Review: Snap by Belinda Bauer #snap #bookreview #bookblog #bookblogger

Good reads blurb…

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, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: I could have killed you.

Meanwhile 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.

But the truth can be a dangerous thing …

My Review

There was a fair bit of ‘hype’ with this book on various Facebook groups.  For me, I can’t say it lived up to that hype.  I didn’t come across any plot twists that shocked me or caught my attention.  In saying that though, it wasn’t an unpleasant read. It was very easy to read, just lacked any nail biting moment for me. I liked the scene set up of the broken down car on the side of the road, kids left behind (although in real life I definitely wouldn’t be doing that), and the  mother going for help.  I didn’t like the past and present time swap in some chapters, and I didn’t like that the chapters weren’t numbered which I’ve never come across before. I’m just trying to think of any characters that I liked but I can’t actually give you one. I didn’t feel as though I cared enough about any of them to even pick one. Like I’ve mentioned, it wasn’t a terrible piece, it was average. Had it had a fantastic plot twist, or even a few small ones, it would have given it another star for me.  I do look forward to reading more from this author because like I said it was an easy read.

I rated Snap: 3/5 stars.

Happy Reading

Nat

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