Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 0-8439-5830-8
Out Now!

A Bloody Dagger Award Nominee

Josh Michaels is worth more dead than alive. He just doesn’t know it yet. He has no idea why someone would try to kill him, clearly that’s exactly what happened. When an SUV forced Josh’s car off the road and into a river, it might have been an accident. But when Josh looked up at the road, expecting to see the SUV’s driver rushing to help him, all he saw was the driver watching him calmly…then giving him a “thumbs down” sign. That was merely the first attempt on Josh’s life, all of them designed to look like accidents, and all of them very nearly fatal. With his time—and maybe his luck—running out and no one willing to believe him, Josh had better figure out who wants him dead and why…before it’s too late.

Read about the inspiration for the book here.

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“One of the most riveting first chapters I have read in some time. The pacing is spectacular and gets progressively faster as the reader nears the finale. An unqualified recommendation..”
— Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

“An impressive debut.”
— Mystery Scene Magazine

“Simon Wood...delivers a suspenseful, brisk tale in his debut.”
— South Florida Sun Sentinel

“What a thrill ride!”
— Literary Editor for the East Bay Express

“…Call all your friends and urge them to read this one.”
— The Butler County Post

“A smashing, rip roaring success.”
— Over My Dead Body Magazine

“This book has absolutely deserves the name thriller.”
— Spine Magazine (Germany)

“Events escalate in ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN at break- neck speed. The thought that the plot could be a reality in today's world is shocking, to say the least. The suspense builds in each chapter, the plot thickens, and I could not put it down. Debut author Simon Wood is a welcome addition to the thriller/suspense genre.”
— Fresh Fiction

ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN is a thriller at its best.”
— I Love A Mystery

ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN is a briskly plotted thriller that uses point of view shifts better than any novel I’ve read in quite a while in his debut.”
— CrimeSpree Magazine

“Simon Wood has fashioned an exciting and well-written novel of suspense, with a nail-biting conclusion during which this reader held her breath in anticipation of what new horrors might be in store!”
— Mystery Morgue

Accidents Waiting To Happen is loaded with suspense and I didn't want to put it down.”
— Mysteries Galore

Accidents Waiting To Happen is as streamlined as a bullet from a hit man's gun.”
— Horrorworld

“Simon Wood opens with a breath-taking scene and never lets up...a must read.”
— Mysterical-E

“Twists and turns that keeps the reader guessing till the last page.”
— All About Murder Reviews

“An exciting and compelling read.”

“Enthusiastically recommended.”
— The Midwest Book Review