The Trap by Melanie Raabe audiobook

The Trap

By Melanie Raabe
Translated by Imogen Taylor
Read by Julie Teal

Grand Central Publishing 9781455592920
10.07 Hours Unabridged
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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?

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Summary

Summary

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This one has everything: intriguing characters, a great sense of place that grounds the action, and a devious and enthralling plot. The Globe and Mail
Intricately constructed... nicely done twists and turns. Kirkus Reviews
Has a terrific setup - and delivers...powerful tension. The Seattle Times
A fast, twisty read for fans of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn. Booklist
A complex, amazingly written book that deals with the subject of walking the line between sanity and insanity based on one dreadful night that changes a life forever....An excellent job in all facets of storytelling from plot to characters to tone, this one definitely deserves the full 5-stars! Suspense Magazine
If you think you know what's going on in this winding psychological thriller, you're probably wrong...[a] Misery-in-reverse story. Elle, "11 of the Best Books to Read in July"
Suspenseful...taut storytelling. Publishers Weekly
In a crisp translation from the German by Imogen Taylor, Raabe delivers on a sly premise. Seattle Times
A real literary phenomenon. Mía (Spain)
A superb psychological thriller with a storyline that will have you hooked. Not suitable for sensitive constitutions. AR (Spain)
A complex, amazingly written book that deals with the subject of walking the line between sanity and insanity based on one dreadful night that changes a life forever....An excellent job in all facets of storytelling from plot to characters to tone, this one definitely deserves the full 5-stars! Suspense Magazine
A real literary phenomenon. Mía (Spain)
A superb psychological thriller with a storyline that will have you hooked. Not suitable for sensitive constitutions. AR (Spain)
This one has everything: intriguing characters, a great sense of place that grounds the action, and a devious and enthralling plot. The Globe and Mail
A fast, twisty read for fans of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn. Booklist
Intricately constructed... nicely done twists and turns. Kirkus Reviews
Has a terrific setup - and delivers...powerful tension. The Seattle Times
If you think you know what's going on in this winding psychological thriller, you're probably wrong...[a] Misery-in-reverse story. Elle, "11 of the Best Books to Read in July"
Suspenseful...taut storytelling. Publishers Weekly
“A smart and enthralling psychological thriller…Gorgeously entertaining.” WDR
“A fascinating psychological thriller.” Bild (Berlin)
“A superb psychological thriller with a storyline that will have you hooked.” AR
“An amazing suspense novel.” Für Sie
“A real literary phenomenon.” Mía

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Author

Author Bio: Melanie Raabe

Author Bio: Melanie Raabe

Melanie Raabe was born in 1981 and grew up in former East Germany before moving to West Germany with her family. She studied media and literature and was a magazine editor before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. While freelancing, she performed in shows and wrote two plays, all while crafting novels at night. Raabe has her own interview blog and has received several prizes for her scripts and short stories. She lives in Cologne.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English