- Title The Wreckage
- Author Robin Morgan-Bentley
- Year 2020
- Genre Thriller
One fatal crash. Ben is driving on the motorway, on his usual commute to the school where he works. A day like any other, except for the crash. Two colliding worlds. Adam has left his home for the last time. In his final despairing act, he jumps in front of Ben's car, turning the teacher's world upside down. Three wrecked lives. Wracked with guilt, Ben seeks out 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 ease his conscience?
I listened to the audiobook of this, read in turn by Emilia Fox and Jack Hawkins. The story is told from the two main protagonist’s point of view and it’s fascinating to see how the pair gradually develop and change as events overtake them. Ben was behind the wheel of the car that killed Alice’s husband and eventually worms his way into her life.
I enjoyed how this story went through many twists and turns as it wound towards a thankfully satisfying conclusion – although a weird one. It’s hard to believe someone could plan such a thing, and even harder to believe it would partly work, but still, an interesting story read really well by both.
Rating: 3 / 5