[Review] My Name is Anna Lizzy Barber

My Name is Anna Book Cover My Name is Anna
Lizzy Barber
Thriller, Suspense
Cornerstone Digital
November 1st 2018
e-book
400
netgalley

'A dark, addictive read, with a real heart at its core. I loved it' Amy Lloyd, bestselling author of The Innocent Wife
_________________________________
Two women – desperate to unlock the truth.
How far will they go to lay the past to rest?

ANNA has been taught that virtue is the path to God. But on her eighteenth birthday she defies her Mamma’s rules and visits Florida’s biggest theme park.

She has never been allowed to go – so why, when she arrives, does everything seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives on the same day?

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 in full flow, and Rosie vows to uncover the truth.

But will she find the answer before it tears her family apart?

#review My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber
@bylizzybarber #MyNameIs #NetGalley

 

review banner

I was hooked from the start with this story, and I loved the Carrie references that is Anna’s life. She lives with her deeply religious single mother leading a sheltered life and on her 18th birthday she sneaks away with a boy to a theme park. This triggers all sorts of flashback and niggling memories that she can’t quite place. On the other side of the ocean in London lives Rosie, her family life has been turned upside down since her sister Emily disappeared 15 years ago – and though she was only a year or two old when her sister disappears her life growing up has been overshadowed by that event.  Now Rosie has decided to do some digging into her sisters disappearance at a theme park in Florida.

The story is told in the POV from each sister and you couldn’t help but get sucked into the story as it slowly unfolds from both sides. I really enjoyed this book and found in emotional what Anna’s real mother must have went through and continued to go through. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Purchase Links:

About the Author:

Lizzy Barber studied English at Corpus Christ College, Cambridge University. After ‘previous lives’ acting and working in film development, she is now the Head of Brand and Marketing for a restaurant group, working with her brother, a restaurateur.
Her debut novel, MY NAME IS ANNA, was the winner of the Daily Mail crime writing competition, and will be published in hardbook in January 2019 by Century, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The North American edition, retitled ANNA IN THE DARK will be published in December 2019.
She is currently hard at work on her next thriller. Lizzy lives in London with her husband, George, food writer and strategy consultant. They are expecting their first child in January 2019.

 

**I would like to thank NetGalley, Cornerstone Digital and the  for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

Fiona

I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

%d bloggers like this: