Snap (Paperback)Belinda Bauer (author)
Described as ‘the best crime novel I’ve read in a very long time’ by Val McDermid, Snap is a genre-defying novel that shows the lifetime’s fallout from the decision of a moment.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018
Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019
A thrilling new novel from the author of Rubbernecker.
'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…
Described as ‘Thomas Harris crossed with Kate Atkinson’ by the Daily Mirror who called her a novelist who ‘has shifted the boundaries of what makes a truly gripping, terrifying thriller, Belinda Bauer is a crime writer with a knack for getting under the skin of her characters. Her latest thriller, which considers the devastating long-term impact of momentary snap judgements, confirms her as one of the most exciting novelist writing today.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm
'The best crime novel I've read in a very long time.' - Val McDermid
'Snap is the best kind of crime novel - it gives you chills, it makes you think, and it touches your heart. I loved it!' - Sarah Pinborough
'Original, pacy and thoroughly entertaining... a cracking read.' - Clare Mackintosh
'If you loved Steven Lamb in Bauer's debut Blacklands you will love Jack Bright in Snap. No one writes crime novels like Belinda Bauer, with such a rare blend of darkness, humour and heart. She's a crime writing genius and no mistake' - C.L Taylor
'Intelligent entertainment that keeps you guessing' - The Sunday Times
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