Book Reviews

Only Daughter

Goodreads Synopsis

Author: Anna Snoekstra
Goodreads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.8)
Pages: 288
Published: September 20th, 2016

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.

Sooner 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 Review

I found this book on the shelf while I was shopping at Target. I didn’t read any reviews before I bought it. I just read the back like usual and base my opinion on if I’d enjoy it. I really enjoyed this book but I wish a little more would have happened within the plot.

I loved how it bounced between the two girls back in 2003 and in 2014. It closed in all the gaps of the story that needed to be told. My mind was completely thrown for a loop when I finally found out what was going on and who was behind Bec’s disappearance. Floored. I was so certain I had the correct suspect by paying attention to reactions, and conversations that I was blind to the obvious evidence! Ugh. I need to get better at this!

What I mean when I say I wanted more to happen, is that I wanted more drama. I wanted more action. I wanted more digging into Bec’s past rather than just reading from 2003 and Bec’s point of view. I wanted the “imposter” to find things or “not” find things sooner than she did and more than what she found. I just needed MORE!!! 🙂

I would definitely recommend this book. After just finishing this tonight, I read some really bad reviews on Goodreads and I was honestly surprised because I have definitely read worse story lines. But hey, that’s why we have our own opinions, right!?

I rated the novel Only Daughter ★★★★☆



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