Things will never be the same again…
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…
Ben is driving to work on the motorway when he sees a flash of white….he has hit a man.
Adam has deliberately jumped in front of Ben’s car.
While not Ben’s fault he is so guilt ridden he can barely function, but he decides to see Adam’s wife, Alice to say sorry.
Alice is a bit taken aback, but they become slightly uneasy friends and Ben becomes close to her son Max. But, then Ben takes Max to give Alice some time alone, as he’s concerned about her drinking and if Max is safe.
This is the tale of three damaged people, each with their own problems. It deals with mental illness, obsession and domestic abuse.
I didn’t find any of the characters likeable at all, Adam was controlling, Alice is rude, selfish and just nasty and Ben….well Ben, I’m really not sure about Ben ! But, due to Robin Morgan-Bentley’s incredible writing, you become so gripped by their story. Beautifully read by Emilia Fox, Jack Hawkins and Kobna Holbrook-Smith. Their fantastic performances really brought this to life and made it so compelling, you really become involved and just have to know how this is going to turn out for each of the characters. The final few sentences made me feel a little uneasy I have to say……I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Thank you to Alex at Orion Books for the opportunity to participate in this Audio Book blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the AudioBook. This is my honest, unbiased review.