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Look Again [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Scottoline
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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"...barn-burning crossover novel about every adoptive mother’s worst nightmare. . . . her best book yet."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Bestseller Scottoline ... scores another bull’s-eye with this terrifying thriller about an adoptive parent’s worst fear. . . . Scottoline expertly ratchets up the tension."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Scottoline's edgy and emotional thriller proves once again why she's such an accomplished author. Any story dealing with the kidnapping of a child is heart-wrenching, but in Scottoline's capable hands readers experience a myriad of feelings -- shock, anger, sadness and relief. A great read!"
--RT Book Reviews
"Scottoline's best novel to date will have faithful fans and new readers singing her praises. Highly recommended."
--Library Journal
"Her plots are as lean and swift as a scull on the Schuylkill River in her native Philadelphia."
--The Washington Post
"Look Again, if I may be so bold, is probably Lisa Scottoline's best novel. It's honest and hugely emotional, with very real characters who you care about, and will remember long after you finish this terrific book."
— James Patterson

"There was something about this book that just sucked me in, especially on an emotional level...this is some of Lisa's finest work."
— Billie Bloebaum, Powell's Books

"A timely and topical thriller...that tugs at the heart at the same moments that it ratchets up the tension."
— Joe Drabyak, Chester County Book & Music Company
"A page-turner that challenges every aspect of motherhood. Lisa Scottoline's Look Again should appeal to fans of thrillers, romantic suspense, and provocative/issue novelists like Anita Shreve and Jodi Picoult."
— Geoffrey B. Jennings, Rainy Day Books
"[The book is] laced with tears and laughter as we witness the anguish, joy, terror, and resolve of a mother, under siege."
— Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen
"The pace never lets up and Look Again is full of surprises. . . . Look Again is a guaranteed great time, not only for all longtime Scottoline readers but for newcomers who will definitely become fans."
--The Mystery Reader

Book Description

When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a “Have You Seen This Child?” flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops—the child in the photo is identical to her adopted son, Will. Her every instinct tells her to deny the similarity between the boys, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she’s a journalist and won’t be able to stop thinking about the photo until she figures out the truth. And she can’t shake the question: if Will rightfully belongs to someone else, should she keep him or give him up? She investigates, uncovering clues no one was meant to discover, and when she digs too deep, she risks losing her own life—and that of the son she loves. Lisa Scottoline breaks new ground in Look Again, a thriller that’s both heart-stopping and heart-breaking, and sure to have new fans and book clubs buzzing.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 697 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (April 1 2010)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002LA09GW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engages Your Deepest Emotions and Wrings You Out May 15 2009
By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
To me, the best novels require you to live inside the narrator's skin and feel her or his situation personally. Where Ms. Scottoline's lawyer stories entertain with attractive characters and interesting problems, Look Again grabs you by the throat and never lets go. It's a wild ride.

It's difficult to write about this story without providing lots of spoilers. I think I've avoided that fault better than the jacket cover's copy does. So please bear with me if I'm not very forthcoming about the details of the story.

Ellen Gleeson is a reporter who feels the pain of her subjects. In one case, she took an extraordinary step and adopted a very sick youngster (with an armload of unpaid medical bills) whom she had met during a story, despite being far from wealthy and unmarried. By now little Will, now recovered and healthy, has become her whole life.

The ground starts to shake when she looks at a flyer advertising missing children and sees an age-updated image that looks just like Will. It's a bad time to be distracted. Her employer is about to lay off newsroom staff and Ellen needs the job. A colleague seems to be out to undercut her.

But wouldn't you be just a little bit curious? So was she. And her curiosity drew her deeper into a dilemma about what the right thing is to do. Should she look further? Should she contact the parents? Should she just drop the whole thing?

As a reporter, she has research skills and nerve that would put most of us to shame. How will she solve the mystery? What will she discover?

