The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned A bone chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 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 TheirThe real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned A bone chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 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.
After Anna The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned A bone chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Daughter by Jane Shemilt and The Girl on the Train by
Every parent s worst nightmareIf onlyIf only you weren t running late at work, if only you had remembered to charge your phone, if only the school was paying attention These are the things that Julia is thinking when she arrives at her daughter s school and realizes 5 year old Anna is not there The search is on but Anna is nowhere to be found She s vanished without a trace No one saw anything.But a week later Anna is returned safe and sound Everyone is desperate to know what happened Anna rememb [...]
This was a good basic thriller Anna is taken and returned one week later We have no idea who could have done this and why I was quite heavily vested in this one keen to know whodunnit A common theme I notice in many books lately are those of weak sons and strong forboding mothers It is easy to get swept up into dispising these vindictive and hateful characters I have not come across this author before and enjoyed the angsty feelings and the righteousness that built for the mother of Anna, and tr [...]
After Anna is a superbly crafted and really most addictive psychological thriller one that will keep you up all night I know, after all it just did that to me some cutting edge characters and really insightful writing that brings the whole thing to life and really does not allow you to put it aside For anything Let alone sleep.So Anna disappears Then reappears After that things get REALLY dangerous A couple of things I loved about this one first of all, even though you know from the blurb that A [...]
This is the story of Julia and Brian and what happens when their five year old daughter Anna is abducted in broad daylight every parent s worst nightmare indeed I really think that is all you need to know in this read, less is better Unfortunately for me though, the book just didn t live up to expectations for a number of reasons.First of all, I think the product description gives a little too much away Because you know the outcome of the abduction and coupled with the fact that the perpetrator [...]
A psychological thriller with a twist here, a twist there and a bit of reveal everywhere After Anna is for fans of a well written psychological thriller that keeps the tension and suspense levels up.I liked the fact that this novel had me trying to outguess the plot and characters from the very start and kept me on my toes until the very satisfying end.The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned A bone chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Daughter, by Jane Shemilt, [...]
I really thought I d enjoy this book after reading so many good reviews But in my opinion it was predictable and boring In the parts that should of been filled with heightened suspense there were for too many wordy and repetitive sentences and paragraphs which ruined the narrative I ended up skimming through the book just to get to the end A big disappointment
Thank goodness that s over
I would like to thank Net Galley for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.I hadn t read or heard any of the hype prior to reading this book so I had no prior thoughts or influences I was simply pulled in by the write up on the cover which made me want to read .The book covers every parents nightmare, the disappearance of their child, the guilt etc that follows But the novel changes course when the child is surprisingly returned and the Mothers nightmare is far from been [...]
Your child goes missing what is worse that that Holy cow What a roller coaster of a ride I ve read several books about a child goes missing but this one is different Without giving too much away, other things begin to happen and it s not good Even though I guessed who took the little girl at the end, it still made a great thriller of a book I will look for from Alex Lake.
3 1 2 stars for After Anna By Alex Lake.Am in two minds on this book i liked the story line about Anna going missing Julia Crowne s urgency to find her missing daughter but i thought it was very drawn out with the other characters in the story they all were to fractured very complicated i know some will hail me down for rating so low but just thought the story dragged a bit
Child abductions are a popular focus in crime fiction, but very few are as well realised as After Anna and so emotionally intense Working mother and custody lawyer, Julia Crowne, is inadvertently delayed en route to collecting her daughter, Anna, age five from the fee paying school that she attends only to find that her child s whereabouts is unknown The alarm is quickly raised and pretty soon the whole community are focused on bringing Anna home safe and well In theory this should unite parents [...]
At the start of the book it is introduced as A bone chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Daughter by Jane Shemilt, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Let me say first, each book that is mentioned there, I have already read and in my opinion this is a book that will definitely suit fans of those mentioned authors, without one little doubt in my mind.Its a book well deserving in its own right I was hooked to the pages of this book Nothing gets [...]
A smartly written modern day thriller reminiscent of Fatal Attraction As a number one e book bestseller, I anticipated an exciting read and was satisfied by the authors attempts at creating the perfect tone of the story It s every parents worst nightmareWhen small town lawyer Julia is held up at a custody hearing, she arrives late to collect her young daughter from school When she arrives, Anna is gone Abducted by an unknown predator As time slips by, Julia and her estranged husbands fears are m [...]
2 very generous starsNot much can be said without spoiling the end, though you ll figure it out early on The words thrilling, suspenseful, and gripping better describe sheetrock than they do this book My 1 problem was how repetitive the descriptions were of what the characters were doing or saying or thinking It s as if the author didn t trust us to remember what happened literally 2 pages ago Also, red herrings abound but were never explained, some of the characters actions were downright silly [...]
