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Snap | Belinda Bauer
A taut, suspenseful new novel from award-winning thriller author Belinda Bauer in which a woman being menaced by a knife-wielding home invader is connected to a string of burglaries in a quaint bedroom community, and the brutal murder that left three children motherless three years before.
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bookaholic1
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Not a bad book to listen to, the voices the narrator used for some of the characters was alittle on the annoyance side, lol.
Jack and his sister sit in the car on the side of the road, waiting for their mother to come back, but never returns.
At the age of fifteen he starts looking for the person who killed his mother, with the police.
Not a bad book, I liked it

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kathedron
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Read for my library book club.
It's good: Belinda Bauer is a safe pair of hands (if that's not an entirely ridiculous thing to say of a crime writer!) but I'm perplexed by its inclusion on last year's Booker Prize longlist: "fiction at its finest"? For one thing I thought the motive was rather weak, and it's not especially ground-breaking. However, Jack is a great character and the story moves at a cracking pace and kept me thoroughly entertained.

TrishB I was perplexed too - love Bauer but not prize winning here. 2mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too & loved Jack 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Pickpick

On a warm summer night, Jack, Joy and Merry are left in the car. Their mother is going to find a phone along the road to call for help. But their mother never returns. Then 3 yrs pass, and we get to see how the siblings life have changed.

This book really hooked me and kept me reading. I actually read most of it today. The twists and turns just keep on coming and I never knew where Bauer would take the story.

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AnneCecilie
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Next up

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kathedron
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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The chowder's simmering nicely for a few minutes so I'm making a start on my next library book club read.

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suzie.reads
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Pickpick

Thought this was an excellent page turner. Bauer weaved a very dark story and the plot was very clever.
Just finished it on the plane home and it kept me interested even though it's very late and I'm shattered. High praise from me as I can't normally read when I'm tired.

Cathythoughts I loved this one too 4mo
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eanderson
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Mehso-so

Finished this book after starting it way back in February! I feel like I‘m starting to get my focus back for reading and I‘m excited about it. This book was so-so for me. I felt like the end was rushed and the whole book led up to a not so impressive revelation... I‘d give it 3🌟

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erzascarletbookgasm
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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For crime enthusiasts:
https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/uncategorized/shortlist-for-theaksto...

The shortlist in full:
Belinda Bauer – Snap
Steve Cavanagh – Thirteen
Mick Herron – London Rules
Val McDermid – Broken Ground
Liam McIlvanney – The Quaker
Khurrum Rahman – East of Hounslow

I‘ve read the tagged book 👍 and have Thirteen on my tbr (thank you, @Cathythoughts ).

Cathythoughts Oh I love this post ! Thanks ! I‘ve read 3 ... must read the other 3. Thanks for picking out my next book 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 7mo
TheEllieMo I‘ve also read Snap and have Thirteen on my TBR! 7mo
TheEllieMo @squirrelbrain It‘s one of those places I keep saying I must go to but haven‘t yet made it🙄 I really must get my act together! 7mo
squirrelbrain It‘s supposed to be fabulous although I‘ve also never got my act together to get tickets as they sell out really quickly 😳 Let me know if you ever make it @TheEllieMo 😁 7mo
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Clwojick
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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#TuesdayTBR for #NewToYou authors ♥️

Let‘s see how many of these audiobooks I can get through this week, and how many #NetGalley reviews I can do! #MayMadness

TheReadingMermaid Let me know how "Psycho" is! ? 7mo
Clwojick Will do! I‘ll listen to it next! @TheReadingMermaid (edited) 7mo
Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid Just finished Psycho — so good! It‘s not really a horror like I expected, and I quite enjoyed it. 🔪🛁 7mo
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BiblioLitten
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Here‘s my #top3 #bestoftheseason Winter reads 2019 ❄️☃️❄️

Inspired by the inimitable @CouronneDhiver 💕

Finally got time to update my book journal. All the books, except The Gown and Snap, are #blameitonlitsy reads. 📚

