After Anna Book Review

After Anna Book Review

Title: After Anna
Author: Lisa Scottolini
Published: April 10, 2018, St. Martin’s Press
No. of Pages: 400
Cover Price: $27.99 Hardcover, $17.99 Paperback, $14.99 Kindle

Bestselling, award-winning author, Lisa Scottoline has released a unique thriller (very different from her bestselling Rosato & DiNunzio series), After Anna. Noah, who is a widower with a young son, has met Maggie; they have married and are gloriously happy – everything seems to be perfect. Maggie gave up a child many years ago, and has a chance for delayed motherhood with her 17 year old daughter, Anna. With Anna living in their home, things change, and the marital bliss disappears. Anna is murdered, and Noah is accused and tried for the murder.

Scottolini is a fabulous storyteller, and is known for her ability to build suspense and keep readers on edge. In this novel, the accusations against Noah are uncomfortable, and may put off some readers. Anna is a troublemaker and accuses Noah of sexual crimes against her. Nevertheless, Scottoline develops her characters so that they seem real and are very believable. Things are not as they appear in several places in the novel, and many of the scenarios are unexpected. Readers won’t know what to think, and won’t find out until the very end what the reality is.

All told, this novel will appeal to readers who love building suspense; Scottolini’s excellent writing skills will insure that no one will be disappointed and will be enthralled with the scenarios and especially the unexpected twists and turns leading to the surprise ending which comes at the very end. Scottolini fans will not want to miss this novel. Thriller fans should not miss it either.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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