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Anna Snoekstra

Biography

Anna Snoekstra

Anna Snoekstra was born in Canberra, Australia, to two civil servants. At the age of 18, she decided to avoid a full-time job and a steady wage and moved to Melbourne to become a writer. She studied creative writing and cinema at the University of Melbourne, followed by screenwriting at RMIT University. After finishing university, Anna wrote for independent films and fringe theatre, and directed music videos. During this time, she worked as a cheesemonger, a waitress, a barista, a nanny, a receptionist, a cinema attendant and a film reviewer. Anna now lives with her husband, cat and two housemates and works full-time writing novels.

Photo Credit: Heather Lighton

Books by Anna Snoekstra

by Anna Snoekstra - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Mercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can’t until she’s exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most. First, she watches Saanvi, who has it all together on the surface. But everyone does bad things when they think no one is watching, and Ava only wants what’s fair --- to destroy Saanvi’s life the way her own was destroyed. Next, she watches Cass. She’s there as Cass tries on wedding dresses, picks out a cake and betrays her fiancé. She’s the reason Cass’ entire future comes crashing down. Finally, Ava watches Mel, who was always the ringleader. But one tiny slipup and Ava realizes the truth: Mel knows she’s being watched, and she’s ready to play Ava’s games to the bitter end.

by Anna Snoekstra - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town’s courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking for Rose Blakey. With nothing but rejections from newspapers piling up, her job pulling beers for cops at the local tavern isn’t nearly enough to cover rent. Rose needs a story --- a big one. In the weeks after the courthouse fire, precise porcelain replicas of Colmstock’s daughters begin turning up on doorsteps, terrifying parents and testing the limits of the town’s already fractured police force. Rose may have finally found her story. But as her articles gain traction and the boundaries of her investigation blur, Colmstock is seized by a seething paranoia. Soon, no one is safe from suspicion.

by Anna Snoekstra - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In 2003, 16-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared. She had been enjoying her summer break before ominous things began to happen --- a presence in her room at night, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched. Eleven years later, a young woman claims to be the decade-missing Bec. Soon the impostor is living Bec's life. But her welcoming family and enthusiastic friends are not quite as they seem. As the impostor 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.