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