20190916_193103.jpgWelcome to my stop on the A Girl Named Anna blog tour, and a big thank you to Harlequin Mira for the invitation! A Girl Named Anna is available now.

My Thoughts:

Anna has always followed the rules laid out by her “Mamma;” however, when she turns eighteen, she travels to Astroland, a big theme park. She’s immediately struck by how familiar the park seems, and she receives a letter addressed to different name.

Rosie’s sister has been missing for years, and her family is torn apart emotionally by the search and lack of answers. It’s fifteen years since her sister went missing, and the anniversary is approaching. Rosie is determined to find her sister herself.

A Girl Named Anna is written with the emotion you’d expect in a missing child story. It was even more powerful to hear the story in two voices. Even though initially the plot may seem obvious, the details and how it’s unveiled slowly add to the suspense of the narrative.

Overall, this is a quick, compulsive, compassionate read. I love an emotional story, and this one was not lacking. It was also unsettling, tense, and engrossing.

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

A compulsive suspense debut for fans of Megan Miranda, Wendy Walker and Kimberly Belle, about two teens–one sheltered by her strict and reclusive mamma, one living in the shadow of the missing sister who was snatched from a theme park as a toddler–and their search for the truth about their families and each other.

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.

Have you read A Girl Named Anna, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR