Snap, by Belinda Bauer ( paperback)
£8.99THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018.
On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she'd said.
I won't be long. But she doesn't come back. She never comes back.
And life as the children know it is changed for ever. Three years later, Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. .
. 'Snap is the best kind of crime novel. It gives you chills, it makes you think and it touches your heart.