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November 7, 2015



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.

After Anna was the NO.1 ebook best-seller. I am sure this thriller will be the top NO.1 paperback.

I have wanted to read After Anna for sometime. I was waiting for it to come out in paperback as I don’t read ebooks. The reason I really wanted to read After Anna is because I love reading a psychological thriller. Alex Lake most certainly knows how to get readers totally glued to the nightmare unfolding.
For Julia and her husband Brian  their nightmare is just about to begin. Julia Crowne, is a solicitor who works mainly on custody cases. Julia has a boardroom meeting and she knew that she couldn’t be late to pick up her five-year-old daughter, Anna, from school. It was Julia’s days to pick up her daughter, Anna from school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and her husband Brian collected Anna Fridays. Edna, Brian’s mum did Monday’s and Wednesday’s. Julia had her reasons she wanted a divorce from Brian. But Julia doubted very much that she would be able to rely on Edna collecting her own grandchild, Anna from school after the divorce. When Mrs Crowne pulled up outside the school, the school secretary informs Julia that Anna is not in the school. The police search for Anna but are at loss as they have failed to find her. Who has taken five-year-old Anna, she has been told not to talk to strangers.
An incredible twist is looming in the dark waiting for someone to find out who has taken Anna and why.



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  1. Does this count as horror?, because if it does I’d love to read it and upload my own review on my blog #horrorbookblog

    • No it is not horror but a very good crime novel, which I would love to read more novels from Alex Lake.

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