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Look Again 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 iden

  • Title: Look Again
  • Author: Lisa Scottoline
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  • Page: 228
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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 anWhen 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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    About "Lisa Scottoline"

    1. Lisa Scottoline

      Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award winning author of 30 novels, including her upcoming, AFTER ANNA She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled Chick Wit which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman s perspective These stories, along with many other never before published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool Lisa reviews popular fiction and non fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she taught a course she developed, Justice and Fiction Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn t have it any other way.

    726 Comments

    1. Intrigued by the ethical premise but fell short in the unbelievable and predictable delivery. Title should be "Try Again". Legal and emotional thriller of an adoptive mom seeing an age progressed photo of her son on a post card and her efforts to discover if her worst fears are true. Didn't hate it so much as didn't necessarily like it either. Noticed some editing errors which for me is always supremely distracting especially in a less than engaging story. ***Spoiler Alert***As for characters, I [...]


    2. What a mess. This was my first Lisa Scottoline book, and it'll probably also be my last. This book was just all over the place. I can't think of a single thing that I can say I actually liked about it, besides the fact that it's over. This book was like being hit over the head with well, all of the things. My brain is now mush. So, here's what I got out of this book. Ellen Gleeson, a REPORTER, sees a age-progressed missing child picture on one of those cards they send you in the mail, and it loo [...]


    3. Collecting the mail as she entered the house from work, Ellen Gleeson was keen to see her three-year-old son Will. Connie, her babysitter was an angel – Ellen thought back to the day she had found her and was extremely grateful. Once Will was in bed, Ellen returned to the mail – the flyer that had the words “Have You Seen This Child?” across the top brought her up short; the photo of the child on the front froze her heart. It was Will – or if it wasn’t, he had a twin out there somewh [...]


    4. As a a fan of the thriller genre I was really looking forward to reading this book. I had never read anything by Lisa Scottoline before either so I was also intrigued and excited; I like discovering new authors, and I wasn't disappointed.Look Again pulled me into the story from the first few pages. The plot was fact-paced and each chapter ended with a tiny cliffhanger that kept me guessing. For the first half of the book I couldn't put it down, and I couldn't turn the page fast enough to find ou [...]


    5. Damn. This book had so much potential. A mother receives a flyer in the mail with a picture of a missing child who looks just like the child she legally adopted a couple of years ago. What should she do? What would I do? No way should this book have had a happy ending. Arrrrgh. Ellen, the adopted mother, wants to know the truth about her child. She's a journalist. OF COURSE. Turns out the birth mother sold her son for money. OF COURSE. The adopted mother, while frantically trying to find out the [...]


    6. Don't you just hate when you have so little respect for a book that it stirs up all kinds of vile, hostile, feelings in you and you develop a passion for trashing the book? And then you have to feel guilty because there's probably some poor starving author who worked her fingers (and brain cells) to the bone, cranking out this drivel, and foisting it on the unsuspecting public? And then, even so, the book somehow gets a 4 star rating, which makes you feel like you are truly living in the twiligh [...]


    7. This is the third Scottoline book I've read, having absolutely fallen in love with the first book I read by her, Killer Smile. Killer Smile was wonderful for its sense of place being set in Philadelpia, where I lived for several years. Her character was strong and interesting and the plot complicated enough to be interesting.Unfortunately, Look Again was none of those. I found the plot drawn out and a bit incredulous. Although, the book had an interesting premise -- namely that of a mother of an [...]


    8. This is the second book by Lisa Scottoline ive read and just like Lady Killer is a first class read. The story goes of Ellen Gleeson a reporter and mother to young adopted son, Will. One day she is looking through the mail and comes across a have you seen this child card and notices the boy in the picture looks identical to Will. Her instincts tell her that it is just a coincidence and the adoption is completely legal but being a journalist she looks into. What she uncovers is alot more than wha [...]


    9. Wow I couldn't imagine being in her shoes. I would be angry,confused and scared out of my wits that everything you have will change. Crazy.


    10. Ellen Gleeson has just gotten home and retrieved the mail. She was getting read to put the mail down when something in the pile caught her attention. It was one of those white postcards that says “Have you seen this child?” The similarities between the missing boy and her son, Will is uncanny. It was like Ellen was looking at a picture of Will but Ellen knew that couldn’t be true as her son is an only child. Well that is what the adoption agency told her. A few days later and Ellen still c [...]


    11. This book had such an intriguing and promising premise, and such a terrible and disappointing execution. Ellen, an adoptive mother, pauses when the photo in a missing child flier looks eerily like her adopted son. Wow, what a great premise. What would one do if one's child belonged to someone else? What's the right thing, what's the moral thing, what's best for that child?Sadly, the author turns this into a poorly written thriller with an all-too-convenient happy ending. Randomly, this line bugg [...]


    12. This book was an extremely easy, fast-paced read. It's like a newer, more up-to-date version of King Solomon's judgement. Or at least that's what kept replaying in my head the more clues unraveled. Long story short, I found this book to be extremely interesting and worth the day it took me to read it. There's nothing complicated about this book. The plot is fairly simple to follow and the supporting characters are a little thin. It doesn't change the fact that it's interesting and will have ever [...]


    13. It's been years since I read a Lisa Scottoline book, but so glad I decided to catch up on her backlist. Probably would not recommend this to anyone who's adopted a child. A journalist comes across an age-progressed picture of a missing childwho looks just like her son. A fast-paced twister, this is a great re-introduction to Lisa Scottoline's storytelling. Hopefully it won't take me as long to get to her next novel!


