Dawn Goodwin talks about her debut novel, The Accident, and reveals the best thing about being a writer. 1. Can you tell us more about your book, The Accident? The Accident is a dark story about friendship, betrayal and love. It tells the story of Veronica Pullman, who is struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter. Isolated by grief from her friends and her husband, she meets Scarlet, who helps her to realise that there is life after death.