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Anita Terpstra

Anita Terpstra

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Anita Terpstra (b. 1974) graduated in journalism and art history. Her successful debut thriller Nachtvlucht (Night Flight) was nominated for the Shadow Prize and the Crimezone Thriller Award. Her book Anders (Different) was published in Germany and France. Television-film rights have been sold to a French producer.


Recent title – English material

Vonk (Spark), 2018

Samen (Together), 2016


Press on Together:

Together features intriguing characters that are fully rounded. The story gains an extra dimension by continually switching between the cellar where the women are systematically abused and events surrounding the newly married couple. - Nederlands Dagblad

Terpstra writes gripping, tense and character-driven thrillers. - VN Detective & Thrillergids

Press on Different:

A thriller as a thriller should be. Like the work of Scandinavian colleagues, ‘Different’ is raw and dark, at times even gruesome. **** - Dagblad van het Noorden

Terpstra has structured her story extremely well. A gripping thriller inspired by real-life events. **** - Crimezone

It is impressive to see how Terpstra builds both plot and tension. An excellent thriller that keeps you hooked until the denouement. - De Gooi- en Eemlander

Different is an original story with a well-developed plot and an unsettling atmosphere that stays with you. ****1/2 -

Terpstra subverts the picture of the lost son very, very gradually. 'Different’ is a cleverly structured and credible story in which the oppressive tension builds slowly but surely. -