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 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, now fourteen, 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. . .
I love the way Belinda Bauer‘s mind works and SNAP is a prime example. She always manages to find a new angle or new idea or a twist to take something in an unexpected direction. I wasn’t sure what to expect from SNAP but what I got was a fast-paced, sometimes amusing, always gripping, original and off-the-wall mystery thriller.
The story has two narratives and both have absolutely cracking openings. To begin with you’re not sure how the two threads are going to draw together but when they do it is with a jaw-dropping WHAM! The rest of the plot is brilliantly unpredictable and you really don’t know how the story is going to progress or conclude.
SNAP is a fantastic and compelling tale with incredible characters and vivid descriptions. Each and every one of the scenes and characters was clearly visible to me in my mind. It is a unique book that will break your heart but will also make you laugh and wonder at the feats people can manage to achieve when they really need to.
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for the ARC of SNAP.