After Anna

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

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Do not read1 star

One of the worst books I have ever read! 15


So subpar1 star

This book made me cringe. It was so cheesy and not believable at all. Real people would never behave the way the characters did in this book. Do not waste your time reading it. 15


hard to put down! very good read5 star

I enjoyed reading this book! Definitely kept my attention and I lost some sleep so I could keep reading! 55


Meh2 star

Shallow characters, rushed beginning, long drawn out middle and unbelievable ending. You might pass on this one. 25


Too long....well written but too many words in the middle.3 star

Intriguing story and plot but could have been cut in half. 35


The next Gone Girl5 star

Literally the next best thing after Gone Girl- very similar layout of the flashbacks and how the story is told. Couldn’t put the book down! 55


Very disappointing1 star

Have enjoyed the authors previous books. This was mediocre. 15


After Anna5 star

That was a wild ride - WOW! 55


Disappointing1 star

Very disappointed in this book 15


After Anna5 star

Excellent book. First time reading from this author. One of those books you don’t want to put down. But then ate disappointed that it’s o ER when you are finished. Definitely recommend. 55

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