After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

After Anna

Nobody cuts deeper than family...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 br...


Details After Anna

TitleAfter Anna
ISBN9781250099655
Author
Release DateApr 10th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
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Reviews After Anna

  • Deanna
    1970-01-01
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...I’ve read quite a few of Lisa Scottoline’s novels over the years and have always enjoyed them. However, I have to say that I enjoy her stand-alone novels the most. I especially enjoyed her last novel “One Perfect Lie”. And after reading the description for this new domestic thriller, I was really excited to get reading.Nobody cuts deeper than family...Maggie and Noa...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Can broken shards of glass ever fit together again?Maggie Ippoliti shuffles the pieces of her past life and compares them to what she perceives as solid ground in her present life. She has remarried after a painful relationship with her first husband, Florian. Because she suffered from postpartum psychosis, her baby Anna was placed in the custody of Florian who lives in Lyon, France. Although she has not seen Anna for seventeen years, Maggie goes...
  • Theresa Alan
    1970-01-01
    Parts of this mystery/thriller will very well done. The story is told both Before Anna and After Anna. Anna is Maggie’s daughter who she lost custody of after battling postpartum psychosis, a more serious illness than postpartum depression. That was seventeen years ago, when Anna was just six months old. After Anna’s father dies in a plane crash, she seeks out Maggie, who is thrilled to take Anna from the boarding school she hates and have he...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    After AnnaLisa ScottolineMY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫PUBLISHER St. Martin’s PressPUBLISHED April 10, 2018A consuming and cleverly structured thriller, blending the story of before and after Anna. SUMMARYMaggie lost custody of her baby, Anna, when she was only six months old. The two have not seen each other since, and now Anna is 17. Maggie had no choice but to move on, She’s found love again and is now happily married to Noah Alderman, a widowe...
  • Shannon
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to St. Martin Press for sending me a final copy of After Anna by Lisa Scottoline. The story is told in alternating chapters of Before Anna and After Anna. The After Anna chapters are in a court room setting which I thoroughly enjoyed. Noah and Maggie are happily married. They both have children from previous marriages. Maggie loves Noah’s son Caleb. Unfortunately, Maggie lost custody to her daughter, Anna, when she was just a baby and ha...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON APRIL 18, 2018."Ms. Scottoline has written another fantastic thriller filled with tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat along with characters that you will not like and some that you will want to tell to wake up and see what really is going on.  Everything was PERFECT until Anna arrived. Do NOT miss reading this book. 5/5This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in re...
  • Erin Clemence
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest review. Noah Alderman is a widower and single father who has recently married Maggie, a receptionist from his office. When Maggie’s long-estranged teenage daughter shows up out of the blue and attempts to rekindle a parental relationship with Maggie, Maggie is over the moon. Soon, Anna moves in with Maggie and her family and they...
  • Monnie
    1970-01-01
    Postpartum psychosis left Maggie Ippoliti without her precious baby daughter, Anna (her nefarious ex-husband Florian obtained custody and kept the girl away from Maggie for 17 years). Now that Maggie has found some semblance of happiness with her doctor-husband Noah and stepson Caleb, Anna appears out of nowhere, wanting, it appears, to make up for lost time. Needless to say, Maggie is overwhelmed, overjoyed and desperate to please the girl - and...
  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    1970-01-01
    Release Date: April 10, 2018 Genre: Suspense. Domestic Thriller. Rating: 4 starsWhat a thrilling read! I was sucked into this book from the minute I started reading it. It's got this cool vibe where it comes off as part court room drama, part domestic thriller, and then a little mystery thrown in. The ending was quite spastic (and I mean that in the nicest way possible) but the beginning and middle are quite engrossing. Perhaps that MEGA CLIM...
  • Nancy McFarlane
    1970-01-01
    I knew from the first page that After Anna was going to be something really different. It starts with alternating excerpts from the trial of Noah who is accused of killing his step daughter Anna and the story of what happens before the murder told from the viewpoint of his wife. We know that Maggie reunites with her daughter Anna after giving up custody to her ex 17 years earlier. We know that less than 3 weeks later Anna is dead. We know that No...
  • Chloe
    1970-01-01
    Maggie reunites with her daughter Anna 17 years after she lost custody due to postpartum psychosis. Maggie’s happiness knew no bounds especially when after a few days Anna moves in with Maggie , her husband Noah and his son Caleb.The story opens with Noah on trial for Anna’s murder and is told from his perspective intertwined with Maggie’s perspective beginning from when Anna gets in touch with her.An easy fast read with some twists and tur...
  • Maureen
    1970-01-01
    A very enjoyable read. Gripping and suspenseful.Full review to come on April 10
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Lisa Scottoline knows how to write an unputdownable thriller, and this one was no exception! This was very fast-paced and riveting. It was also rather Lifetime Movie-ish, and some of the dialogue seemed a bit stilted, so I didn't love it or find it very memorable, but it was exciting and fun to read.Also, while an evil teenage girl is always a fun villain to read about, I do agree with another reviewer that it seemed slightly out of step with thi...
  • Patricia Romero
    1970-01-01
    It's always a wild ride with Scottoline! And After Anna is no exception.The book is told Before Anna and After Anna. Maggie had a hard time after giving birth to Anna and had bad postpartum psychosis. While she was receiving help her husband divorced her and took the baby off to France. There has been no contact since. When out of the blue a girl calls and says she is her daughter and her father is dead now.Maggie is ecstatic to get a second chan...
