Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
About the Book:
When Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops. The child in the photo looks exactly like her adopted son, Will.
Everything inside her tells her to deny the similarity between her son and the boy in the photo, because she knows her adoption was lawful. But she's a journalist and won't be able to stop thinking about the photo until she gets to the truth. And she can't shake the question: If Will rightfully belongs to someone else, should she keep him or give him up? Ellen makes the wrenching decision to investigate, uncovering clues no one was meant to uncover. And when she digs too deep, she risks losing her life-and that of the son she loves.
What would you do? That's what the author is asking the reader through the entire book. I'm glad the storyline (a) is about a boy and (b) about an adopted child. To be honest, I had a hard time even imagining that I would ask myself, "What would I do?" I can't imagine have a feeling that my child isn't really mine. I liked the premise of the storyline. It kept me interested and I really liked Ellen, the main character. Then about 3/4 of the way through, the storyline got a little "out there" and all of a sudden, the book became a murder mystery. HUH? Up until that point, I was really enjoying the emotionally charged book I was reading. The ending was far fetched and predictable for me. Don't get me wrong, I liked it, but not as much as I would have with a completely different ending!