CouronneDhiver Aw, you‘re way too sweet. I love your picks (especially the honourable mentions - since I totally agree!) 😘😘 9mo
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BiblioLitten
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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#bookanddinner
Snap it up before it gets cold! ☝️

This was one of the books that I wanted to read after it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
#currentread #crime

Tanisha_A How the colours match up in this photograph! 😀 9mo
BiblioLitten 💭♥️💭They sure do! ☺️ @Tanisha_A 9mo
Cathythoughts Great book ♥️👍🏻 9mo
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jenniferw88
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Good job I ❤ cats! Thanks @Mynameisacolour and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - replies sent this week!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I knew you would like the cat 😽😽 9mo
Mynameisacolour I'm glad you liked the card, I Hoped that you would! So funny that they are #twinning 😸💕 9mo
jenniferajanes I have those note cards too! 😂 I‘m glad you like cats! 9mo
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Oryx
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Brrrr. It's definitely a day for curling up, and no one curls quite like Daisy #dogsoflitsy

Cathythoughts Great book too 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
AlaMich Awww!🐶❤️ 10mo
TrishB Agreed, good read 👍🏻 10mo
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Cweeeevs Omg your dog is adorable 💕 10mo
Oryx @Cathythoughts @TrishB Yeah it's definitely a page turner 10mo
Oryx @Cweeeevs Yeah, she is 😋. She knows it too 10mo
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eanderson
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Started a new book on the treadmill. I have my 9th half marathon in 16 weeks and it‘s almost time to start training! 🏃‍♀️🤪

Kaye Good for you ! I had a setback last summer when I couldn‘t go , and just trying to build back up to going again. I spend most days walking now as long as we don‘t have snow or ice outside, so at least I‘m up and moving an average of 6 days a week. I need to get back into the gym routine though. Good to see some motivation from others on here. 11mo
tracey38 Way to go! 11mo
eanderson @kaye Thank you! Seeing your comment is motivating me even more. I‘m sorry about your set back! After all the walking you do, you‘ll get it back in no time! 🤗💕 @tracey38 Thank you! I try, not always great but I tried. 🤗 11mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Thumbs up from me. I think Bauer did a great job in depicting the trauma that the siblings went through after the senseless loss of their mother. I really liked Jack, and the few main characters..Marvel, Reynolds..they sort of grew on me. I liked the humour too. I was rather annoyed with Catherine, and was dissatisfied with the motive of the murder, nevertheless it‘s engrossing and has its surprises but the star of the story has to be Jack. 👇

erzascarletbookgasm This is not your conventional crime thriller. No great plot twists and won‘t keep you on the edge of your seat guessing whodunnit from all the red herrings, but you will be interested. And you will cheer for Jack. Read with this expectation and you‘ll enjoy the ride.
#Booked2018 #Newin2018
 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
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erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB @Cathythoughts I‘m with you on the #unpopularopinion camp it seems. 😁 13mo
Cathythoughts Great review... I felt the same & Jack is a hero ♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
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batsy I loved Jack... Such a great character. 13mo
TrishB I loved Jack too. Most of her books have a vulnerable, complicated MC that wins your heart, it‘s not just about the crime. 13mo
Cinfhen Nice choice!! 13mo
BiblioLitten I absolutely loved this one! Ah, Jack.💓💓 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm @BiblioLitten 🙌 Jack! ❤️ 9mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Next up. I‘m a bit anxious as this one has such mixed reviews, from ⭐️ to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

TrishB If you read it as crime fiction not as man booker prize nominee! I really liked it😁 13mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one 👍🏻♥️ 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB good tip 👍 I read for the story and enjoyment, wouldn‘t have a clue how a MBP nominee should be 😁 13mo
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Redheadrambles
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Panpan

