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    A Girl Named Anna PDF/EPUB ï A Girl MOBI :Á a theme park as a toddler and their search for the truth about their families and each otherIf 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 329 pages
  • A Girl Named Anna
  • Lizzy Barber
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 0778308995

A Girl Named Anna❴Read❵ ➱ A Girl Named Anna Author Lizzy Barber – Essayreview.co.uk 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 A compulsive suspense debut for fans of Megan Miranda, Wendy Walker and A Girl MOBI :Á 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 otherIf 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.


About the Author: Lizzy Barber

Hello I am a London based author, living in Islington with my A Girl MOBI :Á husband, George I read English at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, and My Name Is Anna is my first novelHaving previously dabbled in acting and film development, I have spent the last eight years working in the restaurant business with my brother, Jamie, heading up our brand and marketing department We have a small group of restaurants, mainly in London, including Hush in Mayfair, the all day burger brand, Hache, and the Latin American barbecue group, CabanaWorking with the restaurants has been creative and dynamic and has involved a certain about of writing including a lot of press releases , but writing has always been a creative itch I have scratched on the sideI have always written in fits and starts, but about five years ago I started writing my first serious novel a very long and drawn out literary fiction piece based on my grandmother s life in Mandate Palestine, pre Suez Cairo and post war LondonI started taking regular classes with Maggie Hamand at the Complete Creative Writing Course, which made me completely rethink my approach to writing, and was invaluable in shaping the way I wroteHowever, in April I found myself at a complete dead end with my first novel, and, almost as a form of release, starting dabbling with a thriller that had been niggling away at me I mentioned I was writing it to my mother, and, about a week later, she told me that she had spied a first novel competition that I had to enterI hammered away at my laptop, completing just enough of the book to be able to enter, and literally handed my entry in on the closing day of the competition I couriered my entry, so worried was I it wouldn t make the deadlineAnd then I forgot all about it About two months later, preparing for my morning operations meeting, I received a phone call out of the blue, which completely changed my lifeThe phone call was from Luigi Bonomi of LBA Books telling me I had WON the Daily Mail and Random House First Novel Prize Thus began an extraordinary chain of events that I am still waiting to wake up from on a daily basis The little thriller I had dabbled away at is now My Name Is Anna, and was published by Century, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in January It will be published in North America by MIRA, an imprint of Harper Collins, on rd September I have had the privilege of working with a marvelous team of people on My Name Is Anna A Girl Named Anna, and am now hard hard work on my second book Stay tuned.


10 thoughts on “A Girl Named Anna

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 stars rounded to 3 This review will be kept brief, as my issues were mainly subjective and I have no interest in swaying a reader from purchasing this book My hopes were high going into A Girl Named Anna, and this may partially be due to its being marketed as a thriller involving a sinister cult The cult is indeed sinister, but it doesn t play a major role in the novel until around the 90% mark The pacing is very slow, which isn t a problem, but this may be due to the fact that this is a 2.5 stars rounded to 3 This review will be kept brief, as my issues were mainly subjective and I have no interest in swaying a reader from purchasing this book My hopes were high going into A Girl Named Anna, and this may partially be due to its being marketed as a thriller involving a sinister cult The cult is indeed sinister, but it doesn t play a major role in the novel until around the 90% mark The pacing is very slow, which isn t a problem, but this may be due to the fact that this is a mystery, and perhaps would fall better under the genre of dark women s fiction I feel it necessary to mention one reason I had to go with a lower rating, and this was due to a major content warning that was unexpected If you are sensitive to view spoiler the graphic abuse of infants small children hide spoiler , then you may want to give this one a hard pass as well Otherwise, please take my review with a grain of salt and sample one of the many glowing reviews here as a counterbalance to this oneMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley.

