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Just One Look
Just One Look
Author: Harlan Coben
ISBN-13: 9780525947912
ISBN-10: 0525947914
Publication Date: 4/26/2004
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 234 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
Another good Harlan Coben. I wouldn't say it's his best though. I thought the ending was a little too stretched out and sort of a lame twist...but overall I enjoyed the book.
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Helpful Score: 5
Oh my, what a thriller. Kept me on the edge all the way through. I couldn't put the book down. Will definitely have to read his other books. Hope they are as good as this one.
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Helpful Score: 5
Coben does not disappoint. My only complaint - the psycho torturers are creepy and I really wish he'd forget about them.

Coben always leaves you thanking your lucky stars that you don't have the families he writes about!
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Helpful Score: 5
Another great one by Harlan Coben. He is the master of the genre. Plot twists and clues revealed most unexpectedly keep you guessing right up until the end. And just when you think the story is over and all has been revealed--BAM--a new twist. Great book!
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Great mystery that kept you in suspense until the very end!
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Very good reading from start to finish and keeps your interest till the end.
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Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors and he did not disappoint me with this book. Great read!
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Helpful Score: 3
At first I had a hard time getting into this, but I stuck with it, and wow, am I glad I did! Coben does a good job of developing the characters.

Grace Lawson finds an od photo, one she didn't take, in a set of newly developed photos she picks up. She doesn't recognize any of the people in it, but one looks a lot like her husband, Jack. When Jack sees the photo, he leaves in the family car with no explanation and disappears, taking the photo with him.

Grace struggles to keep her and their childrens' lives as normal as possible while she begins to search for her husband. The path to discovering his whereabouts and the reason for his leaving takes many twists and turns, with quite a surprising ending!
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Wow. Following Grace Lawson as she unravels the mystery of her husband's disappearance is a wild ride. Vicious villains abound on this hard, fast, winding trail - and the pages fly by.
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Grace Lawson is a happily married mother whose life is turned upside down after she receives an old photograph of her husband with a group of people. When she asks her husband Jack about the photos origins, he immediately disappears. When he finally telephones briefly, Grace senses that he is in danger. Her efforts to protect her family force her to investigate secrets which others will kill to protect.

Like all of Harlan Coben's standalone thrillers, Just One Look is very suspenseful. The super-scary Eric Wu is back,. The occasional violent scenes are balanced by warm ones; indeed one of Coben's strengths is creating characters you cheer for because they act with the interests of their loved ones at heart.

The ending (which I will not give away) was complicated and perhaps a bit more contrived than some of his other books. Coben's books are always worth the ride though.
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OMG!!! I had to finish the last 100 pages in one night, because I could not put it down until I knew the end. It was awesome. Each chapter ends just at that crucial moment and I had to keep reading. The twists and turns were compelling. Another great read by Coben!
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Harold Coben provides many twists and turns along the way with a nice surprise ending. It is an engrossing book; was very hard to put down.
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Full of twists and turns, it will keep you guessing untill the end. I couldn't put it down, stayed up until 1 am reading it.
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Great read!
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This is the best page-turning thriller I've read in a long time! One of Coben's best for me. Grace's world turns upside down when her husband disappears. Clues come fast and furious but don't make sense until the very last page. Really good read!
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Very entertaining and brisk read. Love the fast pace, great mystery and suspense. Highly recommend.
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As far as I'm concerned, Coben is the best. What a great book! Highly recommended.
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Liked it a lot...but the ending was a let down
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It starts with finding out that the death of a woman a few years ago was not an accident.To me this was a page turner that is hard to put down.I read it a year ago, but ordered it for a friend.She stayed up to the wee hours to finish it.
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Good book
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Great Book!!
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This was a book I couldn't put down. Every chapter layers the story with another puzzle piece, until the final chapter, which had some unexpected twists. Harlan Coben writes the "Myron Bolitar" series of suspense novels, which are fantastic! This book, while not one of the Bolitar series, makes some tiny references to characters or events in the Bolitar novels, and it's really fun to recognize them as such. (Don't worry, it's not at all necessary to have read the Bolitar novel, to enjoy this one!)
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FANTASTIC AND UNPUTDOWNABLE.
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One of the best books I have ever read.....I would also like to add all his other books to that list because Harlan Coben is phenomenal!!! I do not put down his books till I am done with them...Amazing!! Keeps you guessing until the very last page!!!I typically read romance novels and chick-lit books, but this author is by far in my top 2 favorites of all time!!!
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New fave author!! A real page turner!
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Awesome book by a master of suspense!
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This book is a page turner, I enjoyed it a lot
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I am always looking for new authors for mysteries or thrillers. I just discovered Coben, and found this book very engaging and unexpected.
Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photos, only to discover a mysterious photo which doesn't seem to belong..until she begins to discover that it is a picture of her husband from many years ago. The plot which develops is not the usual predictable story line.
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If you want to put a little mystery in your life then this is a good bet.
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Page-turner,easy,engrossing reading.
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This one kept me guessing til the end.
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Excellent fast paced thriller
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IF YOU LIKE LABYRINTHS
This was my third Harlan Coben novel, after Tell No One and No Second Chance. Despite the thrills and chills, I couldn't quite connect with the characters. If you never identify with the main characters in some essential way, it's hard to care what ultimately happens to them. Some indefinable magnetism was missing this time. That's all I can blame. The plot and dialogue were as inventive as ever.
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HARLAN COBEN'S STORIES REQUIRE DELVING INTO THE
MYSTERIES, I LIKE HIS BOOKS A LOT
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Fine, suspenseful piece by an author who knows how to keep the twists coming.
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this crackling spellbinder will keep you mesmerized from beginning to end this author doesn't build suspense he opens fire
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Grace Lawson's seemingly perfect life begins to unravel when an old photograph shows up in the middle of her newly developed pictures. The photo has four people, one of which is her husband, Jack, at a younger age. When she shows Jack the picture, he denies that it is him and soon disappears. Grace and their two children are left wondering where he went and who are the other people in the photo. It soon becomes apparent that others are searching for Jack, and one of the people in the picture was murdered over 15 years ago. Grace doesn't know where to turn, who to trust, or how to find her husband.

