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.
(Synopsis and image via Goodreads)
Even people who counted their blessings never counted them in the morning. For one thing, there wasn’t time.
A friend held another of Lisa Scottoline’s books in her hands. Never having read the author, I asked about her books. My friend said pick up any one of them–you’ll love it.
A reading friend is reliable. And she wasn’t wrong about enjoyment.
Although a somewhat sad story, it is one we may wonder about from time to time if we have an adopted child in the family or no someone who does.
Ellen Gleeson is enamored with her bundle of joy, busy boy, Will. It is not overly generous to say Will is Ellen’s life. The author makes us quickly aware of the parent-child relationship between the two. Her descriptions of Will are purely little boy and loving. Ellen is the epitome of the busy mother always rushing for work and the home again. I appreciated the author’s detail in developing her characters.
And yet a day comes which brings tension to Ellen’s world. That flyer left on her door about a little boy who is missing. The image looks like Will, but it can’t be. Ellen has had him since he was a tiny, dying infant. Who would be looking for him now?
As the story plays out, Ellen’s desperation mounts and the reader moves from supporting character to supporting character attempting to figure out who is looking for this child who looks so much like Will. Tantalizing scenes and circuitous plot keeps the pages turning!
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