⭐️

Thee worst reading experience of the year and not just because it ended up on the Man Booker. Under any circumstances this is terrible. I can think of dozens of better plotted and well written crime. I found this oddly stilted and offensive in numerous ways

A most baffling experience

Redheadrambles And that completes my 13/13 #manbooker2018 extravaganza ( first time I have ever read them all and it may well be the last ! ) 13mo
Emilymdxn I totally agreed! Wtf was this book? I tried so hard to be open minded about it but it was just bizarre. ‘I‘m pregnant therefore stupid and don‘t want to make a fuss about this possible murderer‘. Not quite the worst book I‘ve read this year but close 13mo
Redheadrambles @Emilymdxn I totally agree - I know some people say they thought it was ok and that maybe I was judging it with my Booker hat on but anyway I looked at it it was truly terrible. The number of times she referred to this “ whale like pregnant woman” and how basically useless she was plus the female cop that was there to serve coffee - I tried thinking it was a spoof of a bad novel but I think it‘s just a bad novel 13mo
Emilymdxn I started it thinking I‘d enjoy it cause even if some people thought thrillers weren‘t Booker-y, I LIKE thrillers, but this was noooot Gone Girl. People just had no motivation for doing anything? The ending was so obvious. I was so in favour of more genres being included but this was just a terrible book 13mo
Redheadrambles @Emilymdxn yep ! Literally any big name recent crime novel I can think of would put this to same - Gone Girl / Girl on a Train / Girl in a window / Girl in a cabin ANYTHING. I honestly don‘t get the plotting here - someone likes expensive knives and Snaps ? That is what I got out of it anyway... I so wanted to hurl this out my window many times 😀 13mo
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rachelwill
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Mehso-so

Book 28: This book served it's purpose to entertain and distract on a long train journey. I imagine would also be ideal on a beach, perhaps? At its core, there's a strong crime narrative which with a more rigorous edit could have been much better paced adding to the tension. Mainly I found myself yelling and baffled by one character's completely ridiculous 'snap' decisions. That said, I imagine someone has bought the TV right for this already.....

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JillR
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Pickpick

I found this enjoyable. Fast paced, it had an easy to read lightness to it despite the subject. I liked the young boy Jack, the grizzled detective Marvel, and the relationship that grew between them. But I found Catherine While and her bizarre choices puzzling and a real weak point for me. It also felt unfinished in relation to her story. I am intrigued as to why this was chosen for the Man Booker Longlist above others in the crime genre.

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JillR
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Sticking with the scary/psychological thrillers for October...

Cathythoughts Oh will be dying to know what you think ! I really liked it ... 1y
JillR I saw you really loved this one @cathythoughts. I‘m enjoying it so far... 1y
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Booksnchill
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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My latest read from the Man Booker Long List and one of the more controversial as it is *gasp* genre fiction! Many of the reviewers dismiss it as a darling of judge Val McDermid. I enjoyed it. It was slow, then a plot twist, then a bit slow, then fast, faster, finished. I do think it was unique, the murder of a mother 4 years before the book takes place. Her 3 children are left in the car when it breaks down and she walks for a phone. 4⭐️ for me.

Quippe I bought a copy of this yesterday even though I don‘t have a good track record with thrillers that made the Booker longlist. :glares at Child 44: 1y
Booksnchill @Quippe ha! Might not be a straight out thriller- keep that in mind and good luck(she said having dnf‘d Child-44!) 1y
Quippe @Booksnchill thank you. 🙂 1y
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Cathythoughts
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Just had a conversation with my hubby, who has just written a song about being on the .. hard shoulder ( metaphorically) of the road .. & I‘ve just read Snap .. also about the real actual devastation on the hard shoulder... books & music & metaphor collide .. I love these conversations .. ❤️❤️his song is ... “ I have cried on the cold shoulder of the road , in the pouring rain ... “