This book hooks you from the beginning and doesn't let go. It is full of mysterious people, all of who have an agenda. It also has one of fictions scariest villains in hitman Eric Wu. I liked the story and thought Grace made all of the right moves in trying to find her husband; but the story did seem to lose steam toward the end. My rating: 4 Stars.
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This book pulls you in. Imagine picking your photos up from the one hour photo and finding an old picture in with the new.
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Harlan Coben is now one of my favorite authors! No way to figure out what the ending was going to be - VERY suspenseful!!!
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Great Coben. Keeps you on your toes to the very end.
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Grips you in the very beginning. Very good, quick read. Surprises all the way thru.
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A fast-paced thriller. Very enthralling.
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Another great one--I don't think he can write a bad book! I didn't see the ending coming--love when that happens...I'd highly suggest this one.
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Fast paced, easy read. Could not put it down.
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IF YOU LIKE LABYRINTHS
This was my third Harlan Coben novel, after Tell No One and No Second Chance. Despite the thrills and chills, I couldn't quite connect with the characters. If you never identify with the main characters in some essential way, it's hard to care what ultimately happens to them. Some indefinable magnetism was missing this time. That's all I can blame. The plot and dialogue were as inventive as ever.
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Page turning mystery
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I like Harlan Coben's style. The story moves along well.
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Another roller coaster msytery from master Harlan Coben. It is impossible to predict how the slowly revealed secrets will unfold -- and who did what. What a great read!
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Only my second book by Coben and I am hooked ! Enjoyed it !
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Coben always delivers!
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Very good mystery. Would recommend.
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Another NY Times bestseller for Harlan Coben. Great read, this thriller full of tension building up a terrific ending.
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This book was my first Coben. I intend to read more.
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well written, has a good flow throughout that keeps you going and doesn't have any draggy spots.
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I found Harlan Coben just last year and have read every single book he has on the market. I love his writing and the way he builds his characters. It is an absolute pleasure to read his books in order and see their progression.

