After Anna

After Anna

Book - 2018
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"Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie's daughter Anna moves in with them. Anna is 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 that is brewing. Events take a deadly turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused of the crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her only daughter, but the realization that her daughter's murder was at the hands of a husband she loves. New information sends Maggie searching for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250099655
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 24 cm

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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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Morcy
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.

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makanakai
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.

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