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.

"Alison Bruce has long been one of the most adroit crime fiction practitioners in the U.K. The Moment Before Impact is... her most accomplished outing yet."

Barry Forshaw (Financial Times)

"This will undoubtedly be in my Top 5 books of the year. Absolutely Extraordinary."

M.W. Craven (Washington Poe Series)

"Alison Bruce always delivers. Her latest is tense, twisty, terrific."

Ian Rankin (The Rebus Series)

"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 (The Ruth Galloway Series, The Postscript Murders)

"Unpredictable, challenging and compelling."

Sophie Hannah (Little Face, The New Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

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