Read ✓ Die Falle By Melanie Raabe –

Read ✓ Die Falle By Melanie Raabe – THE TRAP is the debut psychological thriller novel by German author, Melanie Raabe, translated from German and set in Munich Linda Conrads pseudonym for Linda Michaelis is a thirty eight year old successful author, who writes a novel every year She is ill, afflicted by nightmares and hasn t left the house in eleven years She lives as a recluse near Munich with her dog, and is only visited by her staff, her assistant Charlotte, the gardener and her publisher, Norbert Twelve years ago, she discovered the body of her murdered younger sister, Anna, and caught a sight of the killer cold eyes No one was convicted of the crime the killer is still out there I saw her murderer runaway I saw the murderer s face The murderer was a man The murderer turned his face towards me, then he ran away I don t know why he ran away I don t know why he didn t attack me I only know that my sister is dead and I m not Linda suffered from depression, and panic attacks after the death of her sister She felt like she could stay in bed forever She had seen a therapist following Anna s death She needed to know WHY Then, one day, Linda sees the man, the MONSTER , a journalist on television and believes she recognizes him as Anna s murderer Victor Lenzen, and Linda is at a loss as to what she should do After much thought, Linda decides to write a new book a crime novel as bait for the murderer and therapy for her The book was called Blood Sisters , which is the story of Anna, Britta with prot Linda Conrads is a best selling author that s become quite a recluse for the last eleven years since the unsolved murder of her younger sister Linda was the one to discover her sister s dead body catching a look at the killer s face as he flees the scene No one was ever convicted Since that day, she hasn t left her home once making her only constant source of company her dog Though occasionally visited by the gardener, her assistant Charlotte, and her publisher Norbert.Linda feels safe as a hermit in her home, but it all comes crashing down when she sees the man who killed her sister and got away with it on TV Linda is determined to draw the killer out using the plot of her next novel, Blood Sisters, laying a trap It ll be the story of her younger sister s murder with the names changed Will the trap work Will Linda finally get justice for her sister The story is set up so we question whether Linda is actually mad It helps that she s a recluse bringing her mental health into question This is my favorite aspect of the story as I sure love an unreliable narrator It helps to elevate the suspense What s tr The Trap by Melanie Raabe is a 2017 Grand Central publication The psychological thriller has really seen a boon the past couple of years, with many debut authors finding immediate success writing books that were inevitably marketed for fans of Gone Girl or Girl on the Train But, by the end of 2016 I was ready to move on to other things, not wanting to burn myself out on one of my favorite genres.But, when this book popped up on my radar, I couldn t resist it This book was originally published in the German language and has been translated to English, by Imogen Taylor, who did an amazing job Linda is a reclusive author, who has not been outside of her home for years after finding her sister, Anna, murdered Linda arrived at her sister s apartment just in time to see the murderer leaving the scene She escaped with her life, but soon became the primary suspect Now, years later, Linda believes she has seen her sister s killer on television and begins to plot an elaborate scheme to prove his guilt Once I must express my irritation with the marketing ploy that unfairly compares books, by baiting readers with the for fans of thing Half the time, the suggestion is way off the mark, and it boxes the author and the book into a corner, as well as setting up unrealistic expectations for readers, which does harm than g I received a copy of The Trap by Melanie Raabe through Goodreads Giveaways My thanks to Grand Central Publishing and to Melanie Raabe for the opportunity.Is truth stranger than fiction Maybe, but not always.Linda Conrads is a bestselling novelist Her bounty of stories is far different than what typically meets the eye Linda has become a recluse for the past eleven years after the death of her younger sister, Anna Anna was murdered Linda knows who did it.Just like the scaffolding that takes place in the structuring of a good novel, Linda decides to use her well honed talent to write a parallel novel that depicts the same crime committed against her beloved Anna And she invites a certain someone into her home for the unveiling of this masterpiece This spider of hers has many, many eyes and is poised in a position of biding time No rush.not until every syllable of guilt is left on the glint of the web.The storyline for The Trap was a very clever and an unusual one This was quite a different spin on the mainstream murder mystery theme I believe that the weakness that I found was, in part, due to its being a translationary work The story takes place in Munich There were constant repetitions and lulls in the action In fact, I felt like I was the proverbial hamster on the treadmill at times A lot of effort, but no distance in the payoff.Although, the reverences back and forth to the novel were quite unique, it was jarring to regulate the patterns of chara An amazingly intricate romance and psychological thriller The reader is blind to the fact that this is a book about a trap The extraneous facts add to the story, explaining the