Accidents Waiting to Happen is my first choice for my Book of the Month. It’s a natural choice as it was my first book to be published. It’s been pretty hard to get a hold of a copy over the last six months, but I’ve resurrected it as an eBook, while work begins on finding a new publisher for print and audio formats.
Storyline: Josh Michaels is worth more dead than alive. He just doesn’t know it yet. He has no idea why someone would try to kill him, clearly that’s exactly what happened. When an SUV forced Josh’s car off the road and into a river, it might have been an accident. But when Josh looked up at the road, expecting to see the SUV’s driver rushing to help him, all he saw was the driver watching him calmly…then giving him a “thumbs down” sign. That was merely the first attempt on Josh’s life, all of them designed to look like accidents, and all of them very nearly fatal. With his time—and maybe his luck—running out and no one willing to believe him, Josh had better figure out who wants him dead and why…before it’s too late.
Praise for the book:
“The pacing is spectacular and gets progressively faster as the reader nears the finale. An unqualified recommendation.” — Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
“An impressive debut.” — Mystery Scene Magazine
“Simon Wood…delivers a suspenseful, brisk tale in his debut.” — South Florida Sun Sentinel
“What a thrill ride!” — Literary Editor for the East Bay Express
“A thriller at its best.” — I Love A Mystery
“A briskly plotted thriller that uses point of view shifts better than any novel I’ve read in quite a while in his debut.” — CrimeSpree Magazine
This is a new feature monthly feature. Over the course of the month, I’ll share some insights to the book that will hopefully give people a feel for why it was written.
For bookstore locations, contact me and I’ll let you know about the ones I know about. Like I say, it’s a hard book to find these days.
Next week, I’ll discuss the real life incidents and practices that inspired the book.