After Anna

By Lisa Scottoline

After Anna - Lisa Scottoline
  • Release Date: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 574 Ratings


Riveting and disquieting, After Anna is a groundbreaking domestic thriller, as well as a novel of emotional justice and legal intrigue. New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline keeps readers on their toes until the final shocking page.

Nobody cuts deeper than family...

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.

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.

Praise for Lisa Scottoline:

"A deliciously distracting thriller...Scottoline illuminat[es] the landing strip of revelations and truths in a deliciously slow and intense way." —The Washington Post on After Anna

"Scottoline keeps the pace relentless as she drops a looming threat into the heart of an idyllic suburban community, causing readers to hold their breath in anticipation." —Booklist on One Perfect Lie

"Readers can be assured that the author nails the high school milieu, from athletic rivalries to sexting...they're in for one thrilling ride." —Kirkus on One Perfect Lie

"Entertaining...This fast-paced read culminates in a daring chase that would play well on the big screen." —Publishers Weekly


  • My favorite book about crime!

    By mssciencemom
    Just when I thought I figured it out, here comes a plot twist! I love this story!
  • I wanted to like this book

    By 71bravegirl!
    I don’t know if I read the same book that the 5star reviewers did. This book was AWFUL. I wanted to like it but it just wasn’t believable. I skipped through the last quarter of the book just so I could see how it ended. What a waste of time and money.
  • Her best yet.

    By Jrozayyy27
    Have been a huge fan of Lisa scottoline for years but this one is a true page turner and shows her ability to develop characters and a plot to keep you hooked. Recommended this to everyone I know
  • After Anna

    By Geri Wolf
    Good till end. But, final chapters too far- fetched with mother being allowed to run to house during police operations. Ruined it! Wouldn’t happen that way!
  • After anna

    By rosalee33333
    Really poorly constructed
  • After Anna

    By kewb18
    Poorly written story.
  • Do not read

    By WeizRich
    One of the worst books I have ever read!
  • So subpar

    By manzanaresanderson
    This book made me cringe. It was so cheesy and not believable at all. Real people would never behave the way the characters did in this book. Do not waste your time reading it.
  • hard to put down! very good read

    By lkjhgfsazcnmkgdy
    I enjoyed reading this book! Definitely kept my attention and I lost some sleep so I could keep reading!
  • Meh

    By SLP-NV
    Shallow characters, rushed beginning, long drawn out middle and unbelievable ending. You might pass on this one.