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’ *****