December 2015 Debut of the Month.
A stirring and thrilling plot ensures 'After Anna' just gallops along for your dramatic reading pleasure. When Julia’s daughter disappears at the school gates, the nightmare that follows, threatens to swallow her whole. The prologue is a three page little masterpiece, as with a chilling simplicity the villain of the piece declares their intention. Alex Lake immediately hooks your attention, holds and agitates it, the writing is sharp and pointed. I did feel as though I was being held at a distance from Julia, I could see her anguish and pain, but didn't feel completely connected to her, this allowed me an overview, to review and process information. If like me, you like to set your brain to analysing mode as you read, you may find there are no huge surprises waiting in store, however I still found this to be a captivating and cracking read. ~ Liz Robinson
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. 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.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
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Publication date: 19/11/2015
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th November 2015|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,|
Alex Lake is a British novelist who was born in the North West of England. After Anna is the first book to be written under the author's pseudonym, and it has been a No.1 bestselling ebook sensation, receiving over 100 5* reviews online. The author now lives in the North East of the US.More About Alex Lake