Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Only Daughter

Summary: 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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

When this book showed up at my house several months ago, I had a great feeling about it based on the summary and cover. In fact, I kept kicking myself for not going on ahead and reading it- especially after I listened to Good As Gone by Amy Gentry and thought the books would favor each other.

So, I started it and I wasn’t loving it or hating it. I was just existing with this book. It was just moving along and I was reading it and not really trying to figure things out, but knowing that there were a lot of places in the book where reactions of certain characters were not 2+2= 4 (which was giving me that bad feeling).

In the last 40 or so pages- all hell breaks loose and the pieces of the puzzle fall in place.

Here is my problem: A lot of times I can forgive a so-so book that has a great ending and will bump up my final star rating of it. However, this book was like a take everything crazy that could happen, throw in some unnecessary torture scene to show how terrible the villain is and boom!

The ending, while finally giving some pulse pounding reading I was craving, couldn’t save the book for me. It was too much for my tender heart.

Bottom line: This book was not for me and while a lot of other Goodreads reviewers loved it, I just didn’t. If you want to read a story about a missing daughter- try Good As Gone by Amy Gentry.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

2 thoughts on “Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

  1. Book.blogging.momma says:

    Gosh I hate when this happens. It does sound good and intriguing but having to wait to the end for it to be good is meh. Great review!

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