  2. says:

    An intriguing thriller about two teenage girls, separated by an ocean, leading vastly different lives Anna is an 18 year old growing up in Florida, being raised by her deeply religious single mother, whereas Rosie is in London, living with her parents and younger brother, but this existence is overshadowed by the disappearance of her older sister Emily at a theme park in Florida 15 years before Both young women are searching for the truth, what happened that day 15 years ago Who is behind Emi An intriguing thriller about two teenage girls, separated by an ocean, leading vastly different lives Anna is an 18 year old growing up in Florida, being raised by her deeply religious single mother, whereas Rosie is in London, living with her parents and younger brother, but this existence is overshadowed by the disappearance of her older sister Emily at a theme park in Florida 15 years before Both young women are searching for the truth, what happened that day 15 years ago Who is behind Emily s disappearance Who is the mysterious Father Paul The story slowly unfolds to reveal it s secrets, and the answer, though not a great surprise, still leads us to a satisfying conclusion.3.5 stars rounded up to 4.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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    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 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 evenpowerful 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.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com

  4. says:

    My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber is a story that kept my gripped from the first page to the last I could not put it down and read it in one day.Anna lives with her mamma in a house with little comforts and has a very strict religious upbringing On her eighteenth birthday she goes to a Florida theme park for the first time but remembers having been there once before.Rosie s elder sister Emily disappeared when she was three years old when they were on holiday in Florida and now fifteen years late My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber is a story that kept my gripped from the first page to the last I could not put it down and read it in one day.Anna lives with her mamma in a house with little comforts and has a very strict religious upbringing On her eighteenth birthday she goes to a Florida theme park for the first time but remembers having been there once before.Rosie s elder sister Emily disappeared when she was three years old when they were on holiday in Florida and now fifteen years later she decides that it s time to find out what happened to her sister This was a very emotional story The heartbreak that the family had to endure after their child went missing and the consequences that followed for the extended family and friends was very well written and believable.I really enjoyed this book and will be eagerly awaiting Lizzy Barber s next book.I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House UK Cornerstone for my e copy in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    4.5 Stars A GIRL NAMED ANNA is an engrossing debut novel that s part mystery and part family drama At the center of this book is a child abduction and its aftermath for everyone involved The story alternates between two teenage protagonists Anna in Florida, being raised by her very religious mother, and Rosie in England, whose older sister Emily vanished 15 years earlier at an amusement park On this year s anniversary of Emily s disappearance, things happen that propel both girls forward t 4.5 Stars A GIRL NAMED ANNA is an engrossing debut novel that s part mystery and part family drama At the center of this book is a child abduction and its aftermath for everyone involved The story alternates between two teenage protagonists Anna in Florida, being raised by her very religious mother, and Rosie in England, whose older sister Emily vanished 15 years earlier at an amusement park On this year s anniversary of Emily s disappearance, things happen that propel both girls forward to find out the truth This was a suspenseful and emotional book that I couldn t put down I enjoyed Anna and Rosie s alternating perspectives as their discoveries brought them closer and closer together Gripping unsettling Disclosure I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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    My name is Anna was my first book by this author and If I m being honest I enjoyed the first half muchthan the second.Telling the story of the aftermath of a young girls abduction and the effect this has on the people impacted by these tragic events we pick up the story fifteen years after the fact.Told from two sisters POV Anna Emily currently residing with her Mama in the USA and Rosie younger sister of abducted Emily living with her mum dad and brother in the UK.This is mainly the siste My name is Anna was my first book by this author and If I m being honest I enjoyed the first half muchthan the second.Telling the story of the aftermath of a young girls abduction and the effect this has on the people impacted by these tragic events we pick up the story fifteen years after the fact.Told from two sisters POV Anna Emily currently residing with her Mama in the USA and Rosie younger sister of abducted Emily living with her mum dad and brother in the UK.This is mainly the sister s story and as we switch seamlessly from girl to girl we start to get a sense of the differences that from the same instant in time have impacted both there lives so dramatically and while for the most part, I did enjoy this It started to get slightly monotonous the further I progressed.I just wasn t fully on board here and I m not sure quite why that was.It almost had a slightly anti climactic feel to it especially the finale which for me felt a bit flat.On a sidenote, I did enjoy the Carrie references included with Anna and noticed the parallels included here almost instantly.This, in conclusion, was for me an OK read that never really took flight hoping its a better fit for you.I voluntary reviewed an Arc of My name is Anna.All opinions expressed are entirely my own.Reviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttps www.facebook.com beckiebookworm www.beckiebookworm.com