Tanisha_A Such sweet conversations! ❤ 1y
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A the best 💫💫💫 1y
Tanisha_A Hope you are not worried about the parcel. I will let you know the moment i receive it. :) 1y
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Cathythoughts @Tanisha_a I trust it will get there 😘 1y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 I have a spare copy of Blacklands - Bauer‘s first book if you haven‘t yet got it? It split our #whodunnituk group in half with love/hate vibe! 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB sounds very exciting- the split etc. .. I would be delighted .. thankyou, that‘s very good of you 👍🏻❤️ 1y
TrishB No probs 👍🏻 it‘s finding a loving home. Will get to the PO later this week. 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB no hurry at all. You are way too good X 1y
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JamieArc
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And I finished this Man Booker Nominee this morning. I went in with low expectations after seeing so many so-so reviews, so was pleasantly surprised when I didn‘t want to put it down. I could have finished in one sitting if time had permitted. The characters were interesting, and the story wasn‘t as formulaic as I often find with thrillers. I can‘t imagine it will be shortlisted, but glad it was on the Longlist so had a chance to pick it up!

Cathythoughts I recently read this & really loved it. 👍🏻❤️❤️ 1y
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Cathythoughts
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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#SeptemberDanes 5 gold stars ⭐️. This is Jacks story, he is just a kid but he has more guts than anyone I know. He is intelligent, has integrity, & has been terribly wounded. He is wise , what he does may not be right , but he reasons , it is fair. He takes responsibility. The Goldilocks theme is genius by the author.
“Jack closed his eyes & and drifted cautiously towards the darkness.
And there- right at the threshold of sleep- 👇🏻

Cathythoughts 👇🏻he found a hairline moment when everything was OK. “ ( #sleepthedayaway” sleep is a theme in this book. ). I loved this book .. Jack & his sisters. It transcends genre... I‘m not that up on the Man Booker Prize ... but I think this book is a lot better than other contenders I have read over the years. #SeptemberDanes (edited) 1y
TrishB I think we‘re in the minority of loving it 💕 great post 👍🏻 1y
JennyM Sold to the woman over here waving madly! Awesome review!! 😘 1y
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Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks ! 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts @JennyM yes! I see you over there waving madly 😂. I hope you love it as much as I did 👍🏻thankyou. 1y
batsy Great review. Jack was a wonderful character and I really felt for him. 1y
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! He really was wonderful 💫 1y
JamieArc I‘m halfway through and not wanting to put it down! Glad it‘s Friday so I can spend my night finishing it! 1y
Cathythoughts @JamieArc oh enjoy!! It‘s so good isn‘t it !! 1y
rohit-sawant Wonderful review! 1y
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant thankyou my friend ... it‘s an inspiring book 1y
BiblioLitten I really enjoyed reading this novel! Crime thriller with a heart. 💓 9mo
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Cathythoughts
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From SNAP.
I‘d say , yes Jack , they are the same thing ! How young & how wise you are.

I think this book is brilliant... savouring the last chapters .... ❤️💔💔

Cinfhen I bailed on this book very early on!! I'm glad to hear it gets better 1y
Cathythoughts @cinfhen I really like this one ... I‘ve already ordered more of her books 😮👍🏻 (edited) 1y
TrishB I love this author 💕 one of my favs. 1y
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Cathythoughts @TrishB This in my first, but I love her already ... I‘m diving straight into another one for the weekend .. 👍🏻😍 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds good. Mixed review on this but I‘ve seen @batsy ‘s review and now you‘re loving it...I may just order this 🤔 1y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it will be getting 5 golden stars from me .. I am Loving it 👍🏻 1y
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Cathythoughts
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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#SeptemberDanes I have a date with that chair & book #thedayaftertomorrow meanwhile helping out with extra Granny days. There we are coming home from school 💕

