Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Teasers: 'The Trap' by Melanie Raabe, trans. Imogen Taylor

The TrapIt's Tuesday, which means it's time to make each other jealous over amazing books by sharing teasers that make my wallet quiver. These memes make Tuesday one of my favourite days of the week! Today I've got a great read to share with you: The Trap by Melanie Raabe, translated by Imogen Taylor. It's both a meta-narrative and a psychological thriller. What more could I want from a 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?

Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesday are hosted by Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea and Jenn over at Books and a Beat. Hop over there to join in on the blogging fun!

Tuesday Intros:
'I am not of this world. 
At least. that's what people say. As if there were only one world. 
I am standing in the big, empty dining room I never eat in, looking out the large window. It's on the ground floor. You look onto the meadow behind the house, and the edge of the woods. Sometimes you see deer or foxes.' 1%
Well that is one hell of an opening! The first line really grabs your attention, and then the second line follows that up really well. Not quite sure how the next paragraph feeds into it but you really get a sense of isolation, which has me intrigued.

TeaserTeaser Tuesday:
'Sophie looked at him as if he'd slapped her in the face. Belligerence flashed in her eyes.' 42%
I like this! Belligerence a great word. Sophie responds this way after being told to maybe stop doing something, so I love her response! Whenever anyone tells me to maybe not do something I will be shocked and do it twice as hard.

What do you think about The Trap? Sound like something you'd read?


  1. I need this book in my life....!

  2. This looks like a good one, adding it to my TBR!

  3. Wow! I take it this is a phsychological thriller? Still, a really interesting premise... This is my offering - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/teaser-tuesday-12th-july-2016/

  4. Oh yes, I already have this on my TBR list - nice pick.

  5. Interesting. I'll be curious to know your thought after finishing it. My teaser this week comes from The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff which has been sitting on TBR Mountain forever. Happy reading!

  6. All the makings of a good suspense mystery! I'd definitely read this one.

    My TT from Over Easy

  7. Haven't picked up a thriller in a while... I'd keep reading.

  8. You had me at "reclusive author," the kind of character I enjoy reading about. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE MELODY LINGERS ON”

  9. Have not heard about this book yet. It's going on my list. I love these kinds of books. Thanks for sharing have a wonderful week.

  10. Intriguing! I like the excerpts you shared and definitely want to keep reading. I want to know what really happened . . .

  11. This sounds really good. I just requested it from NetGalley. Enjoy!

  12. I like to read thrillers in the summer for some reason. enjoy!