Thursday, 22 September 2016

Review: Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra


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.

I am so torn with this one. And I really wanted to love it, but the love never came.

The idea is amazing, take a girl full of her own troubles, she gets herself arrested but to save herself she claims to be Rebecca Winter. Bec has been missing for over 10 years and our girl always looked very similar. Before she knows it she finds herself in Bec's house, part of her family. But how long can she keep up the charade and will everyone believe her?

This book started off great, the concept is amazing and I couldn't wait to find out the troubles she will face with her family. But some expected troubles never happened and I found myself a little bored. What struck me the most was the fact that this just didn't seem believable. Furthermore I just couldn't connect with the main character. Weather that was the original Bec or our girl pretending to be her.

Such a shame, I think this could have been an amazing book. But for me, it just didn't do it.

Only daughter is out today!

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