Kalalalatja Adorable 💕 1y
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja she is a little pet 💕 1y
batsy Aww, so sweet ❤️ 1y
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TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 1y
Mdargusch Very sweet! 1y
Cinfhen Awww, sooo cute!!! I'm excited for #GrannyDays 1y
Cathythoughts @batsy @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @Mdargusch @Cinfhen she is all business , but the minute we get inside the gate of her home ... The dodo is out ... sure god love her , it‘s her little bit of comfort... there are so many opinions on them ... but any bit of comfort for a little girl is a good thing IMO 1y
LeahBergen She‘s such a darling. 1y
GripLitGrl So sweet💖😊 1y
Ms_T Lovely picture! 1y
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Cathythoughts
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Next up ...I only wish the night was younger , I could definitely read on .. this is good ! But , lights out soon , busy day tomorrow. I‘m looking forward to getting back to this one though ... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

laurenbescoby Same here! Definitely think they days are too short. 👎 1y
Cathythoughts @miralunasbooknook I know ! Where does the day go ??! Next thing you are finally relaxing & it‘s getting late 🙄🙄 1y
laurenbescoby @Cathythoughts yep, and not even coffee is keeping you awake! I'm lucky if I can squeeze an hours reading a day in atm. Still working my way through A Little Life and adoring it. Oh Jude 💔 Hope you're keeping well! X 1y
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TrishB Enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1y
JamieArc I had to take a break from this one to finish up some other books and am hoping to get back to it in a few days. 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Look forward to your review :) 1y
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DreesReads
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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3.5⭐️ A perfectly good mystery/crime novel. Not gory (yay!), lots of characters (yay!), some twists and turns (none of which surprised me, as all the clues are spelled out). But I have no idea why this made the #bookerlonglist , and apparently it‘s the first of its genre to do so. #mystery #crimenovel

BarbaraBB I felt exactly the same! 1y
BookwormM I agree 1y
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sophierayton
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Pickpick

This starts off so strong. My heart was in my mouth and rather than make me sleepy it did the opposite!
Then the rest of it was ok. I didn't bond with any of the characters. There's some mild feminism running throughout which I liked.

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DGRachel
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Mehso-so

I can‘t decide how to rate this. Parts were tedious and I agree with others who question the believability of Catherine. So much hinges on her stupidity and poor decisions. Would anyone really make those same choices? Jack and his sisters broke my heart. There are some good edge-of-your-seat moments, but overall, the pacing was uneven. So...meh. #manbookerlonglist

Cathythoughts Interesting 🤔... it‘s on my shelf waiting... I hope to get to it soon 1y
TrishB I think for you it fits #moremehthanyeah 1y
DGRachel @TrishB I love that hashtag!! I will have remember it! 😂😂 1y
akckitty @TrishB @DGRachel this book for me was also #moremehthanyeah too!! 😂 1y
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DGRachel
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Just when I‘d about made up my mind to bail, THAT happens. 😱 I guess I‘ll keep going for a bit longer. 😂

Ash11hope That‘s what happened to me with 52 reasons to hate my father, but after a few chapters ended up enjoying it 😂😂 1y
DGRachel @Ash11hope I‘m at 39% through the book and had seriously decided that I didn‘t care enough to keep going and was going to pick a new audiobook for my drive home when something happened and now I‘m all in. 😂😂 1y
BarbaraBB I really liked it. I hope you will too! 1y
JamieArc I‘m excited to get back to this one once I finish The Overstory! 1y
Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to this book 1y
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Sjhaug
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Pickpick

I loved this book - perfect beach or vacation read!

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Abailliekaras
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Pickpick

I finished this in one sitting. A pacy, intriguing crime novel with interesting characters - realistic & gritty but with a sense of hope. The suspense builds gradually as we hear from different points of view - it‘s well-balanced. I liked the character arcs, especially Jack & Marvel. As a murder mystery it kept me thinking but I‘m still puzzled by motive. Not fabulous women characters but overall a good, strong read.

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Booksnchill
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Oh Snap! Man Booker Long List read #4 up next!

