Happy New Year! While resting up between holiday festivities I read The Trap by young German author
Melanie Raabe. Coming from Anansi in April this psychological thriller tells the story of a successful novelist
Linda Conrads who has not left her home for eleven years. Linda is haunted by the memory of her sister’s
unsolved murder. She found her sister lying in a pool of blood and saw the murderer’s face as he was fleeing.
One day while watching TV she sees that face and starts to create a plan to set a trap for the murderer without
ever leaving her home. The man she believes murdered her sister is a high-profile journalist. Linda decides to
write the story of her sister’s murder and grant him an exclusive interview. But is he a heartless killer or a helpless