The Trap Hardcover – Mar 1985
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought The Trap because Tabitha King is Stephen King's wife. I knew her style and genre opposed her husband's, but never did I thought that she would be such a beautifully skilled author. King takes her time to write her prose; her beautiful and usually long sentences create a narrative yearning that one can't help but admire. The story is slow moving, but that's the brilliance behind the book. Once that horrible act happens more than halfway through the book, it takes you by total surprise.
Her characters are strong and very distinct; unlike most ficiton, her characters feel real and believable. So once the shocking event occurs more than halfway through the book, you can't help but feel sorry for the characters that are involved. You just want to leap into the page and give them a hand.
King takes her time writing her prose, something that the typical thrill-a-minute seeker will not be able to appreciate. But The Trap is a very important work that affects its readers on many, many levels. It's a hard and complicated story to read, but it's compelling in that it is able to evoke emotions in the reader that most authors can only dream of touching. I can't wait to read more from this terrific author.
A woman who is in a cold, loveless marriage takes off to a summer cabin with her young son, and then every womans worst nightmare happens..She and her son are trapped in hell with rapists and murderers. The rape scenes are vulgure, disturbing and not at all needed.
Boring beginning, Predictable ending and violent to the core. One star.
Most recent customer reviews
An okay read that took awhile to get interesting. After Liv left her husband with her son to their summer home is only when the story got interesting (and after about 100 pages). Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2001 by Jennifer L. Oliver
I loved this book. I thought the characters were fascinating and richly textured, as they always tend to be in Tabitha King's writings. Read morePublished on March 10 2001 by Rachel