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Jason7
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Longlisted for The Booker Prize, and for good reason, Snap is a witty mystery novel that‘s doesn‘t disappoint. Snap won‘t win The Booker Prize because it doesn‘t carry that arthouse feel like others on the list, such as The Mars Room and Warlight. However, it‘s just as good as either of the those audiobooks, in large part due to the fantastic narration. Overall rating: 4.30 stars

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BookwormM
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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#2018ManBookerLonglist Book 10

Solid 3 star crime mystery but for me it feels lightweight to be on the Longlist.

Full review and ratings to appear here soon www.thereadersroom.org

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dperipatetic
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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A heartwarming murder mystery, as if that was possible!

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BarbaraBB
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Pickpick

#ManBooker2018 book 8

This is one of the best thrillers I have read lately. Jack is a 14-year old, looking for his mother‘s murderer. Fast paced and with good and unexpected twists the story made for some well spent hours.
In its genre it is a 4* read for me, but man, this is the Booker longlist! Call me a snob, but I don‘t see its literary merites. 👇👇👇 (continued below)

BarbaraBB Maybe it‘s me and it‘s just good that Booker broadens its horizon and that the longlist now includes a crime thriller beside a graphic novel and an almost poetry one. Maybe it just takes some getting used to.... 1y
TrishB I agree it‘s not a Booker book - just a good crime novel! 1y
JennyM It sounds a good read. 1y
Kalalalatja I agree! 1y
JenP Exactly 1y
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Emilymdxn
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Mehso-so

I did enjoy this mostly, though I found Catherine a bit difficult to believe. Her decision not to call the police at the beginning just made the whole book feel a little absurd. It improved though and I loved Jack and his relationship with the police chief.

I‘m wary of being a snob who doesn‘t think a thriller should be on the Booker list, but I‘d also be lying if I said it was as good as the others.

#manbooker2018 #manbookerlonglist

batsy I found the characterisation of Catherine really puzzling, too. The "Oh, silly me, it must be my pregnancy mind!" angle was not good. 1y
Emilymdxn @batsy it was funny how she seemed like the main character at the beginning then never really went on to do anything significant at all? 1y
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akckitty
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Panpan

Sigh. Sorry, another #unpopularopinion I feel like this book started off REALLY strong. I was enjoying it. But to me it ended up being another “mystery/thriller” that was predictable. A lot of the stuff going on with the police/detective force seemed beyond unrealistic at times. In the end, I just didn‘t get the hype 😔

Tanless_Tanner Some mystery/thrillers can still throw you for a loop. You shouldn't snap to conclusions 😉😉😉 1y
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parasolofdoom
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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I'm done. Tentatively calling it a pick right now BUT I'm sorting my feelings about the ending. It wasn't so much ambiguous but rather left things dangling. You do find out all the big W's of who, what, where, why and all that but it felt cut off and needed an epilogue at the very least. Kinda like how a lot of Stephen King endings feel, you know? Except I'm not as inclined to let it work for me in this case.

akckitty I‘m roughly a handful of chapters away of finishing this one. How do you feel about the authors excessive use of exclamation points throughout conversations and in the thoughts of the characters? Kind of throws me off. 1y
parasolofdoom @akckitty I honestly didn't notice it all. I didn't like however that some characters were introduced but no one got the development like Jack. 1y
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parasolofdoom
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Reading for book club

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JamieArc
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Lakeside reading part 2. Lake Michigan is wonderful even on an overcast day. And this book hooked me right away.

JamieArc @Cathythoughts Snap is the book I chose to start reading at the beach today and it hooked me right away. I‘m curious where the story is going to take me. It seems like I‘ve seen a lot of so-so reviews though so my expectations aren‘t super high, but enjoying it so far. 1y
Cathythoughts Oh great. Looking forward to it 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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DGRachel
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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#libraryhaul from this morning. I am seriously considering putting my hold list on pause for a bit so I can get through both the library books I already have and some books from Mount TBR. Looking forward to these, even though I‘ve seen mixed reviews.

