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Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra


I’ve always been good at playing a part: the mysterious seductress for the sleaze bag, the doe-eyed innocent for the protector. I had tried both on the security guard and neither seemed to be working. I’d been so close. The supermarket doors had already slid open for me when his wife hand clamped on my shoulder. The main road was only fifteen paces away. A quiet street lined with yellow-and-orange-leaved trees.His grip tightened…..”My name is Rebecca Winter. Eleven years ago, I was abducted….”
Now if you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, this one is just up your alley…
From page one the intrigue sets in. “Bec”, all of sixteen, disappeared in 2003, only to come back in 2014. Is the girl who returned really Rebecca”Bec” Winter? Her family and friends think so, but in her heart, the girl knows that she is an imposter! She gets into the skin of the lost Rebecca and starts living her life. Rebecca’s parents become her parents and her twin brothers become her siblings. They welcome her back, but deep down there is a gnawing sense that there is more to this miraculous
return than what meets the eye. 312 pages and there is no way you can put this book down. Anna Snoekstra’s be but thriller is sure to give you the chills.

My brain worked overtime trying to figure out what was going to happen next.

Read if you like this particular genre or in the dire situation when you don’t have anything better to read!!!


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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This entry was posted on February 12, 2017 by in Book Reviews, Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense and tagged , .
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