Snap by Belinda Bauer

Snap

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.

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I feel like I have been reviewing a lot of 2 or 3 calculator reads lately, so I’m super happy to be reviewing a novel that I really enjoyed! It’s so much easier to review novels that I loved instead of only felt ok about.

The best part about Snap was the characters. I loved 14 year old Jack, even though he is unlike any teenager boy I have ever read about! I really enjoyed reading his story and his perseverance in finding his mother’s killer.

I even liked the detectives Reynolds & Marvel who are working for the first time together. Marvel is a homicide investigation and he doesn’t hide his disappointment when the biggest crime in the town is a breaking and entering case.

Even though I tend to love thrillers that throw out a lot of big twists, I really enjoyed Snap. It’s a slow burn novel that doesn’t have any crazy twists, but it’s still a great thriller.

4 calculators out of a potential 5. Read it and I will have to check out more of Belinda Bauer’s novels! Any recommendations?!

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20 thoughts on “Snap by Belinda Bauer

  1. Good to hear this was a good one for you. I enjoyed your review Amanda. I got this one from the library, but had to return it before i read it. I will have to try again.

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