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Review: The Trap

The Trap by Melanie Raabe Genre: Thriller
ISBN: 9781455540723
Published: May 3 2016 by Grand Central Publishing; audio July 2016 by Hachette
rating: DNF


I am a writer. I found the mind-processes of the main character in the story, Linda, to be both relatable and confusing.

This poor writer keeps imagining things that will--or might--happen. as the reader, since she describes things so vividly, I can never tell if it's for real or not. The biggest issue I had was I felt like I was being tossed back and forth in the timeline, and I wasn't sure what had actually happened and what was just her imagination. I got frustrated and gave up. Maybe if I had read the book it would have been clearer, but with the audio it all sort of blended together.

I'm hoping this is just one opinion and you'll still give it a chance. Check out the preview available on Amazon.

About the Book:
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?

About the Author
Melanie Raabe was born in 1981 and grew up in a small village in former East Germany. After studying media and literature, she went on to become a magazine editor, freelance journalist, writer, and stage actor. While juggling several jobs by day, she wrote at night, crafting two plays and THE TRAP, which is her debut novel. Melanie Raabe currently lives in Cologne and loves the stage, traveling, cooking, bungee jumping, tattoos, indie rock, and cats.

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