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Accidents Waiting to Happen e-book

Author:

Simon Wood

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

Subcategory:

Thrillers & Suspense

ePub size:

1227 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.7

Publisher:

Leisure Books (February 27, 2007)

Pages:

337

ISBN:

0843958308

Accidents Waiting to Happen e-book

by Simon Wood


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Accidents waiting to happen. CHAPTER ONE. Josh Michaels took liberties with the speed limit on the quiet two-lane highway. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

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A former racecar driver, licensed pilot, and occasional private eye, Simon Wood is also an accomplished author with more than 150 published stories and articles under his belt. His mystery fiction, which has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, earned him both the prestigious Anthony Award and a CWA Dagger Award nomination. In addition to Accidents Waiting to Happen, his books include Working Stiffs, Asking for Trouble, Paying the Piper, We All Fall Down, and Terminated. 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 calml. hen giving him a thumbs down sign. That was merely the first attempt on Josh’s life,.

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I normally like Wood's books so this one hiccup won't keep me from reading other of his books but I really wish this one had been better. Promising idea but poor execution.

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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.
Urtte
It starts with an "accident" happening. A car is tail gating our hero and decides to pass him, pulling in front of him too close. As a result, our hero's car goes off the freeway and into the river. As his car is sinking, our hero thinks "I really should have learned to swim." Swim he does because there is no other good alternative. In rethinking things later, our hero begins to wonder if it really was an accident. Did someone do it deliberately? And so it goes. Accidents follow our hero and he finds out about accidents happening to other people. What's going on here? Loved the story. Warning, the accidents just keep happening until our hero solves the "why" of it.
Daigami
I like the way Simon Wood writes. Easy to read, straight forward, mysterious at the same time. This was a good story, easy to follow, you could almost guess what was going to happen next, and then surprise, it changed. Josh Michaels is the main character and things just keep,happening to him and around him. You figure out why almost from the beginning but the plot,has twists and turns that keep you turning the pages.
Saberblade
For Josh Michaels, life is good. He has a lucrative job, a beautiful wife he loves, a great daughter, and a loyal best friend. Then the accidents begin. Josh miraculously survives a car crash he's positive another drive caused with the intention of killing him. When he narrowly escapes death a second time, he's certain someone is out to kill him. The police, his wife, and even his best friend, Bob, think he's over-reacting. But being murdered may be the least of his problems when his former mistress shows up and begins blackmailing him -- again. He can't help but wonder if she is behind the attempts on his life. He also can't help but wonder what will happen to his family and his job and his freedom if she tells all. (Some SPOILERS follow)

Author Simon Wood starts out at a fast pace in "Accidents Waiting to Happen", a thriller that misses being really good. The action is fast, and although the hard-to-buy reasons behind the accidents set out in the novel might be overlooked as par for the course for this genre, Josh is not sympathetic enough for readers to spend much time fretting about. His continual reiteration of the importance of his family seems to be lip service in the face of his actions and the distant attitude of his wife. I could never buy that he was really remorseful for anything he'd done. He was just very worried about being found out. One of the incidents his ex-mistress is using to blackmail him is picked up by news media that apparently never heard of the two sources for a story rule. (SPOILER) Josh having to answer for what he did never materializes for a pretty flimsy reason.

"Accidents Waiting to Happen" is not an awful book, but there are much better thrillers out there.
Lanadrta
"Accidents Waiting to Happen" started out fine...exciting, making me wonder what was going to happen next. But it went downhill quickly.

There definitely wasn't enough character development in this novel. There was only one character I cared anything about in the book and he was a minor character...Bob, the best friend of the protagonist, Josh Michaels. I don't have to like all the characters in a book but it does help to like some of them and care whether they get killed off or not.

There were too many accidents/coincidences/plot twists. I wish Wood had picked the best out of all of them and developed one or two of them further rather than skipping here and there and everywhere. And the ending was really unbelievable.

I normally like Wood's books so this one hiccup won't keep me from reading other of his books but I really wish this one had been better. Promising idea but poor execution.
Cia
This is an outstanding plot that only a brilliantly imaginative author could have come up with. "Viatical" insurance was very much in the news about 20 years ago, yet I never wondered why it had lost its popularity since. Now I know. This is my favorite kind of mystery, so much more than a "whodunit;" it's what I call a "what-the-hell-is-going-on-here" where you think no logical explanation is coming --- but then you get one.

SPOILER ALERT:

I did take a star off for this reason: I thought this was one of the rare books where the heroes did not live happily ever after; that was where the author was going, but then he wasn't brave enough to follow through. Few are though.
wanderpool
Accidents Waiting to Happen is a tight, taut suspense that will keep you riveted to the book. The concept is way over the top for me, with unbelievably evil characters to pull it off -- but isn't that what makes a good suspense? I am normally not a suspense reader, but Josh and his predicament(s) drew me in. I wanted to tell Kate not to be so hard on him. I wanted to shake some sense into those policemen. Maybe they were drawn a little too uncaring? And Bell? The woman you love to hate! A couple of loose ends bothered me -- what happened to Murphy and his airplane business? Were there any repercussions from Josh's financial indiscretion? For me, it was a relief not to have to mentally bleep every other word, too. The vocabulary was rough enough to be realistic, but *bleep* words were not used for their shock value. I might read another suspense after this one!
Fohuginn
This being my first reading of a book by Simon Wood, I feel that my review will be fresh. The story line was good. Lots of intrigue and interest. The characters were just OK. Josh' s actions and choices frustrated me. He did not make me care what happened to him. At one point I wished the book ended with his demise. Bob was just a guy who ate too much and lamely offered to help his friend. I liked 'the professional'. The cops were, though, unprofessional. Finally, there was too much family. It made it seem almost like a romance mystery. So, I guess I sort of liked the book and will give Mr. Wood one more chance. We'll see how the next one goes.

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