If you're looking for a quick, good, fun read, this is the book for you.
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This is my second book by this author. I really like him. It was a great read. Some books take you a while to get into it. Not this one. I couldn't put it down after the first couple of pages. I also liked that I couldn't figure out the ending as much as I tried. I prefer a challenge and don't enjoy a suspense book as much when the ending is predictable. Not this one in anyway possible.
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Even though this one didn't have Myron in it, it did have other characters from other books in it. I really enjoy when authors do that. Another great book from Harlan Coben!!!
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This was the first book I've read from this author, Harlan Coben. I enjoyed it very much and intend to read more from this author! It's an outstanding mystery that includes murder and kidnapping. It's not a lot of blood and gore which I really appreciate!
If you've never read a Harlan Coben book before and like good mystery then this is a good one for you too. Or you've not yet read this title, it is a very good book.
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Interesting plot twists and turns. A good, quick read - want to know what happens next; so you don't put it down for long. Well written.
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Starts off at a gallop and never slows! Coben is still prince of the plot twist!
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I picked this book up and was instantly hooked--never heard of the author prior. I'm going to read every one of his books. Totally a page-turner that keeps you trying to figure things out--there are a LOT of characters to keep track of.
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Great book.
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This is a fast read. I couldn't put it down.
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Good book!
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All throughout this book, I felt it didn't quite live up to the other Coben books I've read, but it is still pretty fast paced and you want to know what is going on. Then the end was quite shocking, to me, and it left me very impressed. It is one you cannot figure out! I do recommend it. In the end, well done.
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A wife questions her husband about a picture that looks like him, and the mystery that ensues can have dire consequences.
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This one is really good! One I couldn't put down!
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Author writes great novels, this is right up there with his best. . . You do have to focus to keep up with all the characters, but well worth the suspence. . .This isnt a Myron Bolitar series book, although those are good also.. . More than 4 starts from me
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For most of the book, I was totally prepared to give this 4 stars, as it hooked me right away and was so suspenseful that I read it in a couple of days. Then I got to then end, which just seemed really implausible and gave the impression that the author had started with a list of characters he wanted to include, then crafted a plot around them...So the 3 stars are for everything before the ending.
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I LOVED this book!
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I liked this book. It is definitely a thriller! I usually read before going to bed, but this book had me unable to sleep. The characters are entwined in messed up way. Happy reading...
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Grace Lawson is living a happy, straightforward life in the suburbs with her husband, Jack and two young children. But that security is about to come to a brutal end. For when Grace picks up a set of holiday snaps, among them is one shot that doesn't fit: a faded image that Grace doesn't recognise of her husband as she never knew him. Within twelve hours, Jack has disappeared and a brutal hitman is stalking his family. All Grace can see is that the past is coming back to haunt the present - and the safe world she knows has been turned upside down......
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Fantastic Book I did not and could not figure it out and there are few books that this happens with.
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did not want to stop till the end
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photos, theres a picture that doesn't belong-a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him.
Once you start this, you can't put it down.
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Another terrific Harlan Coben read with lots of twists and turns at the end!!
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Great Book from a PBS member.
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I lOve any thing by Harlan Coben!
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My first Harlan Coben book and I was very pleased.
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GREAT story. Surprise ending.
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Excellent reading!
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Starts with some really weird pictures and ends with a bang. Very good.
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Great Book !
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Normally I love Harlan Coben's books, his Myron Bolitar books are great. But I didn't love this, I really didn't even like it. His heroine was just too perfect, I guess. The book is well-written, the plot is full of twists and surprises, but I do wish that Grace wasn't so annoyingly saintly.
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I hAve read almost all of Coben's books, and this is one of the best ones!
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Like the last couple of his books, it kept me interested and was suspenseful but when I was done I felt like the plot was a little outlandish.
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I love Harlan Coben's books, and this one keeps you guessing.
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Very good book. Kept me guessing until the end.
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Not a Myron Bolitar book, but a great read!
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Another great read by Harlan Coben...he's fast becoming one of my favorite authors...hooks you at the get go and won't let you go till you're done!
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I enjoyed this mystery okay.....It is a page turner if you like mystery and action.....
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With apologies to Mr. Turner, this is a real page-turner.
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This was the first book I read by this author.Do not miss out.He writes with twists and turns and fromm all angles.After reading it,I went out and bought or traded for all his other books.
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong- a photo from at least twenty uears ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him.

This was a fast-paced thriller with several surprising plot twists. Worth the read.
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Fast paced story filled with surprises. Great summer read.
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Another non-stop thriller by one of my favs - Harlan Coben!!
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whenngrace picks up a newly deleloped roll of film there is a pict that doesnt belong. a photo of a man from 20 yars ago.
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Great Book - total suspense - couldn't put it down
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"The only plausible reason for setting down this book is to make sure your front door is locked and double-bolted."
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong-a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night taking the photo with him.
In the days that follow, plagued by doubts about her marriage and herself, Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph-including one fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing. When the police won't help her and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agendas of their own, she must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home... from the back of the book
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Thriller!
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Complicated plot, lots of twists and turns. If you like Harlan Coben, you'll enjoy this one.
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Kept me on the edge of my seat with all the twists and turns in this book. Since I listen to it in the car, I found myself driving slow and taking the long way home to get it finished. If you like a good mystery, this is it.
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Harlan Coben is an awesome author!
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I took this book on a weekend camping trip, and one of my fellow campers picked it up and started reading it before I was finished. I had to start hiding the book and reading on the sligh so she wouldn't steal the book from me! She was hooked after the first few pages.

