Book review: Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 Permalink

Out of Breath by Anna Snoekstra is the second book I’ve read by the Australian author. Interestingly in my review of Only Daughter (from 2016) I commented on the Canberra setting, with which I was familiar, having lived there for a couple of years.

And here, part of the novel is set in Broome in WA and nearby… and I’ve just come back from a few weeks in the West Kimberley, so laughed at the comments about the Broome ‘International’ Airport and could easily picture the stunning vista of palm trees, red dirt and pristine blue ocean.

three-half-stars

Book review: Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Permalink

The interesting thing about this book is that we know our lead character is lying from the moment we meet her. The person we  know as faux-Bec is caught shoplifting and after attempting to wangle out of charges via sympathy and coquettishness, she opts for something that came to mind when noticing her similarity to a long-missing girl.

And so… she becomes Bec.

three-half-stars