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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784160852
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Snap

The Sunday Times Bestseller




The phenomenal latest crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year, author of The Beautiful Dead.

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. . .

'Snap is the best kind of crime novel. It gives you chills, it makes you think and it touches your heart. I loved it!' SARAH PINBOROUGH, No.1 bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
'Original, pacy and thoroughly entertaining . . . a cracking read.' CLARE MACKINTOSH, bestselling author of I Let You Go

'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, bestselling author of The Missing

'Intelligent entertainment that keeps you guessing.' Sunday Times Crime Club
'Edgy, original and beautifully written, this suspenseful story is dazzlingly good.' Sunday Mirror

'Belinda Bauer's plots are never anything less than original and unsettling, and Snap is no exception.' Sunday Times

'Spine-chilling, tension-packed gripper.' Woman and Home

'The opening of Snap is one of the most vividly unnerving I have read . . . razor-sharp observation.' Guardian

'Belinda Bauer's fiction teems with life . . . Kate Atkinson used to be the undisputed master of this sort of mixture of the serious, the exciting and the anarchic, but Bauer is now firmly in her class.' Daily Telegraph


  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784160852
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2018 her eighth novel, Snap, was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and won the Specsavers National Book Award for Best Crime & Thriller of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.

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Praise for Snap

“The best crime novel I've read in a very long time.”

Val McDermid

“Snap is the best kind of crime novel - it gives you chills, it makes you think, and it touches your heart. I loved it!”

Sarah Pinborough, No. 1 bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES

“Original, pacy and thoroughly entertaining . . . a cracking read.”

Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I LET YOU GO

“If you loved Steven Lamb in Bauer's debut Blacklands you will love Jack Bright in Snap. No one writes crime novels like Belinda Bauer, with such a rare blend of darkness, humour and heart. She's a crime writing genius and no mistake”

C.L Taylor

“Intelligent entertainment that keeps you guessing”

Sunday Times Crime Club

“Spine-chilling, tension-packed gripper”

Woman and Home

“Belinda Bauer is one of the very few really original crime writers of our time . . . The plot is neat and clever, but it is not the stories, the style or the characters alone - though all are good - that set Bauer's work apart. It is an indefinable extra ingredient that makes some books stand out from the crowd. This is one of them.”

Literary Review

“Is there a current writer in the genre who can be guaranteed never to repeat themselves - and who comes up with an original premise for each new book? Yes there is - and it is the highly individual Belinda Bauer. Snap, her latest novel, continues this pleasing trajectory . . . Bauer (as ever) is very much her own woman, and produces something that exerts a considerable grip on the reader.”

Crime Time

“Edgy, original and beautifully written, this suspenseful story is dazzlingly good.”

Sunday Mirror

“Belinda Bauer's plots are never anything less than original and unsettling, and her latest outing is no exception.”

Sunday Times

“The opening of Snap is one of the most vividly unnerving I have read . . . razor-sharp observation.”

Guardian

“Belinda Bauer's fiction teems with life . . . She is also an ingenious creator, never afraid to improve on reality . . . She is on absolutely cracking form in her latest novel . . . Kate Atkinson used to be the undisputed master of this sort of mixture of the serious, the exciting and the anarchic, but Bauer is now firmly in her class.”

Daily Telegraph

“Belinda Bauer's novels are original, disconcerting and gripping.”

The Times

“A compelling and highly intricate novel . . . Snap follows the human impact of murder rather than the gory details”

Press Association


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