This is a great suspenseful mystery. It was a fast read, and I was unprepared for the ending.
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International version.
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- The Master Of Twists and Turns -
I had the pleasure of meeting Harlan Coben once during an impromptu book signing and I am glad I did. I am still new to mysteries (being a mainly sci-fi/fantasy reader) but reading his work has been nothing but great pleasure.
I have noticed that he is truly a master of the twist, that is, the unexpected hitting you full force just when you think you have figured it all out. I read this novel within four hours and was not disappointed in the least. It all starts with a photograph found by a suburban wife while picking up her children from school. From there begins a story involving an ice cold Asian assassin, a husband who is more than meets the eye, and a 15 year old rock concert that changed the lives of everyone within the novel. This novel, like so many of his others novels, kept me guessing to the very end.
Highly recommended.
by K. Richardson(Memphis, Tennessee)
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This is a great thriller, with multiple twists and turns. One that any thriller/mystery fan will enjoy.
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Another Harlan Coben plot full of twists and turns that keep you reading.
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Very Good book, I highly recomend
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Another winner from Coben. I really like this author.
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Fantastic--
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First book by Harlan Coben I've read - definitely will not be the last! Excellent mystery!
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Couldn't put it down if you like thrillers with some murders.
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Mulitple plot changes will keep you reading to find the next twist. A very enjoyable book. I read it in just a few days.
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A fast moving mystery that makes you want to stay up late reading.
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This book had one twist after another right up to the very end. It was quite good reading. I will read more from this author in the future.
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly devolped set of family photographs there is a picture that doesn't belong-a photo from at least 20 years ago with a man who looks strikingly like her husband Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night taking the photo with him. In the days that follow plagued by doubts about her marraige and herself Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph-including one fierce silent killer who will stop at nothing. When the police won't help her and the neighbors and friends alike seem to have their own agenda, she must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home
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I liked this one a lot. Lots of twists and turns all the way to the end. This was my first Coben book but definitely won't be the last.
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Grace Lawson finds a picture from a long time ago with her husband in it, yet when she asks him about it, he denies knowing anything about it. As Grace tries to uncover the truth, she realizes that others are looking for her husband and the photograph. The police won't help her, and she doesn't know who of her friends to trust, so she must confront her own past to learn the truth and bring her husband home.
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this is an intreging story about a woman who picks up her pictures at wallmart and there is an odd picture in the pack need to read to th eend to find out why.
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong--a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him.

In the days that follow, plagued by doubts about her marriage and herself, Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph--including one fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing. When the police won't help her, and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agendas of their own, she must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home....

"THE ONLY PLAUSIBLE REASON FOR SETTING DOWN THIS BOOK IS TO MAKE SURE YOUR FRONT DOOR IS LOCKED AND DOUBLE-BOLTED." --*People

