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Publisher Description

I know who killed my sister. I wrote this book for him.

Twelve years ago, Linda’s sister Anna was murdered. Her killer was never caught, but Linda saw him.

Now, all these years later, she’s just seen him again on TV.

He’s become a well-known journalist, and Linda–a famous novelist and infamous recluse–knows no one will believe her if she accuses him.

She does the only thing she can think of: she sets a trap, writing a thriller called Blood Sisters about the unsolved murder of a young woman.

When Blood Sisters is published, Linda agrees to give just one media interview.

At home.

To the one person who knows more about the case than she does...

Melanie Raabe was born in 1981 in a small village in Germany and studied media science and comparative literature in Bochum. After completing a traineeship for a Cologne city magazine, she became an actor, blogger, interviewer, stage play and screenplay writer. She has her own interview blog (www.biographilia.com) and has received several prizes for her scripts and short stories. The Trap is her debut novel.

‘A fascinating psychological thriller.’ Bild

‘An amazing suspense novel.’ Für Sie

‘Raabe leaves you unsteady, with no idea who to trust. Just when you think you’re on top of it, you discover you’re so very not, after all.’ North & South

‘You won’t be able to resist.‘ Elle UK

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. What a great start to a writing career for Melanie Raabe.’ Ian Hamilton, author of the Ava Lee novels

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

‘Raabe has crafted a brilliant psychological thriller. It is fast-paced with an abundance of twists and red herrings, and more than one heart-stopping climax.’ BookMooch

'Written in the first person, it doesn't take long for the reader to be cocooned in the hothouse paranoia that exists in Linda Conrads' head as she devises a trap to draw out her sister's murderer and extract a confession. This is a super-taut psycho-thriller.' Abbey’s Bookshop

Crime & Thrillers
23 March
The Text Publishing Company
Text Publishing

Customer Reviews

Ballymope ,


There is something achingly brilliant about the way in which this book is crafted- there are so many twists and turns to the story that it’s hard not to become dizzy at the thought of who actually committed the violent crime. The characters leapt from the page, forming a living, breathing image as I traversed the mind of the central character, joining her in trying to form an answer to a riddle of unanswered questions. The segway from the novel to the protagonists own novel, adds more depth to a complicated, intricately and intensely emotional story. Highly recommend this book, for it’s intelligence, intensity and overall brilliance.

Adele Worshipper ,

A little monotonous

This book can be gripping at times, but also extremely monotonous.

Despite this I did enjoy the book. If you are willing to read it in a few days then do so, otherwise it might become slightly boring.

I liked the resolution but having only a few main events, and not to mention the stretched out, lengthy interview didn't seem to hold my attention.

A tad tedious but all in all a good book, I would recommend it.

Ckav66 ,

The Trap

Have never posted a review before but this book compelled me to. We all struggle with our demons but this shows that you can come out the other side. So descriptively written. Thank you

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