After Anna begins with Dr. Noah Alderman on trial for the murder of his step-daughter Anna Desroches. Noah adamantly denies having anything to do with her death, but does he have something to hide? The story interestingly unfolds in alternating chapters detailing the trial and then reflecting back on Anna's arrival into the lives of Dr. Alderman and his wife Maggie Ippolitti.
Maggie has held out hope that one day she would be reunited with her daughter Anna Desroches, having not seen or been a part of her life since Anna's birth. Maggie eagerly welcomes Anna into her home and is over the moon to have her daughter back. Things aren't quite as sunny on Dr. Alderman's side of things and he sees a side to Anna that Maggie doesn't. Too quickly, things escalate and Dr. Alderman finds himself on trial for Anna's murder. Is Dr. Alderman truly a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde kind of guy or is he being wrongly accused? Who is to blame for Anna's untimely death? Watch for many twists and unexpected turns in this novel!
I very much enjoyed the quick pacing and the way it was told in alternating chapters. It made the narrative flow very smoothly and uniquely. The ending was suspenseful and surprising. As always, Lisa Scottoline remains at the top of my list of favorite "go to" authors when I'm looking for a great read.
I received After Anna courtesy of St. Martin's Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.