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angelerin 2016 06Thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for providing an ebook copy of After Anna By Alex Lake in exchange for an honest review Well here I am with another book that fits my mystery thriller mood I m not sure why all of a sudden I ve been really in the mood for this genre, especially since I usually prefer them when it s cold outside Regardless, here goes another one and it was a good one AndAnotherOneI enjoyed After Anna quite a bit It s another thriller with the missing child [...]
A parents worst nightmareur little words Your Child Is Missing Anna disappeared without a trace a s school was being let out for the day Anna s mother, Julia, was late picking her up and blamed herself She and other family members were hoping that another family member had picked her up Wellmeone did pick her up, but they never brought her home.Anna was missing for a week, and then surprisingly returned Very strange in a kidnapping case, but she was safe and unharmed But was she and were other f [...]
By 50 pages, I should have known just to flip to the end to see who did it and called it good enough, but noooo I read every word even stayed up late to finish it sobbing Why Why WHY WON T YOU END I resent every minute spent reading this book.
I expect but I still liked it.
Well one thing is for sure Alex Lake sure knows how to create a memorable antagonist I m still reeling from all the crazy that was tucked behind a face of normal.After Anna is a short, fast paced thriller about a family already on the fast track to divorce who then experience every parents nightmareTheir only child is abducted But that s not the real storye real story comes after After she s returned home, unharmed, with no memory of where she s been.I figured out the whodunnit fairly early on b [...]
not a very good read I finished it very quickly, thin plot, severe lack of character made it unconvincing I knew what was going off very early on due to small number of people in the book the reasoning was laughable would not read this authors writing again With so many authors on the market writing this genre honestly doing it a million times better I would never recommend this book to anyone.
Also wieso dieses Buch so konsequent schlecht bewertet wird, ist mir ein R tsel.Ja, es ist definitiv kein Thriller, deshalb ziehe ich auch einen Stern ab, aber abgesehen davon, fand ich es super
I was really excited to finally get my hands on this book, after having read good things about it for a while The story centers around the disappearance and then sudden return of five year old Anna and is told alternately through the mother, Julia s and the kidnapper s POV While the writing and pacing of the book are such that I was instantly involved, I guessed very early on who the guilty party was, and ended up proven right.Though this would ordinarily have resulted in a less than stellar rat [...]
Read this in a day A pacy and gripping book with some very unlikable characters.
The whole thing is just infuriating Normally, that shouldn t influence my rating, as it s obviously on purpose, but still, it probably did, because it s one of the stories you would want to throw somewhere far away from you Also, it s overly long, slightly boring, and even unnecessarily repetitive at times If you like a study in bat shit crazy, though, you re probably going to enjoy it I don t recommend the audiobook, it has too much SCREAMING Really, my ears are still ringing But, anyway IMO it [...]
This was an interesting premise for a book as it offered an alternative to the standard child abduction plot In this scenario, a child is taken, sedated, but cared for and returned after a week The reason for this becomes clear as with this book the intended target is not Anna as we are told by the unidentified abductor whose voice is heard in short commentary chapters as the plot develops.From the beginning I was intrigued by the plot as it was something that everyone could identify with How of [...]
Review by ireadnovels.wordpressAfter Anna was the NO.1 ebook best seller I am sure this thriller will be the top NO.1 paperback I have wanted to read After Anna for sometime I was waiting for it to come out in paperback as I don t read ebooks The reason I really wanted to read After Anna is because I love reading a psychological thriller Alex Lake most certainly knows how to get readers totally glued to the nightmare unfolding For Julia and her husband Brian their nightmare is just about to begi [...]
This book has been getting quite a lot of hype recently when a writer uses a pseudonym it seems to whip reviewers up into a bit of a who is it frenzy I hope that this doesn t take away from what is a great edge of your seat psychological thriller.As a parent it s your worst nightmare when your child goes missing especially if your mistake is what has lead to their disappearance Julia is a busy working mum, her phone dies, she s in a meeting, she s late to pick up Anna from school This could be a [...]
When Julia is late picking her daughter up from school her nightmare begins Anna has gone missing The book explores the strain this puts on the family and the intrusion of the press at such a harrowing time The premise of the book is that when Anna returns then the real nightmare begins.A fast paced thriller that I couldn t wait to explain to my husband I was just gripped by the whole storyline and the way the characters and plot developed I had my suspicions about what may happen but not the de [...]
I received a copy of this via lovereading in return for an honest review.When five year old Anna is snatched from the school gates, the whole country watches the story unfold Mother, Julia is first in the spotlight A successful lawyer, the public dissect her life and begin their harsh judgments online Newspapers hop on the bandwagon and use the family s story to increase sales Father, Brian escapes most of the bitterness and instead retreats within himself Through all this, Anna seems to be forg [...]