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 . . .
‘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
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’ *****
Intelligent entertainment that keeps you guessing * Sunday Times Crime Club * 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 Original, pacy and thoroughly entertaining . . . a cracking read. * Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I LET YOU GO * 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, No. 1 bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES * The best crime novel I've read in a very long time. * Val McDermid *
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