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Look Again
by Lisa Scottoline
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St. Martin's, 2010 (2009)
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* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

With Look Again, author Lisa Scottoline takes her readers on a different journey than usual. Instead of telling a lawyer's tale, she uses journalist Ellen Gleeson to impart a story of murder, kidnapping and adoption.

Ellen receives a 'Have You Seen This Child?' flyer in the mail. She is struck by the resemblance of the missing child to her adopted son Will. Disturbed, she starts a quest to find the birth parents of her son. This leads her to discover things she would rather not know.

What she finds would blow anyone's cool. Murder, kidnapping, a tiny boy in need of heart surgery, as well as a sense of being in danger herself.

Ellen examines what little information she has from the adoption. What would you do? She has a good job and the admiration of her peers. A loving father, a nice home in the Philadelphia suburbs, an adorable three-year-old son and a cracker-jack babysitter. Who could want more except maybe a man in her life?

Should Ellen pursue this or leave it and never know if her son is really hers or not? But in the back of her mind is the picture of a grieving mother who has lost her son through abduction. Can she live with that?

Scottoline keeps her fans in suspense as she weaves a convoluted but believable plot to end in a dynamite scene that would put anyone off their feed.

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