SNAP by Belinda Bauer
Publisher: DreamScape Media, LLC
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Narrator: Andrew Wincott
Length: 9 Hours 50 Minutes
Publication Date: 3rd July 2018
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“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 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, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: I could have killed you.
Meanwhile 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.
But the truth can be a dangerous thing …“
My Thoughts & Review
I’d seen lots of positive reviews for this one couldn’t wait to pick it up. I finally downloaded the audiobook from the library. It wasn’t what I was expecting.
It was quite a slow burn. I liked the writing style and the clever plot but I just felt it wasn’t thrilling enough for me. The first half of the book was confusing and it felt like I kept missing key information. However, the in the second half things did pick up a bit more and I began to enjoy it a bit more. That is until we get to the ending, which I found to be quite disappointing.
Now, although I liked the clever plot I did find that there were a bit too many coincidence and unbelievable scenes. This also showed in the characters. Yes, I felt sorry for what the children were going through but I just couldn’t connect with them.
All in all, not the best thriller I’ve read but not the worst either, just an ok-ish one.
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