Review: Look Again ~ Lisa Scottoline

Look AgainWhen 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.

2 Thumbs-UpThis is the first book I have read that was written by this Author, and my understanding is that they are not new to the published works scene; I’m sorry, and apologize now to the Author, but that was not the impression I received from reading this book.

From a character stand point they were written in such a way that really did not make me empathise, connect or want to get to know them more deeply.  The main protagonist is one that will have every single Mother that reads this book, painting placards and marching on the Author’s house, and scenes involving her became long and drawn out with her angst and a look at some rather dull side stories.  I felt when reading this character the Author could have made her so much more.  As a single mother the reader was left to figure out why she was motivated to do the things she did and not just rely on the ‘Mother Bear’ cliché.

From reading the synopsis this novel had all the makings of a great and thrilling read, but in the end the way in which it was executed was so disappointing to me that I was glad when I turned the final page.  There were several editing errors that normally I would have dismissed, but in this case the plot line was not that strong to begin with, and I found these to be very distracting.

If you are a fan of this Author you may enjoy this book, but otherwise it would make a great beach or poolside read, and be the kind of book you won’t mind leaving behind when your vacation is over.  I doubt that I will be reading anymore by this Author.