Ben is driving on the motorway, on his usual commute to the school where he works.
A day like any other, except for Adam, who in a last despairing act jumps in front of Ben’s car, and in killing himself, turns the teacher’s world upside down.
Wracked with guilt and desperate to clear his conscience, Ben develops a friendship with 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 make amends?
Gripping and sinister, The Wreckage is guaranteed to keep you up all night…
This started as a rather shocking crime procedural, but then it turned into something a bit darker, more twisted, and the ending, my goodness, flips the whole thing on its head.
The strange relationship that develops between Ben and Alice, the mess and devastation that both of their lives begin to revolve around, the power dynamics, it’s a whole heap of NOOOO!!!!
Honestly, I’ve not read a book quite like it, both such damaged souls drawn into a whirlpool of mess basically.
Clever, compelling and compulsive, this is definitely a must-read.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part on this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.