The Accident

THE ACCIDENT / Before I Wake 

Top ten books of 2014 – The Sun
Top ten bestselling debuts of 2014 – The Bookseller
No.3 Amazon Kindle

The Accident - CL Taylor (Avon HarperCollins) UK

Before I Wake - CL Taylor. Published by Sourcebooks in the USA

To the outside world Susan Jackson has it all – a loving family, a successful politician husband and a beautiful home – but when Charlotte, her fifteen year old daughter,  deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma Sue questions whether any of it was real.

Desperate to find out what caused Charlotte’s suicide attempt, she is horrified by an entry in her diary – ‘Keeping this secret is killing me’.  As Sue spins in desperate circles, she risks everything to discover the truth and finds herself immersed in a shady world she didn’t know existed. The deeper she delves the darker the world becomes and the more danger she puts herself in.

Can Sue wake up from the nightmares that haunt her and save her daughter, or will ‘the secret’ destroy them both?


“An ominous atmosphere, a tense tale of past and present colliding, and a narrator whom no-one believes: this book is a delight.” Alex Marwood

‘Utterly compelling. I could not put this gripping, heart-stopping page-turner down’ Rowan Coleman

‘Twisty, dark and utterly compelling’ Lucy Diamond

‘I was gripped from start to finish. Everyone should read this book!’ Lucy Robinson

‘This fast, twisty psychological thriller has suspense on every page!’ Paula Daly

‘Gripping and terrifying’ Julie Cohen

‘One of the best books I’ve read in ages – the tension never lets up until the final pages. Page-turning suspense ratcheted up with every new scene. Sub-plots woven in effortlessly. Brilliant – my heart was racing as I drew nearer and nearer to the ending.‘ Mel Sherratt

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Order the US edition ‘Before I Wake’ from – ‘Before I Wake’

If you live outside of the UK and The Missing is not available in your country you can buy it from the The Book Depository (free worldwide shipping).


  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: HarperCollins/Avon
  • North American: Sourcebooks (‘Before I Wake’)
  • Czech: Domino (‘Nehoda’)
  • French: Marabout/ Hachette Livre (‘L’Accident’)
  • German: Piper (‘Träum was Böses’)
  • Hungary: Alexandra Publishing
  • Italian: Longanesi (‘Il Confine del Silenzio’)
  • Polish: Proszynski Media (‘Gdzie kończy się cisza?’)
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Bertrand Brasil
  • Spanish: Duomo Ediciones (‘Los Confines Del Silencio’)
  • Swedish:Lind&Co (‘Olyckan’)
  • Russia: Exmo (‘Крушение’)
  • Turkish:KRP

For information on CL Taylor’s second psychological thriller THE LIE click here.

For information on CL Taylor’s third psychological thriller THE MISSING click here.

For information on CL Taylor’s fourth psychological thriller THE ESCAPE click here.

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