The Trap by Melanie Raabe



I can’t help it; my eyes are fixed on the television. I can’t look away—I can’t; my eyes are wide open and I’m staring at it, staring at the monster from my dreams, and I’m trying to wake up at last, trying to die and then wake up, the way I always do when I see the monster up close in a dream. But I’m already awake. 

What an intriguing, unique and clever plot! I initially looked at this book on the Kindle store because I liked the striking cover image and after reading the synopsis I was sold! This sounded like something I’d never read before so I obviously had to buy it and see what it was like.

I instantly liked the way this was presented. Short snappy sentences. No messing around. Quick to read. Easy to read. Nice. I felt the story got off a little slow but it didn’t take long to really get into the suspenseful mood. It was amazing how quickly Linda spiralled into madness and how nervous that made me feel. Was she right? Was this man really her sister’s murderer? Or has she got it all wrong? Is this all a mistake?

One thing I didn’t like about this novel was the way Raabe wrote out scenarios and then said “that’s what could have happened”… it’s almost as bad as when they say “I wake up and it was all a dream”.

Linda’s illness that keeps her isolated really put into perspective how wonderful it is to have a normal life and to be able to go out and enjoy the small things.

I was pretty happy with the way this ended. I loved all the twists and turns that unfolded before our eyes and I like Linda as a character. I did become a little bored with reading Blood Sisters in between what was going on in reality, but I guess it was needed to progress the plot. I liked this, but didn’t love it, for reasons I can’t actually explain…

Buy it here!

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