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The Trap

3.47 based on 470 ratings & 123 reviews on

19 May 16
603 mins
Julie Teal


The Trap by Melanie Raabe is set, and ready to spring.

I know you killed my sister.
I wrote this novel for you.

Twelve years ago, Linda's sister Anna was murdered. Her killer was never caught, but Linda saw him. Now, all these years on, she's just seen him again. On TV.

He has since become a well-known reporter, and Linda - a famous novelist and infamous recluse - knows no one will believe her if she accuses him, so she does the only thing she can think of: she writes a thriller about a woman who is murdered, her killer never caught. When the book is published, she agrees to give just one media interview. At home. To the one person who knows more about the case than she does.

He knows what happened that night and she wrote a book about it but, when the doorbell rings, neither of them can be sure how the story will end.

In the media

The Trap had me hooked from the start. Linda's story unravels so cleverly, and Raabe keeps you questioning what's fact and what's not right to the end, ratcheting up the tension at the same time... A genuinely gripping debut: I had to keep reading until I'd finished!
Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You
The Trap is a page-turner in the very best sense of the word. It's clever, devious, and driven, and twists the reader inside out until it reaches a terrific ending
Ian Hamilton
Blurs the lines of justice deliciously
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