Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, April 2009
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.
This is the story of a mother’s worst nightmare. What if your legally adopted son was stolen from his biological parents? What if you see your son’s face on a missing child’s card and you look into it and find out the truth? What would you do? That’s the dilemma facing news reporter Ellen Gleeson with regards to her three-year old son, Will. This was one of those stories that I could not put down. I had to know if her son will be lost to her or will she have the family that she sought. [4 stars]