After Anna

After Anna

eBook - 2018
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From the New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes After Anna, a fast-paced, thrilling new novel full of suspense and emotional justice. Noah Alderman, widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Ellen, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Ellen's daughter moves in with them. Anna is a drop-dead gorgeous sixteen-year-old with a secret dark side. Unbeknownst to everyone, Anna is not simply a selfish beauty, but a dangerously disturbed sociopath. Anna sets out to systematically destroy the new life John has built, and when she turns up dead, John is at the top of the suspect list. John begins his own investigation in order to clear his name and save his family, and what he discovers is darker than he could have ever imagined. Praise for Lisa Scottoline: "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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
ISBN: 9781250099679
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Apr 29, 2020

How can I get this book to download so I can read it?

Apr 01, 2019

'After Anna' is a very different psychological drama from Lisa Scottoline.

The timeline of the book is written backwards from the husbands point of view and forward from the wife's. That worked well.

However, and it's a great big HOWEVER, the dialog, especially that of the wife, her best friend and the daughter left me cold. It's juvenile and stilted. I don't understand how an educated Lisa Scottoline surrounded by educated people could possible think an adult would speak in such a sophomoric way, even a woman such as the wife who was trying so desperately to ingratiate herself with her daughter. I kept yelling at the pages, "Grow up lady! You're an adult!"

The story, working to where the two timelines finally meet is quite interesting, but then out of nowhere comes this convenient ending so utterly ridiculous it left me a bit angry.

For some reason I had been putting off reading 'After Anna' for months. I had gotten it from the library (repeatedly!) because, Lisa Scottoline!, but kept passing it over in favor of other books. I really couldn't explain to myself why. I should have followed my instinct and let it go.

3 stars and hoping for better from Lisa Scottoline who has never before disappointed.

Feb 11, 2019

This was a fast and enjoyable read. I found Maggie, the mother, to be a little gullible always believing Anna, her daughter over what her husband was telling her. The ending was somewhat abrupt and a little unbelievable considering the trauma the family unit experienced.

Feb 02, 2019

Well, now that I've read the review section - From the Critics - I have no need to read the book. it's all in there. I would have appreciated a spoiler alert before I started reading them.

Jan 30, 2019

Didn't really care for this book at all. It did have a good plot twist but ending was pretty unbelievable. Not my favorite. I would give it a pass.

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.

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