    14. This has been one of the most thought provoking, profound, and compelling stories I have read this year. If you are a parent you would feel the same way. I got into this book thanks to World Book Night. It was the book I decided to hand out to my community and I only hope that those people are as affected by this story as I was.It was like looking into 'real' lives as I read the book. I could actually place myself into the shoes of our main character Ellen, and often did, who is a loving, compas [...]


    15. This book had my heart pounding hardcore from the very beginning until the very last page.Besides almost throwing me into an anxiety attack, this book had me balling my eyes out at one point. I was literally an emotional wreck.I read this book a few years ago and it has stuck with me.It really hit me to my core, no other book since has come close to putting me in such an emotional state as this book did.I'd like to check out more of this author's work, her writing is magnificent to be able to ma [...]


    16. I really have enjoyed all of Lisa Scottoline's past booksways buying the next book out. This bookridiculous. I have a hard time believing she actually wrote this. Just the premise is hard to believe. Would a mother who supposedly adores her adopted child risk her job ( shes the breadwinner here) and the possibility of losing her child just because she saw a picture on a missing child flyer that looks like her son. Making every kind of stupid decision a mother could make. I would call itg a anti- [...]


    17. This was the first Lisa Scottoline novel that I've read and if this one is any sort or testament to her talent for thrill writing, then I'll definitely be purchasing other copies of Lisa's books. I was glued to my seat while read this in one!


    18. This is a story of truth. What is the truth and how does one handle it when the truth hurts more than one can imagine?Ellen Gleeson is a reporter, a single mother and a seeker of truth. When she sees a card with the photo of a missing child on it, she sees the resemblance to her adopted son. Ellen takes off on a truth-seeking mission to discover who her son really is, hers or someone else's? Then will come the question, what shall I do about it?Tracking clues, Ellen keeps running into roadblocks [...]


    19. I just happened to come across this book at Target and decided to pick it up because the little line on the front "What would you do if the face in a missing child photo was your son?" caught my eye. It was a good book but didn't seem to have much depth. The chapters were short which kept the book moving quickly and always wondering what would happen next. However, it was basically just Ellen doing her own research and not a whole lot of interaction with other characters. I am just guessing here [...]


    20. I picked this book up somewhere and it's been sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time. I always looked at it and then chose something else, but I was finally out of reading material at home and the library was closed.I should have left it on the shelf.The writing was mediocre at best, but the story was wretched. Adoptive mother Ellen sees a missing child flier in her mailbox, and the age progressed picture looks remarkably like her son, whom she had adopted from the hospital after he was aba [...]


    21. Ellen Gleeson is a busy single mom and newspaper reporter, and despite the fact that layoffs at the newspaper loom on the horizon, ratcheting up the stress another notch, she believes that her life is just about perfect.Rushing home from work one day and eager to face domesticity, she is blindsided by a picture on a small white card – one of those “missing children” advertisements. At first glance, she is sure that the poor lighting of her porch is the explanation. But upon closer inspecti [...]


    22. I appreciated that this book was an easy read. I wasn't overly impressed with the convenience of certain plot devises used. I think the premise was intriguing. The idea of what would you do if the son you adopted was in fact kidnapped and someone was looking for him. How far would you go to find the truth, and what would you do once the truth was revealed? But then the book cops out and the ending is covered in sugar. Still the material might make for a good movie on the LMN.


    23. This gal can write a page turner. I thought her story concept was wonderful. So why didn't I give the book five stars? I felt bogged down with too many little every day details of our heroine's life with her child. The plot seemed to drag in places. But once the action picked up the book was an entertaining read.


    24. Highly recommend this book. But be warned it is a tear jerker. This is my first book by her and i can not wait to read more books by her. It is so captivating and very moving. The story flows effortlessly and totally holds your attention. I laughed , wanted to punch people , and i cried.



    25. This book is soooo good! Now luckily I'm blessed to have children and have one handsome boy of my own. But had I had to adopt and see myself in this situation, I honestly have to say I would NOT know what to do or where to start. But from the minute Ellen saw that card something in her stirred and she couldn't let it go. She starred at the picture in different lightings to make sure that she was seeing it correctly and started making comparisons. The picture on that white card looked identical t [...]


    26. I picked this up in the bookstore and didn't want to buy it. I don't like to read books about kids that are a sad story because it hurts too much as a mother to read them. However, I kept coming back to this book, re-reading the cover, telling myself: I can handle it. So I bought it! I DID like this book a lot. I DID get attached to the characters. I only gave it three stars because I thought the story was kind of all over the place. I thought the author could have simplified the same plot - rec [...]


    27. A friend of mine said this book is 'unremarkable.' I can't think of a better assessment. I almost gave it 1 star, because it elicited basically no response from me at all but I figured since I can't really say I hated it or that it was absolutely horrible, it probably deserves 2 stars.This was a quick read, but not because it was compelling. More-so because I wanted to get it over with and read a book that I actually WANT to read. The plot was way too unbelievable and ridiculous to actually get [...]


    28. Lifetime movie in print, for everything was so implausible, from the beginning to the end. The mom, Ellen, discovers her adopted son was kidnapped as a baby, by doing some unrealistic sleuthing once she sees a missing child flyer with an age progressed picture. She blows off work, and has a saintly babysitter who can watch her child whenever and for however long. Ellen then decides to have an affair with her boss and fits in a quickie during a time of crisis, and the biological parents just happ [...]


    29. Look Again was a fast paced novel and I enjoyed it, but some parts fell flat for me. I think there were just too many unbelievable parts and the ending was just too convenient, wrapped up in a neat little bow. Of course I was rooting for Ellen to keep the son she loved butI find it very difficult to believe (view spoiler)[Will's father, the one whose name is on the birth certificate and the one devastated after his kidnapping, would just let his son go immediately upon learning that his DNA didn [...]


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