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The Moment Before Impact

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Published: December 2020
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Author: Alison Bruce
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BIC Subject: Crime & mystery
Published By: Hachette Australia
Published: 22-Dec-2020
Format: Hardback, 320 pages,
ISBN: 9781472123879
Stock Code: 2123879
Product Description
A brilliant new crime novel from the author of the critically acclaimed DC Gary Goodhew series set in CambridgeA brilliant new crime novel from the author of the critically acclaimed DC Gary Goodhew series set in Cambridge
'A powerful and absorbing story that stayed with me long after I'd finished reading. A writer at the top of her game' Elly Griffiths

'Unpredictable, challenging and compelling' Sophie Hannah

'Alison Bruce has long been one of the most adroit crime fiction practitioners in the UK. The Moment Before Impact is . . . her most accomplished outing yet' Barry Forshaw, Financial Times


A terrible car accident - or calculated murder?

An evening out for five students ends in tragedy, with two dead and one critically injured. Nicci Waldock survives, but her life is left in tatters. Years later, a sighting of Jack Bailey, the brother of her dead friend, leaves her with a shocking realisation about the night of the accident.

Helped by former journalist Celia Henry, Nicci sets out to learn the truth about what really happened, and discovers a series of lies and dangerous secrets that have distorted everything she thinks she knows.

In uncovering the tangled truth of what happened that night three years ago, Nicci must decide who she can trust, and who is about to kill again. And she realises that everything can be saved or lost in the moment before impact.


Praise for Alison Bruce

'As always, Bruce produces a rewarding read' The Times

'I Did It For Us held me from the off. It's compelling, slickly plotted and brilliantly written' Amanda Jennings

'One of our most interesting crime writers' Daily Mail
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