A Brilliant Domestic Thriller: After Anna By Lisa Scottoline
Lisa Scottoline, author of After Anna, has been hailed as “a grand champion of the legal thriller genre” and her novels are indeed hard to put down.
In After Anna, she crafts a well-structured story of deception, guilt, fear and suspicion: Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy.
Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she’d lost forever, her only daughter Anna.
Maggie and Noah know that having Anna around will change their lives, but they would never have guessed that everything would go wrong, and so quickly. Anna turns out to be 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 brewing in a once-perfect marriage and home.
A nail-biting domestic thriller…
Events take a heartbreaking turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused and tried for the heinous crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her daughter, but the realization that Anna’s murder may have been at the hands of a husband she loves.
In the wake of this tragedy, new information drives Maggie to search for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined.
This is a great nail-biting thriller: The plot is twisty and the story is highly intense and full of family drama. We believe this is a great pick for fans who is looking for page-turning commercial reads.