The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Corgi Childrens, 2 July 2015)
An intriguing, beautiful, and haunting contemporary novel that blends very real and serious issues with paranormal elements, THE ACCIDENT SEASON should be more aptly named THE SECRET SEASON. This is a book about secrets – horrible ones, heartbreaking ones – and how we all drown in our own secrets sometimes.
Every year, towards the end of October, Cara and her family become far more accident-prone than usual. They fall and cut themselves and break their bones, and worse – as the deaths of several relatives have shown before. Whenever the accident season rolls around, Cara's mother wraps her children up in layers and tries to make the house as safe as possible with soft rugs and bubble wrap. This year looks to be no different at first – but as Cara starts to plan a Halloween party together with her sister, Alice, her ex-stepbrother, Sam, and her best friend, Bea, things get even stranger than usual. Is this the year they will finally break free of their curse?