The Trap by Melanie Raabe – Book Review #4

I’ve been looking forward to reading The Trap since I came across it in the charity shop. I looked it up on Goodreads and saw that it’s not very highly rated, but I decided not to read any of the reviews as I wanted to make my own mind up.

The Trap

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

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?

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed The Trap. It kept me reading because I just had to know if Linda was right about Lenzen or whether all the years she’s spent as a recluse since her sister’s murder had messed with her mind.
I liked the way the chapters alternated between the book Linda had written about the murder and back to Linda in the present day.

If I see more books by Melanie Raabe I’ll be buying them 🙂

The Trap By Melanie Raabe book cover

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  1. mumjd 7th February 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Sounds intriguing and I like the idea of a book inside a book #readwithme

  2. Catherine @ Story Snug 7th February 2019 at 10:39 am

    This sounds really intriguing. I’m going to put it on my wishlist :o)


  3. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 6th February 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Now this sounds like my cup of tea!! I like to avoid reviews sometimes too, better to make your own mind up #readwithme

  4. CaroleHeidi 6th February 2019 at 9:15 am

    Ooooh! What an interesting format for a story – I really like the sound of this one. How intruiging! #readwithme

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