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Wreckage by Robin Morgan-Bentley
About The Book
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?
This is not an easy book to review, telling you too much about it will blow totally the story, so I’ll try to keep all the details hidden for you!
Have you every thought how it changes your life when you see someone who commits suicide? Imagine if you are the one who kills, seems twisted, but this is how Ben’s morning started, he run over a man (Adam). He was suicidal, so it’s not really “killing” but more of an accident, but the nightmares and depression will hunt Ben for sure. On the other side we have Alice, Adam’s wife, she doesn’t know what to do with her life and how to cope with the sadness, she only knows that she has to take care of her little son Maxi.
But their connection will not end here, Ben will become infatuated by Alice and will try to start a friendship with her… but when is the line crossed between taking care and obsession? Is Ben really only caring for them or there are some much deeper emotions included? Oh yes, you’ll have to read the book if you want to know more about it!
I’ll try to explain a little bit of the characters, Ben seems a nice guy, too attached to his mother, but this doesn’t mean anything, am I right? On the other side, Alice seems that is loosing track; drinking too much, not taking care properly of her son… but if you think of what she has suffered, who would not need some psychological help?
While I was reading this book I was talking with the characters all the time; don’t do this, are you sure… The characters don’t feel on their own minds, but you can totally understand it on what has happened to them, so I really don’t know how I would act on their situations. What I wouldn’t expect was the couple of twists in the end… they are totally unexpected and make the reader see the story in another perspective.
So, I would recommend you to read this book, it’s a slow paced story, so don’t rush it, it needs the time to create all the atmosphere for the exploding end.
The Wreckage is a twisted and unsettling story, you should take the chance on the read, in the end you’ll feel like a wreckage too!
About The Author
After graduating from Cambridge with a First Class degree in Modern and Medieval Languages, Robin Morgan-Bentley worked for five years at Google.
Since 2014, he has been the Senior Editorial Manager at Audible, responsible for deciding which audiobooks they promote to their customers and how. He also runs their podcast, Audible Sessions, and has interviewed multiple authors including Fiona Barton, Clare Mackintosh, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Anthony Horowitz and Jeffery Deaver to name a few. His conversations with them are what inspired him to start writing.