Throughout the book, you'll be imagining your children at three and how you would feel if you had adopted them and doubt began to grow in your mind about whose child he or she is. It's a very unsettling feeling.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What would you do?? Feb. 19 2011
By Sue W.
I enjoyed reading this book...and it had the happy, if unexpected, ending that I prefer. (I am a sap for "living happily ever after".) I don't know how realistic the premise of the story is: mother of adopted baby finds his picture on missing children flyer and "knows" it is right to find out if it is him, regardless of the consequences for her. It caught my interest, hook, line and sinker. I often flip to the last pages of a mystery novel to find out what the ending is but for some reason, I didn't do it with this book. The author had me intrigued and I wanted to be surprised. It would be a great vacation is well balanced between cerebral and fluffy. One of my criteria for a "good" book is if I have to think about who to pass it on to, who will "get it": Look Again meets this criteria.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this book down!! Jan. 27 2012
This novel is definitely a page turner. It had me hooked right from the very first page to the last. Their were so many unexpected twist and turns, it always keep me guessing!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good read Sept. 5 2011
Are you one of those people who looks at the faces in the ads for missing children? I am. So is Ellen Gleeson. Someday maybe I will recognize the face of a child in the neighbourhood and be instrumental in reuniting a child with his/her family. Never would I expect to see the face of my own child staring back at me. Ellen didn't expect it either, but there it was. The boy in the poster looked exactly like her son, Will. The reporter in her wouldn't let Ellen rest until she had explored the possibilities - and what she discovered is the stuff of every mother's nightmares.

If you have read any of Lisa Scottoline's other books, you will know that she is eminently readable. Her style includes a lot of dialog and short chapters. I read the book in one sitting. Partly because of the writing and partly because I got so caught up in the mystery. There were lots of twists and turns, lots of roadblocks to get through and just when you think you've got it solved ... well, you don't.

The ending bothered me a little just because I am not a fan of pat endings. On the other hand I was pleased with Ellen's generosity and heart at the end and all through the book. Just an excellent read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant May 26 2011
By Siggy
A fast moving and tense thriller with lots of unexpected twists. I felt I was very much part of the book, and as a parent I went through the roller coaster of emotions that Ellen (the mother) went through. Very hard to put down and it makes you think - what would I do in the same situation?! A great read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book March 19 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lisa makes a book that keeps you interested and with the twist you really don't see anything. When you figured the book(you think) it is totally not what you expect. Its an excellent book to read, I really enjoyed her books. I recommend this book to who enjoy mystery with a twist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cookie cutter novel May 3 2013
By Roxie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good premise but the story became predictable and unrealistic. I think that this author churns out too many novels to be original in her storylines . The plots and characters change but the rest remains the same.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping tale. A modern-day Hobsen's Choice. June 29 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was caught up in the story from the first page.Heart pounding tension as the plot enfolds.
Pleased that the ending was unexpected and satisfying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
was a very gripping story - I really enjoyed it.
Published 7 months ago by Audrey Schacher
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Kept me on the edge of my seat. Around the half way point it really picked up and I couldn't put it down.
Published 12 months ago by Megs
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good read. somewhat slow at times.
still reading this and enjoying it although it does seem somewhat long-drawn-out. Could be condensed without any loss of the storyline.
Published 15 months ago by Anne Cromack
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Story!
Wow! This is one great book! Exciting! It was difficult to put down. You will certainly enjoy this book! Buy it!
Published 16 months ago by Eleanor Snyders
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Reading
Had never read any of Lisa Scottoline's books, this is the first and I really enjoyed it I recommend it.
Published 19 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Well written....surprises to the end. Pulls at your heart. Thought provoking....not sure what I would do. I would highly recommend this book.
Published 20 months ago by Nurse KB
4.0 out of 5 stars Gambling debt causes trouble
This book has a complicated plot line. It was interesting to see how all the pieces came together. Horrific at times, sweet at other times. A good read.
Published 20 months ago by Dorothy Morgan Matula
4.0 out of 5 stars A page turner
It is a great book, very readable and exciting..... but only four stars because some of the plot was a little too unbelievable.
Published 23 months ago by Ursula Stouffer
4.0 out of 5 stars Howdenvale Bookers enjoyed
The first page captured our interest and continued through. We found the plot interesting and enjoyed the twists to the storyline. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Howdenvale Bookers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This is the first book I have read by Lisa Sottoline, but it won't be my last. I loved it and would recommend it.
Published 24 months ago by Sharon Farquhar
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