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Look Again [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Scottoline
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Pressestimmen

"...barn-burning crossover novel about every adoptive mother’s worst nightmare. . . . her best book yet."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
 
"Bestseller Scottoline ... scores another bull’s-eye with this terrifying thriller about an adoptive parent’s worst fear. . . . Scottoline expertly ratchets up the tension."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
 
"Scottoline's edgy and emotional thriller proves once again why she's such an accomplished author. Any story dealing with the kidnapping of a child is heart-wrenching, but in Scottoline's capable hands readers experience a myriad of feelings -- shock, anger, sadness and relief. A great read!"
--RT Book Reviews
 
"Scottoline's best novel to date will have faithful fans and new readers singing her praises. Highly recommended."
--Library Journal
 
"Her plots are as lean and swift as a scull on the Schuylkill River in her native Philadelphia."
--The Washington Post
 
"Look Again, if I may be so bold, is probably Lisa Scottoline's best novel. It's honest and hugely emotional, with very real characters who you care about, and will remember long after you finish this terrific book."
— James Patterson

"There was something about this book that just sucked me in, especially on an emotional level...this is some of Lisa's finest work."
— Billie Bloebaum, Powell's Books

"A timely and topical thriller...that tugs at the heart at the same moments that it ratchets up the tension."
— Joe Drabyak, Chester County Book & Music Company
 
"A page-turner that challenges every aspect of motherhood. Lisa Scottoline's Look Again should appeal to fans of thrillers, romantic suspense, and provocative/issue novelists like Anita Shreve and Jodi Picoult."
— Geoffrey B. Jennings, Rainy Day Books
 
"[The book is] laced with tears and laughter as we witness the anguish, joy, terror, and resolve of a mother, under siege."
— Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen
 
"The pace never lets up and Look Again is full of surprises. . . . Look Again is a guaranteed great time, not only for all longtime Scottoline readers but for newcomers who will definitely become fans."
--The Mystery Reader

Pressestimmen

"Mary Stuart Masterson's precise diction builds suspense in this tale of a reporter investigating a missing-child case that may be linked to her own adopted son." -- As part of People magazine's "Three Reasons to Plan That Road Trip"
 
"As skillful as Scottoline's thriller is, it is enhanced by Mary Stuart Masterson's performance. Her characterizations are distinct and evocative, her tone remains smooth, even while ratcheting up the tension and suspense. Listeners will be wholly absorbed by this moving story."--Publishers Weekly
 
"Narrated by actress Mary Stuart Masterson, Look Again is a suspenseful story that tugs at the heart, as listeners follow Ellen’s determined search to uncover Will’s mysterious history, raising questions of where he belongs—and who he belongs to."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Not many audios make you drive out of your way just to keep the disks turning. This is one: suspenseful, believable, thought-provoking and, yes, thrilling." - The Dallas Morning News
 
"Actress Mary Stuart Masterson's warm, precise voice enlists the listener's sympathy for Ellen, even in her most boneheaded, self-sabotaging moments, and also provides convincing accents for the secondary characters." -- AudioFile
 
"Ms. Masterson's... voicing of Will was perfect, and editor Marcello's voice was swoon worthy." -- Deadly Pleasures
 
"Well-known film star Masterson reads the heart-wrenching story with a quiet confidence that belies Ellen's struggles... The story deals with a gripping moral dilemma, and Masterson pulls listeners in quite masterfully." -- Booklist

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 697 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 364 Seiten
  • Verlag: St. Martin's Press; Auflage: Reprint (1. April 2010)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B002LA09GW
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Nicht aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (2 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #264.932 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Engages Your Deepest Emotions and Wrings You Out 16. Mai 2009
Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
To me, the best novels require you to live inside the narrator's skin and feel her or his situation personally. Where Ms. Scottoline's lawyer stories entertain with attractive characters and interesting problems, Look Again grabs you by the throat and never lets go. It's a wild ride.

It's difficult to write about this story without providing lots of spoilers. I think I've avoided that fault better than the jacket cover's copy does. So please bear with me if I'm not very forthcoming about the details of the story.

Ellen Gleeson is a reporter who feels the pain of her subjects. In one case, she took an extraordinary step and adopted a very sick youngster (with an armload of unpaid medical bills) whom she had met during a story, despite being far from wealthy and unmarried. By now little Will, now recovered and healthy, has become her whole life.

The ground starts to shake when she looks at a flyer advertising missing children and sees an age-updated image that looks just like Will. It's a bad time to be distracted. Her employer is about to lay off newsroom staff and Ellen needs the job. A colleague seems to be out to undercut her.

But wouldn't you be just a little bit curious? So was she. And her curiosity drew her deeper into a dilemma about what the right thing is to do. Should she look further? Should she contact the parents? Should she just drop the whole thing?