"COBEN TWISTS STORY LINES INTO PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILL RIDES. THE PAGES FLIP SO FAST IT'S A WONDER YOU DON'T DEVELOP PAPER CUTS." --The Orlando Sentinel
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Excellent thriller: wife picks up family photos, there's a strange photo in the packet, husband disappears, she has to figure out what's going on.
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A very quick read with lots of plot twists. I enjoyed this book.
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Grace's husband appears in an old photo included in her batch of just-developed prints,then he disappears.While she looks for him, so does a killer: who will find him first, if at all?
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A very good mystery and one that is hard to put down once you start reading. Very enjoyable psychological thriller.
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Plot was kinda far out and hard to believe.
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Very suspenseful with lots of twists and turns--excellent!
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Another good one from Coben
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The premise is simple enough: suburban housewife Grace Lawson collects some pictures at the local Photomat; inexplicably, one is an old print depicting her husband, Jack, with other college students; when Grace shows the photo to Jack, he drives away-and disappears. Grace's hunt for her missing husband, whom we learn has been kidnapped (but why? and Coben fans will note that the author's last novel also hinged on a kidnapped family member), sweeps her back into a nightmare she thought she'd escaped: the evening years ago when she survived a rock concert rampage, occasioned by a shooting that left many dead. Meanwhile, Eric Wu, a-dare we say?-inscrutable martial-arts killer who has snatched Jack for reasons unknown, menaces assorted folk. Eventually Grace, aided by a Gotti-like mobster whose child was killed in the rampage, gloms on to Wu, as well as on to Jack's sister, a high-powered attorney who, it turns out, is representing the guy who started the rampage by firing his gun. Only he didn't start the rampage after all, and then there's the rock star who vanished after the shooting and resultant mayhem-what's he now doing on Grace's doorstep?
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I listened to the abridged version of JUST ONE LOOK. It was a great story with a very good narrator. My husband enjoyed it also.
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Listening to this mystery has been intriguing to say the least. The narrator keeps it fresh and the characters are interesting and unique. Suspense continues until the conclusion. At the conclusion.. I lost my way and needed several repeated plays to understand what the heck happened. Too many twists and turns to reach clarity and understanding for this mystery reader.
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong -- a photo from at least 20 years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him. In the days that follow, plagued by doubts about her marriage and herself, Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph -- including one fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing. When the police won't help her, and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agendas of their own, she must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home.
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Terrific plotting and excellent suspense. Definitely keep me reading and guessing.
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An ordinary snapshot causes a suburban mother's world to unravel in an instant. When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong-a photo from at least twenty years ago. In the photo are five people: four Grace can't recognize and one that looks strikingly like her husband, Jack.
When Jack sees the photo, he denies he's the man in it. But later that night, while Grace lies in bed waiting, he drives away in the family's minivan without an explantion, taking the photograph with him.
Not knowing where he went or why he left, Grace struggles alone to sheild her children from Jack's absence in the days that follow. Each passing day brings only doubts about herself and her marriage and yet more unanswered questions about Jack, along with the realization that there are others looking for Jack and the photograph-including one, fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way.
A great on the edge of your seat thriller.
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Really good mystery.
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong. Great suspense novel
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Great suspenseful story, lovin Coben's writing. The ending seemed a bit rushed, but didn't distract from the good story.
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Enjoyed this book very much. Plot twists, good character development, and interesting ending...all typical of Harlan Coben. I had a problem with keeping everyone separate and in their appropriate places. I found that I needed to write down who was who, etc., so when I put the book down and came back to it a day or so later, I could identify quickly who that person was and how they related to the storyline so far. All-in-all, a very good read and I didn't want to put the book down during the last chapter and the Epilogue.
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My first Coben. I normally only read female authors, but this storyline caught my interest. Wow. Really enjoyed the writing style and kept me intrigued all the way through. Will be reading more Coben for sure. Highly recommend if you like Karen Robards, Lisa Gardner, etc. Yes it was a bit far fetched, and some overly gory details, but it was a realistic story with depth of characters so it gets a thumbs up from me.
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong-a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him.

In the days that follow, plagues by doubts about her marriage and herself, Grace begins to realized that others are looking for Jack and the photograph-including one fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing. When the police won't help her, and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agendas of their own, she must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home...
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Plan on staying up reading this! It's that good! When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong---a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jaci. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him. In the days that follow, plagues by doubts about her marriage and herself, Grace begins to realize that others are looking for Jack and the photograph---including one fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing.
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This is really just a 2.5 star read. I found it tedious and the female lead irritating. The storyline didn't mesh and I found myself not really caring who, what or why. To me that is the kiss of death for a book. I was listening to this on audio so I kept going and heard it all. I've liked all the previous Harlan Coben books I've read except for the Myron Bolitar series - these are sports related and just not of interest to me. I can honestly say that this just didn't have anything to keep you interested. All the characters were boring as hell and the storyline was to vague and not exciting enough to need to unravel the mystery. Just blah.
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great WRITER. kNOWS HOW TO KEEP YOU IN SUSPENSE. RKW
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When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a p icture that doesn't belong - a photo from at least twenty years ago with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies her suspicions, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him.
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Complex who-done-it!
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This was a very good mystery.
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Anordinary snapshot causes a suburban mother's world to unravel in an instant. When GraceLawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong--a photo from at least twenty years ago. In a photo are five people; four Grace can't recognize and one that looks strikingly like her husband, Jack.
When Jack sees the photo, he denies he's the man in it. But later that night, while Grace lies in bed waiting, he drives away in the family's minivan without an explanation, taking the photo with him.
Not knowing where he went or why he left, Grace struggles alone to shield her children from Jack's absence in the days that follow. Each passing day brings only doubts about herself and her marriage and still more unaswered questions about Jack, along with the realization that there are others looking for Jack and the photograph--including one fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way.
When the police won't help her, and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agendas of their own, Grace must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home.
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Great Story. Unabridged 7 cassettes 11 hours. Read by Carrington MacDuffie
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ATTN: No Front Cover.
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Never read it, just recycling my wife's collection. Book is in good condition.