Look Again - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Lisa Scottoline, Mary Stuart Masterson (Narrator) Reporter Ellen Gleeson is astonished when the subject of a missing child flyer bears great resemblance to her recently adopted son. Although her adoption was legal, Ellen cannot help but to feel immense guilt, and begins to investigate. — Audio Review: — When Ellen Gleeson, a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia, thinks a child on a missing-child po... more »stcard might be her adopted son, her life is turned upside down. Mary Stuart Masterson's narration is uninflected, and her pacing increases with the story's tension. Ellen just can't stop gnawing at the question of her son's adoption, especially when the birth mother and the adoption lawyer are both found dead amid suspicious circumstances. Masterson's voice expresses the crazy feelings that characterize Ellen's uncertainty over whether her adopted son is legally hers. Around and around the questions circle as the tension escalates. As Ellen's world falls apart, Masterson portrays her attempts to put the pieces back together. -- AudioFile
I have read all of Lisa Scottoline's books and I thought this was her best one yet even though the story itself was a departure from her usual line of work. The Ellen and Will characters were so believeable that I ached when her heart was breaking. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 8
A very good book. Takes you on a roller coaster ride. The book was a hard one to put down and was one I read in a few days. The ending was not as I expected either...that's always a plus. I love it when a book has you in it's grips and surprises you in the end! Definitely recommend!
A departure from Ms. Scottoline's normal courtroom drama and female attorneys, it is a wonderful book. I liked the central character, Ellen Gleeson, who is a "features" reporter at a major newspaper in Philadelphia. She is single with an adopted child, Will, who is the center of her life. When going through her mail one day, she sees "have your seen this child" card with a photo of a boy that looks exactly like her boy. Although her adoption is legal and done through an attorney, there is nothing much about the birth mother or father and, in fact, it is sealed. However, Ellen can't let it go and starts her own investigation hoping that her boy is not the boy kidnapped 2 years ago. The investigation takes her to poor neighborhoods in Philly and posh ones in Miami, Florida. Events too coincidental fill her with fear for her life and that of Will's. Powerfully paced book and in-depth character description makes this departure from her usual novels well worth the reading! After about half-way through the book, I couldn't put it down.