After Anna By Alex Lake


Book Description:

The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned…

A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Daughter, by Jane Shemilt, and The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.

A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless.

The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved.

But the biggest mystery is yet to come: one week after she was abducted, their daughter is returned.

She has no memory of where she has been. And this, for her mother, is just the beginning of the nightmare.

My Thoughts:

A child going missing is every parents worst nightmare and through the author we get to have an insight into what must go through a parents mind through Julia, Anna’s mother in the story.

As the story is told through the perspective of Julia, the reader has every empathy for what Julia is going through. No one could beat herself up more than her for not turning up on time to pick her daughter up from school.

If having to deal with the guilt of being late isn’t bad enough, Julia also has to deal with the back lash from the papers and the social networking sites. It seems like everyone is against her and then her daughter turns up.

You would think that Anna turning up would have a happy ending for everyone but this is when After Anna really starts to get interesting.

After Anna is a story that will grab your attention from the start. There are some twists in there which while not overly surprising were still enjoyable to read.

I think After Anna will certainly appeal to any fans of psychological thrillers.

Many thanks to Harper Collins UK, Harper Fiction/Blue Door and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.

After Anna is available to purchase from Amazon

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