The Trap by Melanie Raabe – A review
I often find I read more in the Summer, I don’t know if this is because the nights are longer or because the Kids are off school, but I often find myself working my way through a pile of books given to me at Christmas. This summer was an exception and I had little to read, so when Mumsnet offered me the chance to review ‘The Trap’ by Melanie Raabe I jumped at the chance.
‘The Trap’ is Melanie’s debut novel but it doesn’t come across as that. It was written with great maturity and creates a clever and suspenseful storyline.
The context of the novel is written from Linda’s perspective. Her sister was murdered and her killer was never caught. However Linda saw the murdered and twelve years later sees him again.
She feels she is unable to accuse him as he is know a well known reporter, so she targets him in the only way she knows how, by writing a book about him.
It is then that I felt the book became slightly formulaic in that when the novel is published she will only give one interview and guess who it will be to…
However enough suspense carries the reader through to the end and it is an enjoyable summer read with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.
One to pack for the holidays.
Disclaimer – I was given a free copy of this book to review by Mumsnet.