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I came to Snap as a bit of a fan of crime novels. They are escapist, often wildly improbable, but often quite good fun and when done well, offer some insight into quirky characters. Snap, despite the gushing comments on the cover, is a decent read but it is nothing terribly remarkable. Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Marie Wilks murder, Eileen Bright breaks down on the hard shoulder of a west-country motorway, leaves her young children in the car, and heads off to find an emergency telephone. An hour later, the kids set off in search of her and find the phone cord dangling.
Steven's family, such as it is, was fractured by an event long before his birth. His uncle Billy was abducted when he was 11 years old and never seen again. One year after his disappearance, by chance, a serial killer Arnold Avery was captured and sentenced to life for killing young children. The bodies of the missing were found on Exmoor, but Billy was never found and Avery has never told the police the location of 3 missing children. Now, some 18 years later, Steven lives with his mum, (Billy's sister), his nan and his younger brother Davey. Ever since Billy's disappearance, Steven's n
Patrick has Asperger's and is obsessed with anatomy, so much so that he signs up for an anatomy course at Uni - not intending to actually be a doctor. His group are tasked with finding out why they are working on died. Interspersed with Patrick's mission is the narration of a man in a coma. The two strands collide and a murder-mystery of the curiously fuuny and macabre follows. Billed as a successor to Haddon's hugely popular Curious Dog...I found this novel to be very dark and blackly comic. At times I felt the pace could be stepped up a little but my interest never waned. Patrick is a di