Belinda Bauer (Author)



The latest from award-winning crime writer Belinda Bauer, winner of the UK National Book Award, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Snap is a gripping novel about a teenage boy's hunt for his mother's killer. Eileen Bright puts her 11-year-old son Jack in charge when she left their broken-down car on the side of the road to find help. But she never comes back, and three years later, Jack's still in charge: of his sisters, of making ends meet, of making sure nobody knows they're all alone in the house, and--quite suddenly--of finding out who murdered his mother. Meanwhile, a young woman named Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading "I could have killed you." With a husband on the road and a baby on the way, Catherine makes a single bad choice that leads her into a tangled web of deception and danger. A stylish, masterfully written novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers.

Product Details

Price: $16.00  $14.72
Publisher: Grove Press
Published Date: May 21, 2019
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 5.4 X 1.3 X 8.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9780802129604
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About the Author

Belinda Bauer is the author of seven previous award-winning novels that have been translated into twenty-one languages. She lives in Wales.


Praise for Snap

Winner of the UK National Book Award for Crime Fiction

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

"With her deeply quirky take, Belinda Bauer is totally unlike contemporaries, and all her crime novels have a very distinct identity. Readers never know what to expect with each new novel, except that it will be highly accomplished."--Financial Times (UK)

"The children steal the show in Belinda Bauer's unnerving suspense novel."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

"Bauer deftly interweaves a West Country cold-case murder, a teenage master burglar, some ill-assorted coppers and a pregnant wife, knowing exactly when the turn the dial to humor, pathos or something darker. Intelligent entertainment that keeps you guessing."--Sunday Times Crime Club (UK)

"The best crime novel I've read in a very long time."--Val McDermid, author of Insidious Intent

"[A] spine-chilling, tension-packed gripper."--Woman & Home (UK)

"Bauer secures her place as a star in the British psychological-suspense firmament with this tightly written tale . . . Readers who miss Ruth Rendell are sure to become fast Bauer fans."--Booklist (starred review)

"How in the world did Belinda Bauer create this 14-year-old Robin Hood of a cat burglar who stole my heart? I absolutely loved this utterly satisfying read. My 'gotta know' knotted with overwhelming sympathy for the victimized and Snap gripped me to the last page." --Randy Susan Meyers, bestselling author of The Widow of Wall Street

"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, author of Behind Her Eyes

"Original, pacy and thoroughly entertaining . . . A cracking read."--Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You

"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? . . . It is the highly individual Belinda Bauer. Snap, her latest novel, continues this pleasing trajectory . . . There are echoes of earlier novels here: Julian Gloag's Our Mother's House and Ian McEwan's The Cement Garden, but Bauer (as ever) is very much her own woman, and produces something that exerts a considerable grip on the reader."--Crime Time (UK)