Suspense Review: Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Release Date - April 2009

Lisa Scottoline
St. Martin's Press

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

"Have you seen this child?" One simple postcard throws Ellen Gleeson's life into chaos. After receiving the postcard in her mail, Ellen is shocked to see the face of her toddler son staring back at her. She adopted her son legally, so why he'd be on a missing child notice baffles her. Her reporter instincts kick in, and she starts to investigate. All while knowing that once the truth is revealed, she could lose custody of her son.

It's been a while since I've read one of Lisa Scottoline's novels, and I'm so glad I heard about Look Again. It's a powerful story, especially knowing the powerful bond between mother and child. I couldn't survive if someone took my children away.

Now there is one thing niggling at me, but I don't have a legal background and am not sure how things would really have worked out. Despite that, the ending fit the rest of the book extremely well, so I won't let that one niggle bother me. I don't often push aside review books for a trip to the library, but Look Again was definitely worth it.


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