I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
Published by MIRA on 9/22/2016
Pages: 320 pages
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.
Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra is the story of a teen girl who was caught for shoplifting and gets the bright idea to assume the identity of a teen girl who has been missing for over a decade. The idea pops into her head because she saw a TV show called WANTED a few months back and noticed they had a strong resemblance.
Rebecca is the missing girl, and when her mother and father pick up this imposter, I had questions when they didn’t have questions. For me, the book goes downhill from there. Pretty much from here, without giving the story away, we wait to see what happens while she is impersonating this missing girl. We meet people who know the missing girl and so the question is, do they believe this imposter or is something sinister in play. Someone is sending her threatening texts and following her. Do we know who it is or is it all in her head?
I never connected with the imposter, the parts when she has drama are weak, and I felt some pages must be missing from the end because of the way it ended.
While the book didn’t do it for me, I do recommend if you are a fan of psychological suspense but just know it may leave you with unanswered questions. With this said, I would read other works by Anna Snoekstra as I do see potential in her writing. Read this book.
Reviewed by: Linda C