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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author Lisa Scottoline comes a fast-paced, thrilling new audiobook.

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 17-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. 

Riveting and disquieting, After Anna is a groundbreaking domestic thriller, as well as an audiobook of emotional justice and legal intrigue. And Lisa Scottoline will keep listeners hooked until the final shocking seconds. 

©2018 Smart Blonde, LLC (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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  • Pam
  • Joplin, MO, United States
  • 06-07-18

So Terrible.......

I don't usually take time to write out a review but this book was so horribly bad that I almost feel a duty to warn others. I have over 175 titles in my audible library and this is one of the worst books I have ever listened to. How in the world are there so many 5 star reviews of this book??? The writing.......so, so terrible. The plot......I've seen LIfetime movies that are better...and I despise Lifetime movies.
Where to even begin!! I love a good courtroom drama, the courtroom chapters in this book were just unbearable to listen to. Are we really to believe that those questions/comments from the PA would ever be allowed in court. Noah is supposed to be a brilliant physician yet he is absolutely incomprehensibly terrible at testifying for himself.
If the courtroom parts aren't enough to make you cringe, let's talk about the dialog between Maggie and her best friend. These are supposed to be grown women I am assuming to be in their 40's. Just a few gems that Maggie and her friend say "SRY (actually spelled out loud... S.R.Y.) like text lingo but they use it in conversation?!? Also "OMG" Also spelled out?!? Are these grown women or 13 year olds!! Have you ever heard grown women talk like this?!? Another favorite "No, we aren't detectives....we are Moms on a Mission" UGH.......So so bad. Some of the worst I have listened to.
Are we also to believe that these 2 shallow flaky women solved this complicated criminal case in the span of one afternoon/evening in the middle of a snowstorm....HA!!
The plot itself is just absolutely ridiculously unbelievable. Not to mention that if I were Noah and my wife thought I was capable of sexual molestation and murder I would not have been inclined to live happily ever after with her.
Does this author think we are stupid or did she just get a little taste of success from past books and decide to quickly throw some crap together and call it a novel. Absolute and total garbage. I felt so insulted when it was over that I had to jump on here and warn others.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Nauseatingly saccharine

unbelievable storyline topped only by a thoroughly unbelievable ending. One character's capacity for forgiveness particularly beggared belief.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Could not stop listening!

I couldn’t stop listening to this twisty-turny story. I just had to find out how it ended so I was up all night, until 6:00 a.m. This is the third book from Lisa Scottoline that kept me so intrigued I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to read another one from her. I would suggest you start reading or listening to it early in the day so you’re not up all night...

50 of 56 people found this review helpful

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Outstanding

this was an interesting book to read. There were parts i hoped didn't happen, but i found myself cheering on the main characters & i was really surprised by the ending. Good narration too. Recommend

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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The end just doesn't work

I love Lisa Scottoline, love Benny and the lady lawyers, love the Philly references ... I've read all of her books, so I was very excited for After Anna to come out: it was bound to be good even if Benny and the ladies were not part of the story. The first half is good and the characters are interesting, but the end just doesn't work. If my spouse of several years would so easily believe that I would molest her child -- a child she has known just a few months --, and I was then accused of murder, and that spouse also believed I had committed that murder, I would be hard-put to then have an even closer relationship and more "perfect" marriage after everything was cleared up. Just not believable!
Too bad! I felt like returning the book after that ending, but I had read the whole book, and the ending is not Audible's fault...

30 of 34 people found this review helpful

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Kind of obvious

Well, it was kind of annoying. I hate when the characters are just plain obvious. This felt like a first novel. Going back and forth between characters seems like a way to add suspense but, is more of a way to avoid having to mesh the story.
From the beginning the reader will be just plain angry with the characters for being so stupid.

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  • Tricia
  • HARTSELLE, ALABAMA, US
  • 04-13-18

Bad Hallmark book

Definitely will make you want the book to just hurry up and finish. I had to increase the sped to 1.5! The poor courtroom drama was killing me. Come on there is no defense attorney that would ever let those questions happen. Where was the realistic investigation. So poorly written. So poorly read.

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just ok. Maggie's version of the story was better.

the back forth between the characters was a bit much. half way through I skipped to Maggie's side of the story.

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Wrapping Up

So much was made of Maggie and Noah’s relationship that the epilogue fell flat without some sort of reconciliation or explanation of same. He turned from a character to a device.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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After Anna

This was a very good book. It had a lot of twists and turns and the ending I never guessed. Hope you enjoy it like I did!

18 of 22 people found this review helpful