It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

Today I randomly scrolled past an older book, tucked away on my Kindle, one purchased on July 7, 2017…and realized that it also needs to come off the backlog!

After Anna, by Alex Lake, is a bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl, The Couple Next Door and The Girl on the Train.

I had another book of the same title that I added around the same time.  That one, by Lisa Scottoline, was read and reviewed in March 2018.

I did not intend to neglect this book, so I’m glad for the opportunity to spotlight it and bring it forward on my Kindle.

Here’s a description:   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.


This is another of my favorite kinds of reads, so I am looking forward to it.

What have you neglected?  What are your plans?



  1. Sophia Rose

    Neat that your shelf perusal brought this one to light. I read a similar child missing thriller a few months ago and really want to keep up with the series by Kendra Elliot.

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