The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned…
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 is thrilling, not from the first page but from the cover.
Julias grief is raw and emotive, I could not wait for Anna to be found, then I couldn’t wait to see what Alex Lake had in store for the reader.
Anna has been abducted, Julia was late picking her up from school because of a meeting. Every parents nightmare is told chillingly and when Annas, already fragile, family fall apart we read the narrator tell the story from a ‘watchers’ perspective.
The return of Anna brings its own problems. Julia has to fight for what’s hers.. her self-respect, her child, her life even.
The twist of the tale was one I had thought of, but couldn’t quite believe. The madness that follows is something else.
After Anna is spine tingling and twisted. It will scare… and is something that really could happen.