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When East sees the twisted body of Girl Garner at the bottom of the stairs, he knows that the Garner boys will blame him for the death of their sister. The Garners were his closest mates – now they are his enemies, and he knows he has to run. But East can’t leave West, his younger brother, whom he has always protected and whose face is distorted by a cruel – and unmissable – disease. With West in tow, East flees into the wilds of Essex, not knowing if they will ever be able to return home, and not suspecting that West might have his own reasons for wanting to get away. Stranded in unknown territory, the brothers are vulnerable to new fears and new desires. And the past is pursuing them in the form of a hitman . . .


There are new voices in British crime fiction fighting to be heard. Scary new voices who plot the story of the criminal underclass as they nibble away at the fabric of society. One such voice is Mark Powell. And quite a voice he's got, as his first novel illustrates. And I know I said crime fiction, but Snap is much more than a genre novel
Independent on Sunday
Snap plunges into depths and strives to illuminate the tensions of brotherly love, place and identity for the kind of man who takes pride in not expressing emotion. It is workmanlike despite its depths, and profound in spite of its action-packed narrative
Big Issue
As an exploration of the shifting relationship between siblings, Mark Powell's debut is occasionally poignant
The List
Pitched somewhere between Guy Ritchie and Zigger Zagger in tone, this defiantly unrealistic, insanely over-stylised romp is compelling
The Times
A must-read
Ugly-beautiful book of the year, no questions asked
Daren King