A Bristol author who broke both of her legs after being hit by a car has used the experience to pen a best-selling book.
Former journalist Emily Koch's debut novel tells the story of a man in a coma who is attempting to solve his own attempted murder.
Eleven years ago Emily was hit by a car while she was walking home, and left with serious injuries.
She broke both legs, hit her head and ended up in hospital for several days.
Emily went on to become an award winning journalist for the Bristol Post.
But when she left the newsroom behind to pursue a career as an novelist, she drew on her experience to create her lead character.
In a twist on the traditional crime thriller, Alex spends the rest of the book trying to solve his own attempted murder.
The book is quickly turning into a word of mouth hit. It has been nominated for literary awards and been translated into six different languages.
And for fans who just can't get enough, Emily is currently working on her second novel, which promises yet more mystery, crime and intrigue - all set around the streets of Bristol.
The book has gained the following accolades: