Synopses & Reviews
"Anna is a masterpiece." -- John Dodd, author of Just Add Water
Beaten. Branded. Defiant.
Anna is a possession. She is owned by the man named Will, shielded from the world of struggles and possessions by his care. He loves her, protects her, and then breaks her. Anna is obedient, dutiful, and compliant. Anna does not know her place in the world.
When she falls pregnant, Anna leaves her name behind, and finds the strength to run. But the past - and Will - catch up with her in an idyllic town with a dark secret, and this time, it's not just Anna who is at risk.
A chilling feminist novel set in a near-future dystopia, Anna explores the conflicts between selfhood and expectations, safety and control, and the sacrifices we make for the sake of protection.
"Anna is a totally immersive read. Dark and compelling, you'll want to clear a schedule to make time to read this because once you start, it will be hard to stop." -- Shalini Boland, USA Today bestselling author
"Smith kicks you in the head, in the heart and in the gut... it felt like I'd had an emotional beating when I finished reading it." -- Pete W. Sutton, author of Seven Deadly Swords
"A suspenseful read that explores the implications of abuse against the background of a broken and brutalised society. Compelling." - N. M. Browne, author of The Warriors Trilogy
"I loved this book. It challenged me, drew emotions to the surface, gave me pause, time to reflect, to think, and created a believable dystopian world for it all to happen in." - G. R. Matthews, author of Seven Deaths of an Empire
"You'll experience every single emotion. There are moments of joy in the book, moments of love and laughter... the darkness is lit by those moments, and it is as dark and unforgiving as Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'." -- Fantasy-Faction
"It is brutal and honest and brave beyond measure. It will pull your emotions every which way, so expect to have quite the book hangover when you're finished..." -- Shona Kinsella, BFS Reviews