After Anna – Book Review Week 9

After Anna – Book Review

I was putting After Anna on the shelf at the charity shop when something made me read the blurb on the back. I put it back on my trolley and bought it at the end of my shift.

It was a bit slow at first and took me a few days to get through the first half. The second half, however, took me a few hours on a quiet Sunday afternoon to finish.
It played to my emotions and I found myself getting really angry on Julia’s behalf!

After Anna

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads

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.

I thought I’d worked it out quite early on but I was wrong! I did work it out about 300 pages in and was shocked when I realised who had abducted Anna.

I’d recommend it and I would recommend it for lovers of this genre. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

Goodreads reading challenge book 9 After Anna



  1. Acorn Books 12th March 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I’ve heard about this one, I’m really intrigued, sounds like a great book #readwithme

  2. Yet Another Blogging Mummy 8th March 2017 at 8:49 pm

    This sounds very intriguing although think it might be a bit scary for me #readwithme

  3. Suz 6th March 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Ooh no, I couldn’t read that. Abducted children – my worst nightmare.

  4. chantelle hazelden 6th March 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Sounds more than intriguing and I did love Girl on the Train, one to add to my TBR list. Thank you for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  5. Sarah MumofThree World 6th March 2017 at 2:48 pm

    This sounds really good! It reminds me of The Girl in the Red Coat and any book recommended for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl sounds right up my street!

  6. Catherine @ Story Snug 6th March 2017 at 11:02 am

    I love The Girl on the Train and am intrigued by your review of this story too – sounds interesting.


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