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By Simon Wood
4.5 Stars - 31 Reviews
Here's the set-up:
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 Accidents Waiting to Happen :
“One of the most riveting first chapters I have read in some time. 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 smashing, rip roaring success.”
— Over My Dead Body Magazine
“Events escalate in ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN at break- neck speed. The thought that the plot could be a reality in today's world is shocking, to say the least. The suspense builds in each chapter, the plot thickens, and I could not put it down. Debut author Simon Wood is a welcome addition to the thriller/suspense genre.”
— Fresh Fiction
“ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN is a thriller at its best.”
— I Love A Mystery
“ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN is 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
“Simon Wood has fashioned an exciting and well-written novel of suspense, with a nail-biting conclusion during which this reader held her breath in anticipation of what new horrors might be in store!”
— Mystery Morgue
“Accidents Waiting To Happen is loaded with suspense and I didn't want to put it down.”
— Mysteries Galore
“Accidents Waiting To Happen is as streamlined as a bullet from a hit man's gun.”
“Simon Wood opens with a breath-taking scene and never lets up...a must read.”
“Twists and turns that keeps the reader guessing till the last page.”
— All About Murder Reviews
— The Midwest Book Review
About the Author:
Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. A longhaired dachshund and five cats dominate their lives. He's had over 150 stories and articles published. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines anthologies, such as Seattle Noir, Thriller 2 and Woman's World.
He's a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest. He's the Anthony Award winning author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper and We All Fall Down. As Simon Janus, he's the author of The Scrubs and Road Rash. His latest thriller, Terminated, is out in mass paperback with a new short story collection, Asking for Trouble, out later in the year. Curious people can learn more at simonwood.net.
Simon is a transplant from England, residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Simon is a proud member of both the Mystery Writers of America and Horror Writers Association.