The Crash – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Crash

Author:- Catherine Miller

No. of pages:- 297 pages

Date published:- will be published on March 30th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Women’s Fiction


A split-second decision can change everything…

At the edge of a forest, a husband and wife are driving through the winding lanes. When a song comes on the radio, the song that brought the high-school sweethearts together on a dancefloor forty years ago, they turn to each other. That split second – a stolen glance as memories wash over them – is one of their last. Moments later, their car crashes.

Yet from tragedy, comes hope…

Two strangers lie in hospital, their lives hanging in the balance. After a near-fatal accident, it’s a miracle that Zach survived. And with a life-long heart condition, Chloe didn’t think she would make it past her twenties.

But that day, Chloe and Zach’s lives are saved when they each receive a heart. Gifted a rare second chance, it’s up to them not to waste it – to make the most of every moment.

They don’t know it, but they are inextricably linked. And until Chloe and Zach find one another – two hearts searching for their missing part – their new lives can never begin… Will they be able to find each other before it’s too late?

This is a story about four people, two hearts and a love story that will captivate the reader and take the reader to an emotional ride.

Susan and Mike had been childhood lovers. While listening to a song that had brought them together, they meet with an accident. Years later, Zack gets into an accident that causes him get a heart transplant and Chloe also get a heart transplant. After the heart transplant operation, Zack felt a connection to Chloe and soon starts the story.

The plot of the story attracted me first and when I started reading the story, I immediately got hooked into the story. The story is told from the perspectives of Zack, Chloe, Mike and Susan and I do like the backstory of Mike and Susan’s love story, how Zack and Chloe’s love blossomed through the heart connection they had. I was drawn into the blossoming love story of Zack and Chloe and it was actually a heartwarming and emotional story. From the first chapter to the end, the story took me to a journey. I do like the concept of how a transplant of the hearts brought two people close together.

Overall, for the ones who liked to read a good heartwarming story that will captivate the reader from the first chapter itself this book is the one for you–worth five stars in my opinion!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

When Catherine Miller became a mum to twins, she decided her hands weren’t full enough so wrote a novel with every spare moment she managed to find. By the time the twins were two, Catherine had a two-book deal with Carina UK. There is a possibility she has aged remarkably in that time. Her debut novel, Waiting For You, came out in March 2016.

Catherine was a NHS physiotherapist, but for health reasons (Uveitis and Sarcoidosis) she retired early from this career. As she loved her physiotherapy job, she decided if she couldn’t do that she would pursue her writing dream. It took a few years and a couple of babies, but in 2015 she won the Katie Fforde bursary, was a finalist in the London Book Fair Write Stuff Competition and highly commended in Woman magazine’s writing competition. Soon afterwards she signed with Carina. Soon after that, she collapsed in a heap and was eventually revived by chocolate.

Since then she’s become an internationally bestselling novelist and hasn’t found a week that didn’t require revival by chocolate. She is one eighth of The Romaniacs – a group of writing friends who’ve supported each other since meeting through The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme.

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