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Publisher Description

The No. 1 ebook bestseller, Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller and USA Today bestseller

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.

Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, C. L. Taylor and Lucy Foley

Praise for Alex Lake

‘Relentlessly fast paced, a compelling plot and anxiety inducing finale. A cracking read’ John Marrs, bestselling author of The One

‘Opens with a nightmare scenario and races to a gripping, horribly tense ending – I think I actually stopped breathing several times. Loved it!’ Jackie Kabler, bestselling author of The Perfect Couple

'With an unrelenting sense of urgency, this brilliant book will get under your skin. Great hook, fast-paced, fully engrossing. Don't miss out – read it now!' Sam Carrington, author of The Missing Wife

‘This is creepy storytelling of the highest order: spine-chilling and difficult to put down’ Daily Mail

‘A superb read for suspense fans, this taut thriller will have you racing for the finish’ Heat

‘A gripping page turner’ Closer

‘The emotional rawness will take you to dark depths, but the journey towards that last flicker of hope is one you can’t pull back from’ Woman & Home

‘Evocative writing and emotional rawness’ Woman’s Weekly

‘A thoroughly entertaining, gripping read’ Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage In a Wood


‘A nail-biting psychological thriller … maintains high suspense to the very end’ Publishers Weekly

‘Superbly crafted … will keep you up all night’ LizLovesBooks.com

‘A novel that had me gripped from its opening paragraph … It certainly had me wanting more … An excellent novel’ TheWelshLibrarian.blogspot.com

‘A story that will grab your attention from the start … It will certainly appeal to any fans of psychological thrillers’ ByTheLetterBookReviews.co.uk

About the author

Alex Lake is a British novelist who was born in the North West of England. After Anna is the first book to be written under the author’s pseudonym, and it has been a No.1 bestselling ebook sensation, receiving over 500 5* reviews online. The author now lives in the North East of the US.

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 30

Customer Reviews

Misti suckling ,

A good, quick read

Lots of action. The storyline was interesting, but if you're a fan of the mystery/thriller genre then the "bad guy" is quite obvious early on. A good, quick read that doesn't require a lot of the reader in terms of remembering hints, clues, characters, etc. Even though the ending was predictable, it was still a page turner.

Mayberry, SM ,

After Anna

Wonderful read. I finished this book in two days time. I simply couldn't stop reading. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

bookjunkie40 ,


I have enjoyed all the other books by this author but this one was hard to even finish. Would not recommend sadly.

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