From award-winning crime writer Belinda Bauer, "the true heir to the great Ruth Rendell" [Mail on Sunday (UK)], Snap is a gripping novel about a teenage boy's hunt for his mother's killer. Jack's in charge, said his mother as she disappeared up the road to get help. I won't be long. Now eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters wait on the hard shoulder in their stifling, broken-down car, bickering and whining and playing I-Spy until she comes back. But their mother doesn't come back. She never comes back. And after that long, hot summer's day, nothing will ever be the same again. Three years later, Jack's fifteen now and still in charge . . . alone in the house. Meanwhile across town, a young woman called Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading I could of killed you. The police are tracking a mysterious burglar they call Goldilocks, for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn't see the point of involving the police. And Jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother. A twisty, masterfully written novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers.
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by Belinda Bauer
by David Harrison
by Philip Kerr
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by Ray Bradbury
by Mary Pilon
by David Ezra Stein
by Kevin Brooks
"As a mystery, SNAP stretches credulity. But Andrew Wincott's narration is steadying, even as the story shifts under foot. Jack Bright, who is only 14, has been left to raise his siblings as best he can--through petty theft--after his mother's murder. In the midst of a bill-paying burglary, Jack discovers a possible clue to that murder. He has to decide whether to bring the law down on himself in order to get justice. Wincott's take on Jack is dead on, as is his rendering of Jack's two younger sisters. Wincott needs to interest us in these children, given the hapless assortment of adults surrounding them--all equally well rendered but by no means as sympathetic. K.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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