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    On her 18th birthday, Anna 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 feel so familiar When she returns home, she receives a note addressing her by a different name, a name she recognises Rosie has grown up in the shadow of her older sisters disappearance She was 1 year old when her sister disappeared They have tried everything in their power to get her back But Rosie discovers the Trust that On her 18th birthday, Anna 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 feel so familiar When she returns home, she receives a note addressing her by a different name, a name she recognises Rosie has grown up in the shadow of her older sisters disappearance She was 1 year old when her sister disappeared They have tried everything in their power to get her back But Rosie discovers the Trust that was set up for her sister is about to wind down She decides that she needs to find out the truth behind her sisters disappearance.The story is narrated by both Anna and Rosie A tale of two sisters torn apart at an early age but the bond between them is still there Although the book is well written, it does seem a little far fetched at times The pace is quite slow until nearer the end where it all kicks off Anna s mother is a character I won t forget very easily You can t help but think of all the other children who have went missing while your reading this book, and wonder if something like this has happened to them A story that definitely makes you think This is an enjoyable read.I would like to thank NetGalley, Random House UK, Cornerstone and the author Lizzy Barber for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

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    I loved My Name is Anna I wanted to devour it in one sitting but my eyes had other ideas Whilst at work I was thinking about what was going to happen next and how the 2 girls were feeling Another tough story for a parent to read but I just had to know how it ended It was emotional and had an ending that I didn t see coming I would have liked it to keep going a fewchapters from where it ended but I just loved it.Told from the point of view of 2 girls in 2 different countries Anna is I loved My Name is Anna I wanted to devour it in one sitting but my eyes had other ideas Whilst at work I was thinking about what was going to happen next and how the 2 girls were feeling Another tough story for a parent to read but I just had to know how it ended It was emotional and had an ending that I didn t see coming I would have liked it to keep going a fewchapters from where it ended but I just loved it.Told from the point of view of 2 girls in 2 different countries Anna is about to o turn 18 and is living in the US with her over protective and church going mother She has led a very sheltered life but on her 18th birthday she sneaks away with her boyfriend to the local theme park where she has never been allowed to go before But when they get there it feels really familiar to her and she has no idea why Then she receives a letter that has her questioning everything in her life Then there is Rosie who live so in the U.K with her family 15 years ago her sister went missing, never to be seen again It is breaking her family apart and she is determined to find out what happened.Thank you to Random House Cornerstone and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased

  9. says:

    A highly engrossing debut as both the two main protagonist and the reader simultaneously want to keep delving forward to uncover the truth.As Eighteen year old Anna decides to defy her strict mother s wishes and plans a trip to Astroland , one of Florida s most popular theme parks.During her visit Anna starts to feel like she s already been there before, surly that s impossible Whilst Rosie has always had to live with the knowledge of her missing old sister Emily, the shadow it casts over her w A highly engrossing debut as both the two main protagonist and the reader simultaneously want to keep delving forward to uncover the truth.As Eighteen year old Anna decides to defy her strict mother s wishes and plans a trip to Astroland , one of Florida s most popular theme parks.During her visit Anna starts to feel like she s already been there before, surly that s impossible Whilst Rosie has always had to live with the knowledge of her missing old sister Emily, the shadow it casts over her whole family feels evenprevalent as the fifteenth anniversary of her disappearance approaches.It s pretty obvious really early on what links the two girls, but it s the search for the truth that is the really driving narrative.As the story flips between each POV, we get a real insight into how different their lives are.Both parts are really interesting but I found the Rosie storyline to be the strongest, the press scrutiny even after all the years still hadn t abated.A straightforward page turner with a satisfying conclusion Highly recommended

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    I thought this book was really good It s split into two narrators Anna and her sister Rosie Anna who was called Emily was snatched from Astroland as a toddler and now living with the woman who took her I won t reveal much but I really did like both Anna and Rosie You could tell how completely different their lives were It was different than what I expected There was a lot about God, cults and the church which I haven t read in a thriller yet The book kept me entertained and I was really I thought this book was really good It s split into two narrators Anna and her sister Rosie Anna who was called Emily was snatched from Astroland as a toddler and now living with the woman who took her I won t reveal much but I really did like both Anna and Rosie You could tell how completely different their lives were It was different than what I expected There was a lot about God, cults and the church which I haven t read in a thriller yet The book kept me entertained and I was really interested to find out what happened I did like the ending and I m glad the bad characters got their comeuppance It was so good and I definitely recommend this book

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