What would you do if you saw your child on a missing children’s flyer? Even worse, what would you do if you saw your child on a missing children’s flyer when you knew he wasn’t missing, when he was in the same house as you? These are the questions Lisa Scottoline prods at in Look Again.
Ellen Gleeson is a single mother who adopted her son, Will, when he was just over a year old. Now it’s two years later and she comes home to find a flyer with her son’s picture on it, or at least it looks like her son. The picture looks identical to Will, the only difference is, the missing boy’s name is Timothy Braverman. So is Will actually Timothy, a boy who was abducted two years ago? Or is the similarity pure coincidence?
Scottoline’s thriller is action packed. The action starts right from the first page when Ellen finds the flyer and doesn’t end until the final page of the novel. What helps keep up the pace of the novel are the short chapters. The longest chapter in the book was only a few pages. I find that, with shorter chapters, the reader is willing to read more in one sitting. Sometimes long chapters tend to drag. This isn’t the case with Look Again; nothing drags here.
I definitely recommend this novel to anyone looking for a great read that’s hard to put down. I’m not a mother, but I am someone who knows what it’s like to be a daughter and what it’s like to love someone. Look Again explores unconditional love and the extremes people will go to to protect the ones they love. Grab a copy and ask yourself, what would you do to protect the ones you love the most?
As always, happy reading! 🙂