After Anna

After Anna

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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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April 4, 2018

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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.

Jul 06, 2018

I really enjoyed this novel. It is true that some things are left unresolved and that always leaves a nagging feeling. However it was interesting to read a plot that seemed very unlikely and still was made believable by the author. She rounded each character really well and kept it consistent throughout the story. The end did feel a bit rushed, though. I would have liked to understand how the protagonists reconcile and the psychological traumas caused by the unimaginable situation. Still, an enthralling novel that kept me glued from start to end.

Jul 01, 2018

From a writer I have previously like, this book is literally unreadable. The story line is absurd and unbelievable, the characters just horrible in the sense that you couldn't care less. I got half way in, and felt like I needed a shower they were all so stupid and mushmouthed. Seriously, give this pulp nightmare a miss. And, Lisa, if you wrote this, shame on you. What a piece of crap.

Jun 19, 2018

Not as a good as some of Lisa Scottoline's other books.

Jun 17, 2018

I liked the book and the characters. However, I had just finished "Sometimes I Lie" when I read this book and the ending is definitely not on par with that book, so it was a bit of a disappointment. Everything wrapped a little too quickly...a little too predictably. I agree with another reviewer in that it is pretty unbelievable to think they are going to let a distraught mother come along on a SWAT bust. Despite the disappointing ending, I did like the book and the style the author used to tell the story.

Jun 14, 2018

Another good stand-alone from Scottoline. I like her tendency lately to include a man as a main character. This story is about a woman, Maggie, reuniting with the 17-year-old daughter she has not seen since infancy. It's told in alternating chapters by Maggie and her husband Noah. The back and forth really ratchets up the tension as you know it's leading to a big event. It's almost too much but mercifully the chapters are very short. When the big event hits during a snowstorm it's the usual ridiculous, action-y stuff that would never happen. I'm sure moms don't get to come along on SWAT operations. Great, funny interactions between Maggie and her girlfriend, a cute stepson and a happy ending. What could be better?

Jun 10, 2018

Loved this book. Kept me guessing until the end.

Jun 01, 2018

I loved this book as I do all of this author's books. This one kept me "glued" because I knew it had to have a different ending. I thought I knew the "twist', however, I was so wrong. Totally enjoyable and intense read!!!!

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