I’m delighted to be the next stop on the blog tour for this very cleverly crafted story.
About this book
In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman’s dark past becomes another’s deadly future.
In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared.
She’d been enjoying her teenage summer break: working at a fast food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen—blood in the bed, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched—though Bec remained oblivious of what was to come.
Eleven years later she is replaced.
A young woman, desperate after being arrested, claims to be the decade-missing Bec.
Soon the imposter is living Bec’s life. Sleeping in her bed. Hugging her mother and father. Learning her best friends’ names. Playing with her twin brothers.
But Bec’s welcoming family and enthusiastic friends are not quite as they seem. As the imposter dodges the detective investigating her case, she begins to delve into the life of the real Bec Winter—and soon realizes that whoever took Bec is still at large, and that she is in imminent danger.
In order to escape shoplifting charges, our unnamed protagonist claims that she’s the missing Rebecca Winter who disappeared 11 years ago.
The story develops as the narrator begins to see the consequences of her lie unfold. The author is able to weave in her thinking whilst telling the story and not detracting from the developments.
Rebecca’s family are referred to as the mother and the father, whilst her twin brothers are named — and confused on regular occasions.
There’s definitely more to this story than meets the eye and the roles of her McDonald’s colleagues and her best friend Izzy are critical to build confusion, intrigue and pace.
I really enjoyed this book but found that it ended just a little too quickly! A thumping good read!
MetLineReader rating 4.5*🚔🚔🚔🚔 ½
About the Author
Anna Snoekstra was born in Canberra, Australia in 1988. She studied Creative Writing and Cinema at The University of Melbourne, followed by Screenwriting at RMIT University. She currently lives in Melbourne with her husband and tabby cat. 😻
Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra is published by HQ, an imprint of Harper Collins on 20th September and is available from Amazon. I received an advance review copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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