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The Moment of Impact

A two-time CWA Dagger in the Library nominee, Alison Bruce is more than a safe pair of hands when you pick up any one of her fantastic crime novels – The Moment Before Impact is certainly no exception. Don’t take just my word for it – Ian Rankin says that Alison ‘always delivers . . . Her latest is tense, twisty, terrific.’

Alison’s writing is deeply immersive, keeping you in a chokehold as she expertly balances tension, a complex narrative and compelling characters. The seemingly straightforward hook of this novel (was the car accident its protagonist experienced years ago merely a horrible mistake – or a cunningly calculated murder?) soon pulls you into a tangled web of deceit and half-truths. If you love well-crafted, gripping psychological thrillers with a sharp edge, then The Moment Before Impact is not to be missed.

Chris Sturtivant