When Maggie's estranged 17-year-old daughter Anna comes to live with her and her new husband and stepson, Anna ends up dead and Maggie's husband accused of the murder. In her search for the truth, Maggie uncovers even uglier secrets.
After Anna, her latest stand-alone novel, fits comfortably into the on-trend female-centric psychological suspense genre ... Scottoline quickly rolls out a stunner of a story line, and even its bare bones are meaty and scrumptiously intriguing ... The last 100 pages of this book are nerve-rattling, shocking and explosively violent, even as Scottoline gets to the heart of what lengths a mother will go to protect her child.
Her ability to speak to issues that are both current and relatable is what makes her unique, and After Anna perfectly captures the truth behind people’s penchant to let love cloud their judgment. It’s easy to overlook shortcomings and flaws in the name of love, but sometimes, like in Maggie’s case here, it only leads to pain and heartbreak. . . and one heck of a mystery. Emotional, gripping, and filled with nail-biting suspense, After Anna is another winner from veteran thrill master Lisa Scottoline.