Grove Press, 9780802129604, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 21, 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
The latest from award-winning crime writer Belinda Bauer, winner of the UK National Book Award, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Snap is a gripping novel about a teenage boy's hunt for his mother's killer. Eileen Bright puts her 11-year-old son Jack in charge when she left their broken-down car on the side of the road to find help. But she never comes back, and three years later, Jack's still in charge: of his sisters, of making ends meet, of making sure nobody knows they're all alone in the house, and--quite suddenly--of finding out who murdered his mother. Meanwhile, a young woman named Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading "I could have killed you." With a husband on the road and a baby on the way, Catherine makes a single bad choice that leads her into a tangled web of deception and danger. A stylish, masterfully written novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers.