The Spite Game

by Anna Snoekstra

On Sale: 10/30/2018

The Spite Game

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The Spite Game

by Anna Snoekstra

On Sale: 10/30/2018


About the Book

Everyone does bad things when no one is watching

Mercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can’t—not until she’s exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most.

First, she watches Saanvi. Flawlessly chic and working hard at a top architectural firm, Saanvi 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, she’s there when Cass picks out a cake, she’s there when Cass betrays her fiancé. She’s the reason Cass’s entire future comes crashing down.

Finally, Ava watches Mel. Mel was always the ringleader and if anyone has to pay, it’s her. 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.

Critical Praise

"A smart and compulsive thriller that perfectly evokes the claustrophobia of small-town Australian life. I couldn't put it down!" – Graeme Simsion on LITTLE SECRETS

"LITTLE SECRETS explores the desperation that can live inside us-and what happens when individuals have opposing but equally desperate desires. Readers will grow to care about the fates of ambitious Rose and nurturing Mia, as well as the policemen working the case. In addition, readers will thirst to uncover who's responsible for stirring up the community and heinously stealing the life of a child. Despair makes for shocking choices, and no one makes it to the other side of this mystery unchanged." -Bookpage

"A riveting thriller with a dark mystery that is utterly compelling right through to the last page."

"Snoekstra's excellent debut stands out in the crowded psychological suspense field with smart, subtle red herrings and plenty of dark and violent secrets. Recommend to genre aficionados and readers who enjoyed Lisa Lutz's The Passenger." -Library Journal (starred review) on ONLY DAUGHTER

"Unreliable narrator thrillers are practically a subgenre of their own, and there are two unreliable narrators here as well as a wickedly twisted and fast-paced plot that leaves numerous questions unanswered... readers who enjoy a creepy thriller that will keep them guessing will be unable to put this down." -Booklist (starred review) on ONLY DAUGHTER

"In Anna Snoekstra's dark and edgy debut, a young woman slips easily into the life of a girl missing eleven years, only to discover the grisly truth behind the disappearance. Will she be the next victim? Truly distinctive and tautly told, ONLY DAUGHTER welcomes a thrilling new voice in crime fiction." -Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

"ONLY DAUGHTER by Anna Snoekstra is a dark meditation on the secrets we keep about our families and about ourselves. Twisty, slippery, and full of surprises, this web of lies will ensnare you and keep you riveted until you've turned the final page." -Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Ink and Bone -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781488082146
  • ISBN 10: 1488082146
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 10/30/2018
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

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