in hospital.  When the police won't give her many details about the young woman who crashed onto her car, Janice decides to do some digging herself.  She says she wants to give the young woman's family closure.  

Of course once she identifies Sunny as the girl, things start to spiral down a weird path.  The lines between who Sunny was, who may have killed her and what Janice is involving herself in all becomes blurred together and I start to wonder about Janice and why she is really getting involved in this.  

I started to lose interest about 1/3 of the way in, Janice seemed off the rails but not in a way that held my attention. Maybe I just like a more sinister read.  There is some crazy stuff that happens in this book and there is plenty of mystery surrounding Sunny and Janice.  I don't know if I fully understand the motives of Janice other than she seems a bit lonely and lost. Either way I did wind up finishing it but it just wasn't for me.  

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