TrishB I really liked Snap. 1y
LeahBergen I just bought Mary B. 👍🏻 1y
DGRachel @TrishB Good to hear since it‘s Litsy rating is only 54% 😳 @LeahBergen I‘m intrigued by the concept, but thought I‘d borrow it first, just in case it ends up being terrible. 😂 1y
TrishB I think people brought Snap as it was on the Booker list - but wouldn‘t normally read that sort of book - so were massively disappointed. It‘s not a Booker book, but it‘s a good little crime/family book. 1y
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reneelyons
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Pickpick

Whew, what a journey! If you enjoy crime fiction or police procedurals, this is a must read. 5 stars.

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rmrm
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Pickpick

I am reading this at present .

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Emilymdxn
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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6/13 #manbookerlonglist #manbooker2018

On to my next booker book! I really like literary thrillers so im hoping I‘ll like this one tho I‘ve seen mixed reviews. Anyone read this and got any thoughts?

TrishB I really liked it - but can see why people who are expecting a certain type of book on the list don‘t like it - it‘s not a booker book! I read it because I like the authors other books and was really surprised when it ended up on the list. 1y
Emilymdxn @TrishB I love thrillers and I love ‘booker books‘ so I‘m going into it with an open mind and thinking I‘ll probably like it if it‘s somewhere between those two things! 1y
MeikeReads It's mit a bad thriller, but I agree with @TrishB - this should never have made the Booker list at the expense of the likes of Tim Winton. 1y
MeikeReads *not a bad thriller (damn German autocorrect) 1y
Emilymdxn @meikereads im enjoying it so far though I agree it‘s different from the others so far. It‘s refreshing to see something a bit different in terms of genre nominated tho I don‘t think this will be my fave of all of them by a fair way 1y
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Kalalalatja
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Mehso-so

I haven‘t read enough crime books to judge whether this is good or not. I just know, for me, this isn‘t the #ManBooker2018 winner. I appreciate they are branching out genre-wise, but still... it is a pageturner, and I finished it in one day, but it didn‘t really leave an impression on me. 🤷‍♀️

Trollkonstnaren Regardless if you read crime books or not, you can still evualuate is it good or not 😊 And great that you widen your horizons with different genres! 1y
KellyHunsakerReads I agree. 1y
ephemeralwaltz 🤔🤔🤔 1y
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Kalalalatja
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Another evening home alone, another chance to eat chickpea and sweet potato curry while reading, and a glass of red wine just because 👌

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overtheedge Looks so good! 1y
MinDea That looks so yummy! 1y
ephemeralwaltz 👏👏👏 1y
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Mandigolightly That looks delicious 1y
JennyM So yum! 1y
batsy How are you finding the book? 1y
Kalalalatja @overtheedge @MinDea @Mandigolightly @JennyM it is definitely a new fave dish! 👌 1y
Kalalalatja @batsy not really impressed, to be honest. But I‘m not a crime fan either, so I didn‘t have too high expectations. I finished it and was entertained, but for me, this isn‘t a booker book 🤷‍♀️ 1y
batsy That's how I felt too. I read crime & mysteries as brain candy & it was engrossing enough, but underwhelming as a Booker nominee 😬 1y
mabell You updated your profile pic! 😄 1y
Kalalalatja @batsy I agree, although I haven‘t read any of the other nominees yet, but hopefully I‘ll get to them soon 🤞 1y
Kalalalatja @mabell I did! 😄 my friend is training to be a photographer, and she took some really great photos of me for my job applications 👌 1y
mabell Nice! I was thinking it looked very professional 😉 1y
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SharonGoforth
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Mehso-so

As a rule, I love British crime fiction. I found this to be disappointing. While it had some interesting twists and turns and was a fast read, I found it largely unbelievable and at times ludicrous. Not Man Booker Prize material, in my opinion. #2018ManBookerPrizeLonglist