The Trap


Original Title: Die Falle

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 352 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-75491-5
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: btb

Date of publication: March 9, 2015
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What must have happened that you hid away at your home for eleven years?

The famous novelist Linda Conrads, 38, is an enigma neither her fans nor the press can make out. She lives a life of complete seclusion and hasn’t set foot outside her villa for years.

In spite of her troubles, Linda is highly successful. Every year she publishes a new book, and every year it’s a bestseller. Only very few people know that she is haunted by a dreadful memory from her past. Many years ago, Linda found her sister Anna in a bloodbath and saw the murderer escape. But the perpetrator was never identified.

It comes as an immense shock to her when she sees just this face flicker across her television set one day. It belongs to the journalist Victor Lenzen, who is reporting live on a politics programme. Once she has recovered from the shock, she makes up her mind to ensure the murderer gets his due punishment. She sets Lenzen a trap using the only means at her disposal, and her only existing link to the outside world – literature.

For the first time in her life, Linda writes a thriller. It is based on the true story of her sister’s murder – just another book, as far as Linda’s fans are concerned, but nothing short of an indictment for the killer. Finally, to everyone’s surprise, Linda offers to give an exclusive home interview to just one journalist when the book comes out – Victor Lenzen. On the day of the interview, a game of cat and mouse ensues, whose outcome appears wide open… But is Lenzen really a killer or is Linda fooling herself after years of solitariness?

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