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After AnnaAfter Anna by Lisa Scottoline

Brenda’s rating: 4 of 5 stars

Norma and I were lost in the dense lush coulee with Kaceey reading After Anna and even though we ended up in the same coulee we were on different sides of the coulee on how much we enjoyed this one.

After Anna is an entertaining, fast-paced and suspenseful domestic thriller that had us running in circles in the coulee trying to figure out who was manipulating who in this story. Norma at times struggling to escape the circle and Kaceey and I just going with the flow until that great twist tossed out of the circle.

We all loved that great twist that only Norma saw coming and we thought we figured out at least what direction this story was going only to be taken totally out of the coulee and into a different direction wondering if we were reading the same book. The ending high in drama stopped us in our tracks and then separated us in different sides of the coulee. Kaceey in the greener side, Norma feeling a little parched in the drier side and me in the middle wondering what just happened.

Published April 10, 2018

Thank you, NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and Lisa Scottoline for a copy to read and review.


Norma’s Review

3.5 Stars!

AFTER ANNA by LISA SCOTTOLINE was a fast-paced, interesting, and for the most part an enjoyable read for me but some of the subject matter in regards to how fast things progressed with the characters and their situations just happened a little too quickly for me.

LISA SCOTTOLINE delivers a well-paced and gripping read here which is told from alternating points of view, Before Anna from Maggie’s perspective and After Anna by Noah through trial excerpts.  I really enjoyed reading the trial chapters and found them both intense and gripping.

This book really challenged me and honestly, nothing really rang true to me and I was constantly trying to figure out what the heck was going on.  Then at one point everything kind of clicked in my mind and I was pretty sure I had it all figured out. From that point on I couldn’t read it fast enough to see if my prediction was correct.  Well, I was partially correct but would have never of guessed the why though!
There were a few things near the end of the book that did bother me a little bit so I wasn’t totally satisfied with how everything wrapped up but all in all, it was an entertaining and enjoyable read though and I’m glad that I read it.  I have read quite a few LISA SCOTTOLINE novels in the past and have really enjoyed them and I will continue to read more in the future. Would recommend!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and Lisa Scottoline for the opportunity of reading an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!


Kaceey’s Review

Four spectacular stars (and a half)

Oh my gosh, I loved this book!!

Noah and Maggie have a quaint marriage, raising Noah’s son Caleb. Sadly, Maggie has a gaping hole in her heart where her own daughter Anna once was. Sometime ago, Maggie’s ex-husband took Anna as an infant and she hasn’t seen or heard from her dear daughter since…until now. 

 From out of the blue, Maggie receives a phone call from Anna and she’s on cloud nine! Before long the two are meeting for a reunion lunch. And within no time at all, Anna is moving in. But it quickly appears that dear Anna may have her own reasons for wanting to reach out to her mother. And maybe this new family isn’t all she wanted after all.

 The answer to everything that went wrong in their lives wasAfter Anna.

Told in two timelines. BeforeMaggie’s POV, and AfterNoah’s POV. The storylines glides back and forth effortlessly. I never had a bit of difficulty following along. 

I’ve always been a huge fan of Lisa Scottoline, having read nearly every book she’s released. And this is definitely one of my favorites! If you’re a fan of hers this is a must read! And if you’ve never read one of her books, don’t put it off! This would be a great one to start with!

Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Lisa Scottoline for an ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.


8 thoughts on “After Anna by Lisa Scottoline @LisaScottoline @StMartinsPress #BookReview #travelingsistersread

  1. Glenda says:

    I’m going to have to read this. I usually love her books even though I find them formulaic. Thanks for the reviews.


  2. carhicks says:

    So glad you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Great reviews.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! Lisa Scottoline novels are easy to enjoy! 🙂
      I’m so happy that you enjoyed it as well!!!


  3. bibliobeth says:

    Great review as always girls! I’d love to share it but unfortunately am locked up in Twitter jail ATM. 🙄☹️ Just so you know I enjoyed it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mackenzie says:

    Wonderful reviews, Sisters!!! I’m so excited to read this one, especially after all of your different insight into what you liked about this book!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Mackenzie! I hope that you really enjoy it! 😊


  5. Cozynookbks says:

    I have yet to read a Lisa Scottoline book. Your reviews remind me that I need to get one. Thanks for great reviews sisters!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you so much! I hope you get a chance to give one of her books a try!

      Liked by 2 people

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