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After Anna

By: Alex Lake
Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
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Publisher's summary

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.

©2015 Alex Lake (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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My feedback..2 overall

Storyline was decent but the author deviated too much and it became annoying after a while. I would end up fast forwarding through the babbling to get to the real storyline.

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DO NOT WASTE A CREDIT!

I can’t understand how this book received any positive reviews, it was awful. The narrator was excellent, the story line pathetic. I can’t believe the main character Julia was so stupid! Then the story would randomly go off on some random internal dialogue in the middle of what was supposed to be “suspenseful”. I almost stopped listening a few times but thought that it may get better, wrong! Believe me, your IQ will drop after subjecting yourself to it.

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Excellent!

What a sharp twisted treat. Just enough mystery to keep you guessing right to the end. Hope there's a sequel!

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Just ok.

This story is very repetitive, predictable and frustrating. The only thing that made it enjoyable was the way it is narrorated. The narrorator is great !

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is there an abridged version? too long

Pretty much nothing happens in this book. Which is a shame because the premise is so interesting. Maybe I needed the shorter version?
I'm 29 minutes from the end and debating not even finishing it, because nothing will happen.

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Wow

What a good book! Suspenseful with all kinds of unexpected twist & turns. Absolutely loved it!

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Very good story.

Easy to listen to, great narrator, good story. Characters are lifelike, believable, and evoked some emotion from me. I would recommend it.

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Not entertainment! The only reason any stars are given is that it will not post otherwise

The story started slowly, and as is put out in the synopsis, results in the return. It rapidly runs downhill with the speed of a runaway locomotive through muck and mire of human disfunction.

Do not succumb to the leaders. This is a disturbed story that cannot in any way be termed entertaining, or enlightening, or to have any moral redeeming value.

It was a bad buy.

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It Was Obviously Predictable

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I would say yes, because the narrator made such a huge difference for the story. Without the narrator, the story wouldn't be so great. She gave life to the story.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting aspect of the story was being able to see the disaster of Julia's marriage. I was very sympathetic to her circumstances even when it was not relate-able.

Which scene was your favorite?

The very end when she had to tear apart her hand to get out of the Priest hole.

Do you think After Anna needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, I wouldn't be interested in reading a second book but if there was a book. I should probably be a back story of Etna and what triggered her physiological behavior.

Any additional comments?

The story was ok, I really wish the Author could have wrote the story in the way were it wasn't obvious who culprit was. That was the most disappointing part of the whole book. But overall was a good story. I rooted for Julia throughout the story. She was in so many obstacles. That was really strong.

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Loved it

I almost gave up during the middle
Because I felt like I was frustrated with the female main character and her lack of will to fight. I did end up getting over it and loved it in the end

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