Snap - Belinda Bauer

"Snap" is my second Man Booker Longlist read. I've only just started but I feel like I'm on familiar territory - albeit well-written familiar territory.


This is an evocatively written thriller that starts with one timeline in 1998 about a pregnant mother vanishing from the motorway after her car broke down and another timeline in 2001 with a pregnant woman at home alone when someone breaks in. 


The chapters are short, immersive and paced to maximise the tension. You know the two timelines must intersect but part of the fun is not knowing how.


This is just the sort of thriller I'd choose to buy but I'm at a loss to understand why it's on the Man Booker Longlist. Do they do fun, accessible, genre reads now?