After Anna

After Anna

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Noah Alderman, widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, but their lives are turned upside down when her daughter moves in with them. Unbeknown to everyone, Anna is not simply a selfish beauty, but a dangerously disturbed sociopath. When she turns up dead, Noah is at the top of the suspect list. Noah 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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250099655
125009965X
Branch Call Number: F SCOTTOLINE
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 24 cm

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SamanthaSaunders
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.

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JMR207
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.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Aug 12, 2018

Mostly I love her books and this started out good but then it took some weird turns..like 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.

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LibraryLES
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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michaelbrady
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.

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MillieBT
Aug 03, 2018

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

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poodlegirl
Jul 10, 2018

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

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nelll
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 disappointed....it 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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