Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra // Amazing.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Only Daughter, by Anna Snoekstra
Publication: September 20, 2016, by Mira
Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
Source: BEA/Publisher

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.

My Thoughts:

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra was the only book I sat around with during my vacation for two plain reasons: because I was too busy sightseeing to even pick up a book and because it was just TOO good. I actually didn't want it to end, to be honest. This gorgeous heck of a novel has been sitting in my bookshelf for over a year, and I finally picked it up in March, deciding that I needed a psychological thriller boost. The plot and concept is absolutely unique and I don't think we'll ever see something like this pop up again. It seems that Anna Snoekstra just made this up instantly and wrote it down on a piece of paper, eager to write a novel to impress readers. And let me tell you: I was so impressed. If things continue to progress the way they are, THIS WILL BE THE BEST NOVEL I READ THIS YEAR. I cannot get enough of it all!

Only Daughter's unique idea stems from a missing person's case. In fact, an Australian teenager goes missing mysteriously, and another person, a doppelg√§nger, almost, takes her place because she is tired of running away from her own problems. That's quite an interesting way to change your life, isn't it? Well it gets creepier. The woman who is the imposter discovers that Bec (the missing girl)'s family is strange. That something is off with them. And the whole book is all about the woman trying to hide her identity and discover where Bec actually is.

I love how Snoekstra slowly and cautiously provides us with information about Bec's life. When beginning the novel, we don't immediately learn about the inner details about Bec's disappearance, but as the book progresses, THINGS GET HECTIC - FAST. And once it all got hectic I decided that I couldn't spend my waking hours wondering what would happen - I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. 

Snoekstra is just such a talented author... and I want to read EVERYTHING SHE HAS EVER WRITTEN. I really hope that she has ideas to write more psychological thrillers because I AM IN. After that surprising, suspenseful ending, I was in absolute shock and needed to recuperate. READ THIS ASAP.

Only Daughter was shocking, thrilling and one heck of a wild ride. I cannot get the story out of my mind. I truly recommend it!

*A review copy was provided by the publisher via BookExpo America in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!*

What is the most recent psychological thriller you have read and enjoyed?

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