After Anna by Lisa Scottoline ~ Publication Day 4-10-18 @LisaScottoline @stmartinspress @Kab0207

Thank you to Lisa Scottoline and St. Martin’s Press for providing us with an Advanced Reader Copy of After Anna in exchange for our honest review! We are so excited to share this review with our followers!

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.

We don’t even know where to start with this book! First, we LOVED it! We especially loved how it was written. The story is told from Noah’s POV and Maggie’s POV. When Noah’s story unravels, it’s told backwards from the last day of his trial to the first. Maggie’s story unravels in chronological order. The perspective made it so interesting and unique.

Lisa Scottoline managed to tell a story that hooked you from page one. The characters are very memorable and she manages to keep you guessing until the very end! We wanted to believe Noah was innocent. We really did. But the overwhelming evidence supported his guilt! It was evident that something wasn’t right with Anna. She seemed like she was hiding something but we didn’t know what! This is what helped us to think that maybe Noah was innocent! The back and forth guessing is what we loved! A really well written suspense thriller is not knowing the “who-done-it” but wanting to know so badly that it keeps you turning pages like crazy to get to the end!

So, this book was a crazy roller coaster ride of a read and it confirms our love of Lisa Scottoline’s writing. We are definitely Forever fans!

Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 30 novels, including her upcoming, AFTER ANNA. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool. Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America. Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction.” Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.


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