As a reporter, she has research skills and nerve that would put most of us to shame. How will she solve the mystery? What will she discover?

Throughout the book, you'll be imagining your children at three and how you would feel if you had adopted them and doubt began to grow in your mind about whose child he or she is. It's a very unsettling feeling.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very good! 4. Oktober 2012
Von karlovac
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
Ellen Gleeson finds a white card in her mail with a question: "Have you seen this boy?" The boy looks very much like her adoptive son Will. As a reporter, she cannot throw the card away and forget about it. She has to know the truth. Even if she has to pay a big price for it.

The book captured me and didn't let go. I finished reading it at 4 a.m. A reader becomes part of Ellen's world and feels with her at every turn. I can recommend this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wonderful page turner, a great look at a Mother's love! 20. März 2010
Von Sarah Oltrogge - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I absolutely loved this book and disagree with other reviews that suggest Ellen should have simply called the birth parents and tried to work something out with them. That would likely never happened with the exception of a brief period of transition. This book portrayed a mother's love regardless of how you became a parent. Not only that, it had you asking yourself, would you, could you, make that call? There is a real emotional pull between doing what is right and NEVER wanting to give away your own child. I think that the way she goes about finding out the truth is a very real look at not wanting to show all your cards until you absolutely have to. Her reasons weren't completely selfish either, she clearly had the best interest of her child at heart or else she would have taken the advice of those telling her to just forget it. She knew it would haunt her always. Then you have to consider the fiction angle of a great writer. We wouldn't read the book if the story was sweet and simple and it wouldn't be a page turner without the drama and suspense of Ellen working the story through to find the truth and even when you think the truth is not in her favor, you are surprised to find you can't put this book down until you know the "truth". To me this book was so good, it stayed with me. I found I couldn't simply finish the book and move on to my next book. It was an emotional journey that had me just needing to take it all in and ask myself what I would do in the characters position's. My husband wouldn't even have to conversation with me when I tried to ask him what he or we would do. Just an impossible situation to ever have to consider. Loved it! Loved it!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen (3.5 stars) Baby Mama Drama 14. April 2009
Von Luan Gaines - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Most people throw away fliers that say "Have you seen this child?" Features writer Ellen Gleeson doesn't- she stares at the image of Timothy Braverman wondering if her adopted son has a twin. As a reporter, it is in Ellen's DNA to question, so it isn't remarkable that the picture of the child continues to trouble her. And even though her newspaper is instigating cutbacks as a response to hard economic realities, Ellen remains obsessed with the face of the missing child. Juggling a jealous coworker, an intriguing boss who looks like Antonio Banderas and an important newspaper deadline, Ellen finds it impossible to turn away from the fear that has invaded every aspect of her life. As wound up and anxious as an overly-stimulated three-year-old, Ellen spends her off hours researching her adoption and tracking persons involved. No matter the answer, Ellen can't stop asking the questions.

"Ellen spent the afternoon in Quality Time Frenzy." Whatever else, Scottoline can write circles around her contemporaries on the pandemonium created by small children. Much of the energy in the book is frantic, at least a third of the books eighty-one chapters devoted to Ellen's interaction with her son. Whether it's a screaming tantrum or a mother-son conversation, Will literally jumps off the page (he has the right name). I desperately wanted this kid to take a long nap. A nap wouldn't have hurt his mother, either. In the context of the story, I found this hopping from intimate child care to serious issues disconcerting. Add in Ellen's crush on her boss and the story gets a bit off balance. I don't know when to be anxious or amused. Then there are the throwaway lines, like, "Time to start stalking."

The thriller is energetic and entertaining, but the uneven emotional tenor keeps the reader off balance until Ellen finally faces the wrong end of a loaded gun, a criminal's plan gone awry. If you are a fan of James Patterson, this novel will please; for anyone wanting more nuanced treatment of character and plot, this author's flashy prose and impulsive quips may not satisfy. Scottoline has an impressive list of thrillers and a loyal fan base. Look Again, for all its scattered energy is a tale of an adoptive mother's worst nightmare come true, morphing into a particular threat with lots of mama-drama. New mother Ellen Gleeson is faced with an uncommon dilemma. At least she has an Antonio Banderas look-alike for comfort. Luan Gaines/2009.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen I Hated This Novel So Much!! 7. Mai 2009
Von David Girod - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Vine Kundenrezension eines kostenfreien Produkts (Was ist das?)
I don't even know where to begin with this thing! First, let me say I'm basing my review on the audio book version of "Look Again", while I don't think it would make much of a difference, Mary Stuart Masterson's monotone narration sure didn't help the tale at all.

I was going to compare this story to one of those lousy, awful Lifetime Network Movies, one of those flicks starring Victoria Principal or Loni Anderson, but "Look Again" even makes those stories seem like high art.

