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Look Again

Look Again [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Scottoline
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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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.

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Ellen is a single mother, and a feature writer for a local Philadelphia newspaper, recently taken over by a new hot editor, Marcelo, who though gorgeous, has not been short in letting staff go. Ellen knows that, like others, her job may be on the line, and she is more vulnerable than most, for she has a three-year old adopted son, Will, who is the love of her life. As she goes to collect her post one morning, she picks up a ‘Missing Child’ card, and is struck by the uncanny resemblance between Will and the little boy, Timothy Braverman, who was kidnapped from his home in Miami two years ago. Timothy’s parents have a website for their child, and the story is grim: not only was Timothy kidnapped, but his childminder was killed. The ransom was paid, the child never returned to his home. For Ellen, the story is heartfelt: she first got to know Timothy as a small baby, when he was in hospital undergoing heart surgery; his adoption was hard won. As she searches further, something niggles at Ellen, and she begins to delve into the story of Will’s birth mother, and uncover a horrendous story that, as the novel goes on, has far reaching consequences . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 697 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (1 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002LA09GW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engages Your Deepest Emotions and Wrings You Out 16 May 2009
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace! 24 May 2009
I bought this book whilst in the States last week - and have now finished it in 2 days because I couldn't put it down. The subject matter will make all mothers hold their kids extra close. The first reviewer has said it all, really. I've enjoyed all Lisa's books featuring Mary DiNunzio (the wise-cracking is particularly appealing) so once I realised that Look Again is actually a stand-alone story I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it.

Even half-way down the first page I realised I'd probably struck gold and the reviews saying that this is her best book so far aren't so far off the mark.

So, if you've always enjoyed her novels about DiNunzio and friends, don't worry that you might not like Look Again so much - it's ace!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read 13 Jan 2014
By S. Page
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Enjoyed this book, although by about two-thirds of the way through I'd worked out how it would end. Will probably read another by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE 29 April 2013
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This was recommended by Faith Hill so I thought it must be really good. I have never read a book by this author but if Faith Hill recommended it why not? I was not disappointed. I couldnt put this book down. I have an idea for you. Maybe you should have more celebrities recommend books for you. It worked for me!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 1 Jun 2014
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Sucked me in from first chapter and lovely twist at the end which I wasn't expecting. Finished it in a day!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced but a little unbelievable 22 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read one Lisa Scottoline novel before this one and after Googling her other novels, this was the only other one I really thought I would enjoy. And I have to say, I did enjoy it. It must be every mother's worst nightmare to go through what Ellen does and Scottoline does portray this extremely well. I particularly enjoyed the short, snappy chapters which kept me reading on. However, what occurs throughout the book in order to discover her son's true identity is a little unbelievable, in my opinion, however if you can suspend disbelief then this is an excellent thriller to engross yourself in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this 24 July 2013
By sb0tt
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have readone other book by Lisa Scottoline(Coming Home) and enjoyed it so ordered this one for my kindle for some holliday reading. I was not disappointed - a real page-turner. Very good. I shall look out for some more of hers.
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2.0 out of 5 stars not my pot of coffee
I haven't read the author's lawyer novels and from the reviews this is a "stand alone" novel. It passes the time. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Josey Wales
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Mystery Sherlock Holmes Would Recognize
"Look Again" is a standalone femme-oriented mystery/ thriller by bestselling American crime author/attorney Lisa Scottoline, set in her home town of Philadelphia. Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2012 by Stephanie De Pue
3.0 out of 5 stars A page turner
A page turning read, but predictable and a bit far fetched in places. This is the first Lisa Scottoline book I have read and I understand she normally writes from a legal... Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2011 by Freckles
4.0 out of 5 stars heartbreaking
a really enjoyable read with plenty of twist and turns.just as you thought you guessed what was going on another twist.first book i have read by this author ,will read more.
Published on 27 April 2011 by schoolescort
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner
I was recommended Look Again by a friend. I've not read any other books by Ms Scottoline, but might have to go look some more up, because this was a real page turner. Read more
Published on 16 Sep 2010 by lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Look Again
Briefly, this is a very enjoyable read with an interesting plot, which makes a pleasant change from the majority of crime novels which are largely based along similar lines. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2010 by JM
1.0 out of 5 stars A cracking good book!
This is a change from Lisa's typical court/dramas. I think in a way it is her best novel. It's honest and hugely emotional, with very real characters who you care about, and will... Read more
Published on 1 Sep 2009 by Ms. S. G. Kerr
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