Product Details: Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Dell (May 30, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0440243394 ISBN-13: 978-0440243397 Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.4 inches
Accident is a powerful and ultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastating moment.
Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home, Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. They have a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after their seven-year-old son, Andy, and their teenage daughter, Allyson.
Allyson, at fifteen, is trying her wings and one weekend, instead of an evening with her friend Chloe, the girls lie and go out with two older high school boys. But a Saturday night that was supposed to be fun ends in tragedy when their car collides head-on with another.
At the hospital, Page finds Chloe's divorced father, Trygve, and, unable to locate Brad, she leans on his strength throughout the the long hours of tormenting questions. Will Allyson live? Will any of them? Were the teenagers drinking? Using drugs? Who was at fault? And where is her husband? Without Brad by her side Page feels her life start to come apart as she is forced to confront the fact that Allyson may not live, and if she does, she may never be the same again.
In an inspiring novel that explores how many people are affected by one tragic accident and how they survive it, Danielle Steel brings us close to the characters whose lives are as familiar as our own... and who live, as we all do, in a world where everything can change in a single moment.
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Reviews from Amazon
VERY EXCITING!, July 23, 1999 By A Customer
Accident is the first Danielle Steel book I read and it was wonderful. It kept me in suspense as to what would happen next. It made me think about how I would feel if I was in Page's place and had to go on wondering if my daughter would live or be disabled for the rest of her life and on top of it to find out that my husband has been cheating. I read this book overnight because I just couldnt put it down. I cant wait to read other DS books. She is great and I hope her other books are as good as Accident. If you want to read and exciting good book read this one.
A book you will just love, December 7, 1999 By dshnay (San Francisco, CA USA)
Have you ever felt like you life was heading in the wrong direction and everything that came into your path was going the wrong way? Well after reading the book accident your problems will seem quite minor compared to the problems brought up in the book. This story is filled with tramas that will bring tears of sadness and joy to your eyes. Once you pick this book up you won't want to set it down. Page after page there will be suspense and I guarentee you will love this story.
no accidental read, August 1, 2006 By stephanie porter "stephanie" (lawrence, ma usa)
this book made me cry, smile, laugh, and get angry. it is a very touching story about Page, her husband, Brad, and their children, Allyson and Andy. It starts off as Allie lieing to her mother about where is going and who she is going with. While out with her friends, Allie is involved in a tragic car accident. As Allie lays on a very thin line between life and death, Page feels her whole life fall apart in a matter of days. As she tries to find her find her husband to tell him about Allie's accident, he comes to realize that he is cheating on her. Just when Page thinks that her dying daughter and ending marriage is enough to deal with, Andy runs away and breaks his arm. Page knows that her life will never be the same again, but she's just not prepared for everything that happens.