Monday, 4 July 2016

Mystery Monday: The Trap



THE TRAP
Written by Melanie Raabe
Translated by Imogen Taylor
JULY 5, 2016; 384 Pages
Genre: psychological thriller, suspense, mystery

(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

★★★

"In this twisted debut thriller, a reclusive author sets the perfect trap for her sister's murderer--but is he really the killer?
 

For 11 years, the bestselling author Linda Conrads has mystified fans by never setting foot outside her home. Haunted by the unsolved murder of her younger sister--who she discovered in a pool of blood--and the face of the man she saw fleeing the scene, Linda's hermit existence helps her cope with debilitating anxiety. But the sanctity of her oasis is shattered when she sees her sister's murderer on television. Hobbled by years of isolation, Linda resolves to use the plot of her next novel to lay an irresistible trap for the man. As the plan is set in motion and the past comes rushing back, Linda's memories--and her very sanity--are called into question. Is this man a heartless killer or merely a helpless victim?"  (From Amazon)

I found it hard to get into this novel and was ready to DNF at the twenty percent into the book. I had heard good things about this book so I stuck it out.  I can see why people would like this thriller but I wasn't feeling the suspense.  After the first reveal in the novel I kind of figured out what was going on and it was just okay.  Towards the end there is a bit of romance but by then I was too tired to really get into the happy bit.  I was torn between 2-3 stars and decided to be generous as Raabe captured Linda's character very well...though instead of being along with her for the ride I was more interested in the killer.

k (My Novelesque Life)

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