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Look Closely
Look Closely
Author: Laura Caldwell
ISBN-13: 9780778321835
ISBN-10: 0778321835
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 71 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent mystery with a little bit of romance thrown in.

The main character is great: a high-priced female lawyer with a family secret.

Nice plot twists too!
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Chick-lit author Caldwell (The Year of Living Famously) switches gears to draw from her former career as a trial lawyer for her first suspense novel.
-Publisher's Weekly
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Look Closely is an action-packed thriller of surprising emotional depth. I ordered this book from a PBS member and when I started reading it I could not put it down. It is a thriller without the blood and guts. A very good story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Attorney Hailey Sutter has lost contact with her brother and sister after the death of their mother when she was 7. Suddenly, she seeks the truth to her mother's death when she receives a letter that says, "There is no statute of limitations on murder. Look closely". So she begins to unravel the truth and things get weird. I suspected the ending about half way through, but there were some surprise elements. One of the surprise elements really annoyed me. The person that sent her the letter has really strange motives and has been keeping track of her in a most unconventional manner that I just didn't like. Overall, though, it was fascinating and kept me reading at a very fast pace in anticipation of the end.
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I liked this book a lot, even though I had a good idea how the "who done it" part would turn out. There were enough other surprises to keep my interest. Interesting main character, good plot and a very nice writing style. I'll keep an eye out for other Caldwell books in the future.
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Have you ever known there was a secret in your family? Did you really want to know what it was? This book has a giant secret can you figure it out?
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an exciting mystery
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Manhattan attorney Hailey Sutter is headed to Chicago to represent the McKnight Corporation, whose Internet company has been accused of Web technology theft, when she receives a note saying, "There is no statute of limitations on murder. Look closely."

The ominous statement catapults Hailey back to Woodland Dunes (a small seaside town on Lake Michigan), where her mother died from a head injury when Hailey was seven. Shortly afterward, her older brother and sister disappeared, and she was left in the care of her father, who refuses to discuss the incident.

Between the McKnight arbitrations, Hailey flies from Manhattan to Chicago to Portland in search of her estranged siblings and answers that she hopes will shed some light on her mother's mysterious death. The smooth first-person narrative builds suspense and paints a fine picture of time and place.
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Reviewer: Rian Montgomery "chicklitbooks.com"

With three previous regular chick lit novels under her belt, Laura Caldwell's latest book "Look Closely" is a suspense/mystery chick lit novel - one that I found hard to put down.

It all begins when New York City Attorney Hailey Sutter receives an anonymous letter one day that simply reads: "There is no statute of limitations on murder. Look closely". Immediately Hailey knows that the note has something to do with her mother's death, which happened over twenty years ago but has always been shrouded in mystery and silence. As a matter of fact, she has been estranged from her sister and brother her entire adult life, and her father, who practices for the same law firm as Hailey, always closes up whenever the subject is brought up.

Hailey decides to once and for all solve the mystery of what really happened to her mother. The only problem is, she has no memory of the night, although she was supposedly present. And nobody's talking. So she hops on a plane and returns to the small coastal town she lived in, and begins digging deeper. And slowly, she begins uncovering details she had previously known little about. She also suddenly starts having flashbacks of the night her mother died. I loved this book! It was a page-turner of a novel that I got into immediately. Caldwell has a way of drawing the reader in within the first chapter, and this book is no exception. This book has tons of suspense, mystery, a dash of subtle romance.
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Chick-lit author Caldwell (The Year of Living Famously) switches gears to draw from her former career as a trial lawyer for her first suspense novel. Manhattan attorney Hailey Sutter is headed to Chicago to represent the McKnight Corporation, whose Internet company has been accused of Web technology theft, when she receives a note saying, "There is no statute of limitations on murder. Look closely." The ominous statement catapults Hailey back to Woodland Dunes (a small seaside town on Lake Michigan), where her mother died from a head injury when Hailey was seven. Shortly afterward, her older brother and sister disappeared, and she was left in the care of her father, who refuses to discuss the incident. Between the McKnight arbitrations, Hailey flies from Manhattan to Chicago to Portland in search of her estranged siblings and answers that she hopes will shed some light on her mother's mysterious death. The smooth first-person narrative builds suspense and paints a fine picture of time and place.
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Great read!
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Good book! Not too complicated. Great reading when you need something not too involved.
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Very good book! It will keeps you in suspense in finding what really happened to her mother on that one faithful night.
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An enjoyable read. Fast paced, credible and well written. It had me guessing until the end. Would definitely read the author's other books.
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Decent read......mystery with some romance tossed in!
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Riveting...you won't want to put it down.
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Really enjoyed this suspenseful read.
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There is no statute of limitations on murder. Look Closely...That's all the anonymous letter said, but attorney Hialey Sutter understands the meaning behind the well-chosen words. Someone wants her investigate what happened to her mother, who died when Hailey was only seven. The death was ruled acciental, but Hailey begins hving flashbacks that tell a different story: a pounding at the door...her mother struggling to stand...a man with a gold ring that flashed in the night as he held her mother's lifeless body.
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Look Closely - That's all the anonymous letter said, but attorney Hailey Sutter understands the meaning behind the well-chosen words. Someone wants her to investigate what happened to her mother, who died with Hailey was only seven.

The death was ruled accidental, but hailey begins having flashbacks that tell a different story; a pounding at the door...her mother stuggling to stand...a man with a gold ring that flashed in the night as he held her mother's lifeless body.

Obsessed with uncovering the truth, hailey can't trust anyone, especially her father, whose secrecy both unnerves and protects her. Desperate to remember that fatal night, she seeks out hte brother and sister who left home after their mother's death. But they have disappeared. It's soon clear to Hailey that the answer is right in front of her--all she has to do is find the courage to look closely.
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That's all the anonymous letter said, but attorney Hailey Sutter understands the meaning behind the well-chosen words. Someone wants her to investigate what happened to her mother, who dies when Hailey was only seven.
The death was ruled accidental, but Hailey begins having flashbacks that tell a different story: a pounding at the door...her mother struggling to stand...a man with a gold ring that flashed in the night as he held her mother's lifeless body.
Obsessed with uncovering the truth, Hailey can't trust anyone, especially her father, whose secrecy both unnerves and protects her.
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There is no statute of limitations on murder.