Tuesday 6 September 2022

Book Review & Giveaway: The Accident by Katie McMahon

 The Accident 
Katie McMahon
Can we really let go of the past?
Publisher: Echo Publishing

Publication date: 30th August 2022
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 360
RRP: $32.99AUD
Format read: Paperback
Source: Courtesy of the publisher via DMCPRMedia
My review of The Accident
I loved Katie McMahon's debut novel The Mistake so I was eager to read her next offering and I wasn't disappointed. Katie's second book is even better than her first.
The book opens with an unidentified accident not far from the local high school. This mystery immediately hooked me in as the story then goes back to the nine months leading up to the accident and the question of what happened was always in the back of my mind.
Grace is the mother of teenaged Emma who is struggling with an eating disorder and is also being bullied by the girls in her class at school.
Zoe is a teacher at the local high school.
Imogen is an intern in the local hospital's A & E department. 
The three women are linked by friends, family and lovers. I found the connection to Zoe and Imogen stronger with their first person narration rather than the third person narrative of Grace.
There is a very strong theme of rejection as each of the women feel they have lost their soulmate to someone else and deal with this lose in different ways.
There are a few emotive themes running through the novel, such as; overworked emergency doctors, eating disorders, stalking, infidelity, mental illness, bullying, infertility and moral dilemmas. McMahon explores how life experiences shape us and have far reaching affects on those around us.
I enjoyed the mixed media style with coronial inquest notes and emails adding to the story and building the suspense.
Katie McMahon's writing is rich in suspense, mystery and humour. Her characters are funny, flawed and real. I loved them all!
5 / 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author
Katie McMahon is a medical doctor and writer. Her first novel, The Mistake, was written after attending a masterclass run by the internationally bestselling author Fiona McIntosh and was published internationally in 2021. Katie has also written articles for The Age and The Quarry. She has lived in London and Melbourne and is now based with her family in Hobart, Tasmania. She works as a doctor and teaches communication skills to medical students. The Accident is her second novel. 


With thanks to Echo Publishing and DMCPRMedia I have one paperback copy of The Accident to give away.

 Enter via the form below. (Open to Australian addresses only). Entries close at 6pm (AEST) on Tuesday 13th September 2022.
 This giveaway is now closed and the winner was announced HERE


  1. Loved her first one The Mistake

  2. I really enjoy mixed media in stories so with this and the storyline it sounds like a novel I'd really enjoy.

  3. This book sounds so fascinating and I would love it as my next read!

  4. Oh I have not read a Katie McMahon book. Would love to win this one. Sounds interesting and intriguing. Fingers crossed. 😊🤞

  5. Sounds brilliant, very keen to read this and her first one too!


  6. Sounds like a great story!

  7. I’m really looking forward to reading this

  8. I'd love to read this story, the review looks great - Cheryl Moulton

  9. The review makes me want to win this book even more - that - and winning this book would be a great introduction into an amazing author.

  10. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. This one sounds amazing, thank you for the opportunity to win.

  12. What a great review. I really hope I win as this sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. Loved The Mistake and can't wait to read this book. I've got everything crossed.

    1. If you’ve read The Mistake you will know how amazing Katie McMahon’s writing is. Good luck in the giveaway.