  • Nancy
    1970-01-01
    There was life before Anna, and there was life after Anna. There was a happy marriage, then there was distrust and heartbreak. And it all fell apart, after Anna.Lisa Scottoline's After Anna is a riveting story of the destruction of a marriage, innocent imprisonment, and a mother's deep love. Noah and Maggie have created a happy life together, both having overcome past tragedy. Maggie's postpartum mental state led to her being institutionalized, h...
  • Laura Rash
    1970-01-01
    I think I enjoyed the courtroom parts of this the most. An incredibly complicated story with alternating POV & time periods. A very ferocious ending! Thanks to St. Martins Press for this early copy!
  • Debbie
    1970-01-01
    Love!!! Lisa Scottoline!! This time she has came up with one hell of a jawdropping plot twist. Wow, it's a good one.While reading this book I was sensing an early irritation mode coming on shortly into the book. Little did I know that the irritation would hit nuclear proportions. Anna? Here's hoping Houston that Houston never gets hit by Hurricane Anna because that beatch is ferocious! We wouldn't stand a chance!To sum this book up for me, I spen...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTER ANNA is exchange for my honest review.***4.5 STARSUnputdownable.For Maggie, finally reunited with her daughter Anna, seventeen years after she was forced to give up custody, her life is finally complete. Eighteen days later, Maggie’s husband Noah stands accused of Anna’s murder.AFTER ANNA is Lisa Scottoline’s best work yet. Admittedly, I’ve enjoyed some of her novels mo...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    1970-01-01
    Lisa Scottoline is a fantastic storyteller.After Anna riveted me from the opening pages A man a respected Dr.waiting for the verdict waiting to find out if he will be found guilty of murder.As the story unfolds as we discover who Anna is Anna his stepdaughter the person he is accused of murdering you will race through the pages of this tense tense thriller.Highly Highly recommend After Anna .Thanks to Net Galley & St.Martins Press for this advanc...
  • Dorie
    1970-01-01
    In a word this book was disappointing, on many levels. I am a fan of Ms. Scottoline’s having enjoyed “One Perfect Lie” and “Every Fifteen Minutes” is still one of my all time favorite thrillers.As you all know from the blurb “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...
  • Lorrie
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Ms Scottoline and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to win this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. I would like to offer a review even though not required because this book was awesome. I read it in 24 hours because I found it difficult to put down. The twists and turns I did not see coming! I did not guess what was happening until the end. So good!
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Review to follow.
  • Diane Perry
    1970-01-01
    I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Lisa Scotttolline just never disappoints. This is a suspense, legal thriller, and gut wrencher all into one. Noah is in trial for the murder of his step daughter. However, Anna was not so innocent. This story played out so well and so compelling. I felt for both Maggie and Noah. This is a must read! Unputdownable!
  • Cindy
    1970-01-01
    Thank you St Martins Press and Goodreads for sending me this book for review. The first half of the book had me hooked. The premise was a page turner. Long lost teen daughter Anna is reunited with her mother Maggie who is ecstatic. Maggie’s husband Noah welcomes her with open arms. One big happy family until suspicion and doubt overtake the family. Unfortunately for me I found the characters to be too unbelievable and shallow. A little over hal...
  • Chris
    1970-01-01
    First let me say that Lisa is one of my all time favorite authors because her books are based in or around the city of Philadelphia. This book was hard for me to give a star reading because I liked the book but did not really love the book. The story gets you from the first chapter even though it isn’t the author’s normal writing. There were 2 stories going at the same time but connected at the very end. Noah and Maggie are married who have a...
  • Bea
    1970-01-01
    Well I am sorely disappointed as I am a huge fan of Lisa Scottoline’s books and this one just didn’t reach me. I’m not sure why, though as a mental health provider I diagnosed the problem character early on. As always the authors books are very well written and her characters have captivated a lot of other readers. I’m so glad that others thoroughly enjoyed this book! Unfortunately, we all have different tastes and this book just didn’t...
  • Patricia
    1970-01-01
    I've seen several reviews state this was like a Lifetime Movie. I would agree. But then who doesn't like a Lifetime Movie now and then? It had the usual great storytelling from Lisa Scottoline. Several twists and turns. And since it was told from the wife's and husband's point of view separately, it was almost like reading two books at once. I enjoyed this and loved the ending.I received my copy from #NetGalley
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of After Anna by Lisa Scottoline that I read and reviewed.I had mixed feelings about this book overall but in the end I ended up enjoying it because the author took a turn I did not see coming and I was like "Oh wow what a way to end the book."I found it interesting that the book was told in two perspectives looking back on what happened but you don't get to hear from Anna and I think that is what was hard for me t...
  • Joyce
    1970-01-01
    Maggie and Noah are happily married. He was a widower with a young son with learning problems they are successfully handling. Maggie was a divorcee who had, because of post partum psychosis, lost custody of her infant daughter, Anna, to her ex-husband. Maggie receives a call from Anna, who is now 17, asking if they can meet. She agrees and researches her ex to learn that he and his new family have all died in a plane crash and left an estate of 5...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    After Anna by author Lisa Scottoline will have you on the edge trying to guess who killed Anna! This is a family drama with suspense and mystery. I do not want to post spoilers but the twists in this story are thrilling. The plot of the book is set in the courtroom as Dr. Noah Alderman is waiting for the verdict to be read which will determine if he goes free or goes to prison for the murder of his step-daughter, Anna. The format of the story goe...