reasons and circumstances Easily read but impossi This is a tense psychological thriller translated from the German and set in Munich Linda Conrads is a reclusive and fragile writer of bestsellers plagued by nightmares Twelve years ago, she discovered the body of her murdered younger sister, Anna, and caught a glimpse of the killer with his grey eyes No one was convicted of the crime and the killer still walks free Upon watching the news one night, she believes that she sees the killer It is the well known journalist, Victor Lenzen, and Linda wonders what it is that she should do Her obsession pushes her to write Blood Sisters which is essentially the story of Anna, but with the characters names changed Her therapist had also urged her to write down what happened to help her come to terms with Anna s death This book is to serve as the trap Upon publication, she grants a rare interview to Victor Lanzen, to the surprise of her publishers Will the trap work This is a novel full of twists and suspense The question of whether Linda is re I Know You Killed My Sister.I Wrote This Novel For You.Twelve Years Ago, Linda S Sister Anna Was Murdered Her Killer Was Never Caught, But Linda Saw Him Now, All These Years On, She S Just Seen Him Again On TV.He Has Since Become A Well Known Reporter, And Linda A Famous Novelist And Infamous Recluse Knows No One Will Believe Her If She Accuses Him, So She Does The Only Thing She Can Think Of She Writes A Thriller About A Woman Who Is Murdered, Her Killer Never Caught When The Book Is Published, She Agrees To Give Just One Media Interview At Home To The One Person Who Knows About The Case Than She Does.He Knows What Happened That Night And She Wrote A Book About It But, When The Doorbell Rings, Neither Of Them Can Be Sure How The Story Will End. 3.5 Stars I rounded up because I had a hard time putting it down once it got going EDIT 7 24 16 I changed my mind about rounding after some distance, but 3 stars is still a like for me A solid thriller with a REALLY unreliable narrator The central character s internal conflict and descent into madness is the main point of interestA book must be an axe for the frozen sea within usFranz KafkaBestselling author Linda Conrads hasn t left her home for over a decade, since around the time she found her younger sister Anna stabbed to death She insists she saw the murderer s face at the scene of the crime, but there was no convincing physical evidence and Anna s case was never solved While watching television one evening, she sees the murderer s face delivering the news Once she recovers from the shock, she concocts a plan to trap the journalist She will lure him to her home by writing a book detailing the murder and invite him to her home for an exclusive and rare interview, an opportunity no journalist would pass up But is this man really Anna s murderer or is he an innocent man who has got caught up in one of Linda s stories Has Linda created her own reality because she can t deal with what actually happened Am I mad No, I m not mad How can you tell you re not mad You just can How can you tell if you are mad You ju A sister is both your mirror and your opposite. Elizabeth FishelMelanie Raabe, a German author, has penned a heart stopping and extremely mind boggling psychological thriller in her debut book, The Trap in which the author weaves the story of an elder sister who lives her life in isolation after her younger sister s death, who was murdered and she knows about her sister s killer, but back at time, no one believed her story, and so, eleven years later, when she sees the killer s face on TV, she sets The Trap.Synopsis I know who killed my sister.I wrote this novel for him.Twelve years ago, Linda s sister Anna was murdered Her killer was never caught, but Linda saw him Now, all these years on, she s just seen him again On TV.He has since become a well known reporter, and Linda a famous novelist and infamous recluse knows no one will believe her if she accuses him, so she does the only thing she can think of she writes a thriller about a woman who is murdered, her killer never caught When the book is published, she agrees to give just one media interview At home To the one person who knows about the case than she does.He knows what happened that night and she wrote a boo The premise of this book is an original one Linda Conrads is a thirty eight year old famous author, who lives as a recluse under a pseudonym Twelve years ago, her older sister, Anna, was murdered and Linda caught a glimpse of the killer when she discovered her sisters body Now, Linda lives a safe and controlled life She lives with her dog, visited only by staff her assistant Charlotte, the gardener and her publisher, Norbert Then, suddenly, she sees a news reporter on television and believes she recognises him as Anna s murderer The problem of course is, who would believe her So, Linda decides to write a new novel a thriller, called, Blood Sisters, which will tell Anna s story Then, she will invite the news reporter, Victor Lenzen for an interview As a recluse, any interview with her is like gold dust and she is sure she can arrange this Then she can lure Victor Lenzen to her house and collect valuable DNA samples or get him to confess Of course, like all such plans, this is not at all simple The book is interspersed with chapters from the novel as the author tells the story through, Blood Sisters, and from the point of view of Linda Although I thought the initial idea interesting, I found the actual telling of the book quite cold and unemotional Of course, t

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