Snap, crackle and a bit of pop

17 11 2018

Snap by Belinda Bauer

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. . .

The Val McDermid endorsement together with all of the other quotes full of praise drew me to wanting to give this a go. It’s a really good premise with a couple of great characters at the heart of it and the plot fairly rattles along. I must admit to feeling a wee bit let down with the ending but perhaps that’s a little harsh. Still an entertaining read.

 

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