After Anna

After Anna

Book - 2018
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Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time, he and his young son are happy. Maggie is happy too, except for the fact that she longs for Anna, the teenaged daughter she hasn't seen since she was a baby. One day, Maggie gets a call from Anna and she's overjoyed to get a second chance to be a mother to her daughter, whom she thought she lost forever. But no one would have ever guessed that everything would go wrong, and so quickly. And Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back, ignores the red flags that hint at the trouble brewing in a once-perfect marriage and home. Events take a heartbreaking turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is tried for the heinous crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her daughter but the realization that Anna's murder may have been at the hands of the husband she loves. In the wake of this tragedy, new information drives Maggie to search for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250099655
Branch Call Number: Fiction Sco
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 07, 2018

The tone of this book was strange, the dialogue was a little juvenile, and the characters fell flat for me. Also, the author uses a lot of exclamation points! The whole first half of the book had sentences like this!

The plot twists were fun, but I feel like the ending was rushed. It was a fun beach read but also far-fetched and over-the-top. This was my first time reading anything written by this author, but I think I'll pass if they're anything like this.

ArapahoeDianeM Aug 18, 2018

Another great mystery thriller from Lisa Scottoline -- from start to finish. A mother finds her daughter after seventeen years (long back story) -- and brings her home to her family --- a new husband of only two years and his ten year old son. Maggie, the Mom, is so very excited to have her daughter back, that she ignores the "little signs" of strange behavior from her daughter, Anna. A lot of drama leads to Noah, the husband, moving out of the family home and then Anna is found dead. Noah is accused of the murder and things go from bad to worse. There are a lot of twists and turns and the ending is very fast paced. What a great read.

Aug 12, 2018

Not as good as many of Lisa's books, but I still enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down. I especially liked the courtroom scenes and reading how those convicted of crimes can be made to look undeniably guilty.

Aug 12, 2018

Mostly I love her books and this started out good but then it took some weird they would really let someone tag along on a swat raid? And i've never been in the back of a squad car, but I thought the doors don't open from the inside. She just let herself out in the middle of the gunfire.

Aug 10, 2018

I was disappointed in this book. I found the characters to be very naive. But if you want to read it, hang in there, the story improves about 3/4 of the way through the book.

Aug 06, 2018

When I first began to read Lisa Scottoline's novels, they were well written. This novel, After Anna, appears to have scraped bottom.

It is over 600 pages long and filled with repetitive and confusing dialog. The characters behave strangely and even the structure is odd.

On a scale of 1-10, I give it a 2 - and that is based on an ending that has a redemptive storyline.

Aug 03, 2018

Long lost teen daughter Anna is reunited with her mother Maggie...Maggie's husband Noah
welcomes Anna his stepdaughter with open big happy family until suspicion and
doubt overtakes the family....I didn't find the ending believable

Jul 10, 2018

Predictable. I figured most of it out early on...

Jul 09, 2018

I have read a good majority of her books which I found very good....but I have to say that this one I was very had it's moments (very few) but overall I'm glad I didn't buy it.

ArapahoePLaurel Jul 06, 2018

I love Lisa Scottoline. I have read and recommended all of her books. But this one just fell a little flat for me. I feel the ending was rushed. It was like this is who do it and this is what happened the end. Done. I still enjoyed it but was a little disappointed.

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