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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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.
'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?