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Most Helpful Favorable Review

66 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

Thoroughly Enjoyed

Enjoyed everything about this book. Ellen Gleeson is a journalist who, while writing a series on a sickly, abandoned infant in a hospital, falls in love with the child and adopts it. A few happy years later, she glances at a postcard of missing children and notices th...
Enjoyed everything about this book. Ellen Gleeson is a journalist who, while writing a series on a sickly, abandoned infant in a hospital, falls in love with the child and adopts it. A few happy years later, she glances at a postcard of missing children and notices that it looks strikingly like her son. She decides to investigate and soon finds, to her horror, that she had adopted a kidnapped child, and the kidnapper will do anything to keep it a secret, including murdering anyone who knows anything about it. The book has many unexpected turns, especially the reason the child was kidnapped in the first place. As a mother of young children, I completely identified with the torment that Ellen was facing when she realized she could lose her beloved son. I thought the book couldn't get any better as the last chapter ended, until the epilogue! Couldn't have ended any better! I would highly recommend. I have added this book to my favorites, as well as this author. The plot was very original and the writing superb.

posted by NurseKelley on July 5, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

16 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Look Again... Book Titles May Be Deceiving!

"Ellen Gleeson was unlocking he front door when something in the mail caught her attention. It was a white card with photos of missing children, and one of the little boys looked oddly like her adopted son. Ellen couldn't stop looking at the white card which read HAVE Y...
"Ellen Gleeson was unlocking he front door when something in the mail caught her attention. It was a white card with photos of missing children, and one of the little boys looked oddly like her adopted son. Ellen couldn't stop looking at the white card which read HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CHILD? Could the child in the photo really be her son?" Chapter 1, Page1

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline reminds me of those movies, where you could just watch the preview, and wish you knew that was the best part of the movie. The main plot of the book is given away in the inside jacket, dealing with Ellen's worst nightmare as she discovers her adopted child may be one of the missing kids. The book starts with a BANG getting into the plot right away from the first paragraph, and soon dissolves into 243 pages of slow motion and leaving the best part of the book with less than a hundred pages.
Having said that, and being fair to the author, Look Again, it is in fact a heartpounding thriller dealing with a mother's love for her child, and the moral dilemma of what would we do if we were Ellen Gleeson. The plot of the book is original however, it has too many distractions, and the ending even though is not as predictable as I thought, it is too much of a happy ending for the story to be credible.

I found the characters of this book too vague, there is no supporting character. Even Ellen, the main character, there was no background of her. We know she is a journalist, and as a her professional background goes, we are only given a previous story of her adoption, still readers are not given a reason to like her. Her character wasn't developed enough, the only thing readers are given is her love for her child, Her love connection to her son is not impressive. Put in her own words, it feels like her bedtime story to her son " I'm a mommy who needs a baby, and he's a baby who needs a mommy, I wish that little boy could be mine". But other than than the book ends, and we still don't know who her real character is. And why? Mrs. Scottoline would you name a cat "Oreo Figaro?"

I found the book to be original, it has a few surprises and Scottoline's research is magnificent. The title was excellent. However, the chapters' format of the book is horrible. I believe one to two page chapters are distracting to readers, and if the writer does it, the book has to be a page turner. Look Again was not.

posted by BolivarJ on May 15, 2010

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Wonderful story...........a must read!!

    A great story, lots of twists and turns, and a surprising ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    great read!

    couldnt put it down. ending was good too. doesn't leave you hanging.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    Great book!

    I loved this book so much it was so great! I just lent it to my sister it was the first book by Lisa that I read and I will definitely by reading more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!

    This book is amazing! I loved reading this book! It is so gripping and it keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat the whole way through. It definitely hits Very close to your heart even if you don't have kids like i don't. You just feel so much for Ellen! I loved Lisa Scottoline's writing and I will definitely be checking out her other books soon! I HIGHLY HIGHLY reccommend this book to everyone!!!!!!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    amazing

    an awesome book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    what a great read!

    I could not put this book down... it had me hooked from the very beginning. I will definitely be reading more from Lisa Scottoline

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    Look again

    This book was great! I know I will be reading more from this writer

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Great Story!

    I was sucked into the world of Ellen Gleeson, I couldnt even put the book down until I was done! Great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

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    A Great Read!

    This book is one of my favorites. The story line is great and keeps you on your toes. I could not put it down once I began reading it. From the beginning it keeps your attention and once you think you know what will happen next, she throws a curve ball. I would recommend this book to anyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    A winner!

    Once you start this book you don't want to put it down

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

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    Great

    Great book all the books are great ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Lisa Scottoline does it again!

    I hated to stop the CD when we arrived at our destination. Can't wait to finish it. Story flows, keeps you wanting to hear how it progresses and ends. Mary Stuart Masterson's narration of the story is wonderful. She changes her voice and feelings with the person, even the cat. Can't wait to hear the last CD in the set.

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    Kept me up reading late into the night. Loved it.

    Kept me up reading late into the night. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Page turner

    So you are a single mom. Check your mail to find one of those missing children fliers. Upon closer look the child looks just like your child, the one you adopted. Coincidence or no? Let the craziness begin!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Look again

    This was a wonderful book.it was great from start to finish.if I could give it more than 5 stars I would do so.it was an easy read and wanting u to keep turning the pages.I would recommend it for all to read.I would read it again.the money was well spent for this book.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly recommended

    Amazing book. Quick read, once you start you cant put it down. I finished it in one day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Lovely book

    Rollercoaster ride....unexpected events

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Emily

    "Hey." She says

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Do you like acting as inhibited as you are at work in your own h

    Do you like acting as inhibited as you are at work in your own house, and having future work evaluations reflect how well you entertain as well as how well you do your job? Then by all means invite people from the office on>>>>>>>>W­O­¿­K­S­7­7.¿­­O­¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    Had a hard time putting this book down

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