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Anna Snoekstra was born in Canberra, Australia in 1988. She studied Creative Writing and Cinema at The University of Melbourne, followed by Screenwriting at RMIT University. She currently lives in Melbourne with her husband and tabby cat.
November 2017 Book of the Month An intense, suspense filled thrilling tale set in Australia. Mia wants to be a reporter and she desperately wants to leave her small town, when she begins to investigate the appearance of small dolls left on doorsteps, danger grimaces and then beckons. Anna Snoekstra sets the scene from a small town perspective, she invites you to view the intimate and personal, this feels alive, vibrant and very real. I stepped into the book, got to know the characters, watched as secrets bubbled away, the tension builds, yet the tale remains grounded, allowing your mind to investigate and question. I galloped through ‘Little Secrets’, devouring the story, yet thoroughly enjoying the ride, what a surprising, gripping and very readable tale this is. Liz Robinson
October 2016 Debut of the Month. A girl is picked up for shoplifting and not wanting to give her real name, we know not why, she picks the name of a girl who disappeared ten years ago. When it all happened and Rebecca Winter’s photo was all over the place, our narrator and her boyfriend remarked how similar they were. So now our narrator dons the mantel of the lost girl and suddenly has a home, parents and two younger brothers, twins. She has a best friend and a hunk of a boy who has always had a crush on the ‘lost’ girl. She also claims to have amnesia so now as Bec she has it made, only the police have lots of questions. We follow Bec in 2014 and in alternate chapters we follow the real Bec in 2003 over the last few days of her life at home. Both time-frames build up the tension, the earlier as we hope to find out what actually happened and the latter as we wonder if Bec, the imposter, will actually get away with her lie. It’s fascinating. Many a time I thought ‘I wouldn’t have done it like that’ but as we follow both Becs’ plights we become anxious for their success. When the twist comes at the end it really hits you in the stomach. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
An impressive, high-concept debut crime thriller.' The Daily Mail on Only DaughterTo keep little secrets, they tell big lies 'I am not sick. I just like the little dolls I think I'll break one soon.'It's every parent's worst nightmare. A tiny porcelain doll appearing on your doorstep. Bright blonde hair, rosy cheeks, even a little blue dress. A perfect replica of your six-year-old daughter.But then anonymous letters from 'The Doll Collector' begin to arrive. And in the small town where everyone has their own little secrets, no one is safe from suspicion.Because you can never really trust the people who live just along the street Big Little Lies meets The Couple Next Door in this fast-paced psychological thriller.
'The ending of Little Secrets left me gasping!' My WeeklyTo keep little secrets, they tell big lies...'I am not sick. I just like the little dolls...I think I'll break one soon.'It's every parent's worst nightmare. A tiny porcelain doll appearing on your doorstep. Bright blonde hair, rosy cheeks, even a little blue dress. A perfect replica of your six-year-old daughter.But then anonymous letters from 'The Doll Collector' begin to arrive. And in the small town where everyone has their own little secrets, no one is safe from suspicion.Because you can never really trust the people who live just along the street...Big Little Lies meets The Couple Next Door in this fast-paced psychological thriller.
'An impressive high-concept debut... might this just be the next The Girl on the Train?' - The Daily MailIn 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.