An Accidental Light

Elizabeth Diamond

'I’ve seen her a thousand times. Running through the blue shadows in the rain. Stopped by a screech of brakes and my voice shouting. Stopped by the sudden boom of my heart.'

On a quiet road just outside London, in the blue half-light of dusk, a car accident will change the lives of two families forever. Jack Philips is a happily married policeman with two small daughters, but the accident forces him to reassess everything he loves – and to confront long-buried secrets.

For Lisa Jenkins, the devastation seems almost unbearable. Until she discovers an inner strength she never knew she had – and the courage to change her life completely.

This heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting debut novel explores the ripple effects of a single moment of tragedy – the journey from guilt to peace, from vengeance to forgiveness, from grief to hope – and even, ultimately, to joy.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033047984401
Published: 02/01/2009

Elizabeth Diamond

Elizabeth Diamond

Elizabeth Diamond spent many years writing poetry and working, amongst other things, as a home help, a shop assistant, a typist, and a special needs teacher, and dreaming of being a published author, until a chance place on a writers' development award, followed by an arts council grant, gave her the time to write her first novel – just to see ‘if she could’. The result was her debut novel, An Accidental Light. She lives in Devon, has two grown sons and three granddaughters.

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