After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

The result is a nail-biting thriller but a terrible mystery, with the third-act jitters so frequently in evidence in the author’s earlier work running amok as they spin out a series of improbable complications, a barrage of shameless cliffhangers, and a culprit ex machina before the absurdly happy ending.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Riveting and disquieting, After Anna is a groundbreaking domestic thriller, as well as a novel of emotional justice and legal intrigue. New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline keeps readers on their toes until the final shocking page.

Nobody cuts deeper than family...

Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she'd lost forever, her only daughter Anna.

Maggie and Noah know that having Anna around will change their lives, but they would never have guessed that everything would go wrong, and so quickly. Anna turns out to be a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules, though 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 accused and 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 a 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.


Praise for Lisa Scottoline:

"A deliciously distracting thriller...Scottoline illuminat[es] the landing strip of revelations and truths in a deliciously slow and intense way." —The Washington Post on After Anna

"Scottoline keeps the pace relentless as she drops a looming threat into the heart of an idyllic suburban community, causing readers to hold their breath in anticipation." —Booklist on One Perfect Lie

"Readers can be assured that the author nails the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries to sexting...they're in for one thrilling ride." —Kirkus on One Perfect Lie

"Entertaining...This fast-paced read culminates in a daring chase that would play well on the big screen." —Publishers Weekly

 

About Lisa Scottoline

See more books from this Author
Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author, with more than twenty million books in print. She won the highest prize in suspense, the Edgar Award, and the Fun Fearless Fiction Award from Cosmopolitan magazine. She was a director of the Mystery Writers of America and appears frequently on TV, including truTV's Murder By The Book. Her books are published in more than twenty-three languages, and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.
 
Published April 10, 2018 by St. Martin's Press. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
icon3
Peak Rank on May 06 2018
icon3
Weeks as Bestseller
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for After Anna
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
on Jan 10 2018

The result is a nail-biting thriller but a terrible mystery, with the third-act jitters so frequently in evidence in the author’s earlier work running amok as they spin out a series of improbable complications, a barrage of shameless cliffhangers, and a culprit ex machina before the absurdly happy ending.

Read Full Review of After Anna | See more reviews from Kirkus

Reader Rating for After Anna
76%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 487 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×