After Anna by Alex Lake, a review

This thriller screwed my head up, big time! I only read it as my aunt donated her copy to me, and I’m genuinely so glad that she did! So, let’s get into my specific thoughts on this mind-f*ckery.

In this book, our main character is a mother, and her daughter is abducted. This isn’t a spoiler, this is in the synopsis! Another “plot twist” that you already know from the synopsis is that she is returned after one week, and that’s when the trouble occurs. This is a running feature throughout this book, you’ll know exactly what is going to happen but you still can’t stop reading. I guessed almost immediately into the second half of the book (once Anna, her daughter, has been returned) who it was who had taken Anna and at least part of the reason why. I was still hooked.

The writing of this book is so encapturing and engaging that knowing what is going to come up is of no concern, as you just want to know how Lake is going to describe it and the specifics of the event! I’m so surprised that I’ve not heard this book mentioned by other people on BookTube (that I know read thrillers) as I personally found it to be a great book and I definitely want to pick up more from Alex Lake. I 100% recommend having a look at this book and giving it a try! I finished it, phoned up the aunt that gave it to me as I threw the book across the room and asked her why the f*ck she got me to read this – exactly what you want from a thriller book!!!

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