by Louise Millar
Kate Parker has had so much bad luck in her life, she’s convinced she’s cursed. But when she tries to do her best to keep herself and her son safe, people tell her she’s being anxious and obsessive.
Just when her life starts to spin completely out of control, an Oxford professor she meets offers to help. But his methods are not conventional. If she wants to live her life again, he will expect her to take risks.
When a mysterious neighbour starts to take more than a passing interest in her, Kate tries to stay rational and ignore it.
Maybe this, however, is the one time Kate should be worried.
"Taut, chilling, utterly brilliant; my thriller of the year"
"A heady page-turner that should appeal to fans of Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A deliciously disturbing read, with paranoia seeping from every page."
Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls
"Slick, unsettling entertainment."
"As Millar makes truth elusive and builds suspense, she is establishing herself in the top tier of writers of psychological thrillers."
Booklist (starred review)
"Another sharp thriller from Louise Millar that combines family drama with terrifying psychological suspense."
"English author Millar (The Playdate) has created a fantastically compelling thriller with a dark mystery at its core. Grade A."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A brainy thriller lodged satisfyingly in the contemporary moment."
Holly Goddard Jones, author of The Next Time You See Me
"Creeping paranoia, nail-biting tension and fiendishly clever plotting... I couldn't put this down."
Lucy Diamond, author of Me & Mr Jones
"You won't be able to put down this suspenseful thriller - except to pass it on to your friends."
Accidents Happen is out NOW in the UK and the USA