The basic storyline as outlined in every other review posted, is that a reporter gets one of those "Have You Seen Me?" postcards that feature missing kids on them. She thinks the boy on the postcard looks like her adopted son and begins to investigate. Fair enough, a basic idea that could be interesting.

Unfortunately Lisa Scottoline populates her novel with the most unappealing and unlikable characters imaginable. I can't remember the last time I've read a novel where I actually came to loathe the protagonist of the story as much as I hated Ellen. Her character was astoundingly stupid.She is supposed to be a "working Mom" and yet fails utterly in both catagories. She is a working reporter, that is sent by her editor to work a specific story, which she blows off, lies about and just generally disregards. She is a "loving Mom" supposedly, but seems to leave the kid with a babysitter at the drop of a hat, seeing him briefly in the morning, usually arriving home after the kid is asleep? She has no problem running down to Florida for a few days, again leaving her "son" in the care of a nanny, and worst of all, when she suspects that she and her son's life may be in danger, she rushes right home.....well make that, she rushes right home after deciding it would be a good idea to stop off and have a quickie with boss first?! Wow, what a mom.

To top it off, Scottoline just continues to introduce one vile character after another. The jealous co-worker, the un-involved father, the angry ghetto resident. Evey male in the novel is either mean, vindictive, dumber than a bag of hammers, easily manipulated or one-dimensional heels.

I could go on and on, but to be honest, it's not worth the time. Just avoid this thing, and instead look for a Torrie Spelling movie instead.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Contrived and Formulaic 28. Juli 2010
Von Sparkle - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
This is my first novel by the New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Scottoline. I purchased this book after reading reviews that said of the 17 books she'd published to date, this was her "best work yet". The story seemed compelling and I was ready for a heart -wrentching / heart warming story. Instead though, I read what I felt was a contrived, formulaic book. I've rested into the comfortableness of knowing what to expect of characters when reading works likes series books, but having the plot line play out with rarely anything unexpected was a disapointment. The predictability of this caused me to spend time reading basically what I already knew would happen. Where is the fun in that?

Though you won't find spoilers in this review, almost exactly what you think is going to happen, happens with some annoying character defects and unrealistic scenes thrown in to try to pull the story together.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Suspenseful but not up to par... 3.5 stars 20. April 2009
Von S. McGee - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe|Verifizierter Kauf
I was looking forward to reading a book by Lisa Scottoline that ventured further afield from her usual turf of the legal world and Bernie Rosato's law firm, given her ability to create fresh and memorable characters. But while this offers Scottoline's trademark mix of suspense, wit and whimsy -- and a strong, independent heroine complete with hidden insecurities -- as a suspense novel, it doesn't measure up to the author's other books.

One of the problems may be that Scottoline has a lot of ground to cover in relatively few pages -- we need to be shown Ellen's workplace tensions (layoffs are looming in the newsroom; she has a crush on her boss and a manipulative coworker); her commitment to and love for her adopted son, Will (as well as the story of how she came to adopt him, a child with a serious heart condition, left unvisited and alone in a pediatric ICU); her warm but volatile relationship with her father (in the wake of her mother's death). In the Rosato novels, the personal lives of her lead characters have been developed over several books, so both Scottoline and the reader get to focus on what they are there to enjoy -- the plot. In this case, there is simply so much going on in the novel -- especially since Ellen keeps hopping into cars and driving here and there, to interview people, to go tobogganing with her son, to drive to funerals or fly to Florida or... that my head was spinning.

Scottoline begins her tale with a bang -- when Ellen, coming home with Chinese takeout, scoops up a flyer about an abducted child she finds on her doorstep. Oddly, the age-progressed photo bears an uncanny resemblance to Will, a fact that sends her on a quest to ferret out the truth of his identity. Is he the son of the woman who signed the adoption papers? Or is he the kidnapped son of the Florida couple begging for the return of Timothy in the flyer? Needless to say, the closer Ellen comes to an answer, the more complicated the plot becomes and it's no longer just about who gave birth to Will. Answering that question will put both her life and his in jeopardy...

This is certainly a page-turner, and a great way to pass time on an airplane. But there are many unsatisfying elements in the story, such as the way in which Scottoline raises red herrings and other plot elements only to address them immediately. A good red herring will keep the reader wondering until the final page about the outcome; in this novel, the reader will quickly figure out what kind of climax will occur, the only question being exactly how it will be orchestrated. (No spoilers here, but I will note that some of the plot twists in the last 50 pages are so major as to feel very contrived indeed, such as the revelations about Will's parenthood. The motivations of Sarah, Ellen's competitive work colleague, for her betrayal of Ellen also come out of the blue, raised and disposed of in a few pages.

This would have been a more enjoyable book with less frenetic pacing and more careful attention to plot details, but it's still an enjoyable read. I'd recommend waiting until it's in paperback, however, to feel that you're really getting a bang for your bucks in this economy.
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