Snap

Snap

The astonishing Sunday Times bestseller

Summary

Crime & Thriller Book of the Year (Specsavers National Book Awards)
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018.

'The best crime novel I've read in a very long time.' VAL MCDERMID

SNAP DECISIONS CAN BE DANGEROUS . . .

On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she'd said. I won't be long.

But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever.

Three years later, Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother . . .

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'Original, pacy and thoroughly entertaining . . . a cracking read.' CLARE MACKINTOSH

'No one writes crime novels like Belinda Bauer, with a rare blend of darkness, humour and heart. She's a crime writing genius.' C. L. TAYLOR

'Edgy, original and beautifully written, this suspenseful story is dazzlingly good.' Sunday Mirror

'The opening of Snap is one of the most vividly unnerving I have read . . . razor-sharp observation.' Guardian

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Readers are gripped by Snap:

'Full of suspenseful twists and turns' *****
'Twisty, intriguing and so cleverly written I couldn't put it down' *****
'A refreshingly different murder mystery' *****

Reviews

  • The best crime novel I've read in a very long time.
    Val McDermid

About the author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother.

For her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work. Her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, was voted Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her eighth novel, Snap, was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and voted Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages.
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