A Girl Named Anna
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A Girl Named Anna

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A WOMAN'S WORLD BEST NEW BOOK WINNER OF THE DAILY MAIL FIRST NOVEL COMPETITION "As convincing as it was gripping, a fabulous debut thriller."--Sunday Mirror If your whole life is a lie, who can you trust? Raised in a quiet rural community, Anna has always been taught that her mamma's rules are the only path to follow. But, on her eighteenth birthday, she defies her mamma for the first time in her life and goes to Astroland. She's never been allowed to visit Florida's biggest theme park, so why, when she arrives, does everything about it seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives that same day--a letter addressing her by a different name? Rosie has grown up in the shadow of the missing sister she barely remembers, her family fractured by years of searching without leads. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of her sister's disappearance, the media circus resumes as the funds dedicated to the search dry up, and Rosie vows to uncover the truth herself. But can she find the answer before it tears her family apart? Winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Competition, A Girl Named Anna is a psychologically riveting read that introduces Lizzy Barber as an outstanding new voice in suspense fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 201 x 20mm | 227g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778308995
  • 9780778308997

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"A dark, addictive read, with a real heart at its core. I loved it." -Amy Lloyd, bestselling author of The Innocent Wife "[A] nail-biting page-turner."-Woman's World "Readers will quickly know the "who" of the story-it's the "why" that's the focus, and Rosie's and Anna's dual narratives lend intimacy and emotional resonance. Anna's story often veers into Carrie territory, and Barber renders the Archers' heart-wrenching plight with realistic emotional intensity... A page-turning look at the aftermath of a parent's worst nightmare."-Kirkus "Barber creates a fast-moving tale of good and evil, obsession and sacrifice-all in the name of love. This gifted storyteller is a writer to watch."-Publishers Weekly "As convincing as it was gripping, a fabulous debut thriller."-Sunday Mirror "A compelling read that's itching to be made into a TV two-parter."-RED "One of those thrillers in which it is almost impossible not to flick ahead."-Alison Flood, Observer "Provides a clever, unexpected solution, by way of some fine writing."-The Times "It's the big emotions this book evokes that make you keep reading."-Good Housekeeping "Barber has created characters with sufficient appeal to fuel real suspense."-The Guardian
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1,623 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (658)
3 23% (377)
2 6% (97)
1 1% (22)
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