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Look Again Paperback – February 9, 2010
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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.....Read more ›
"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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have you ever seen a person and said, wait I've seen that face before? In her incredible ways LISA Scottoline did it again, holds you in her grip till the very end! Please Read!!!Published 4 days ago by LisaHousley
Loved this book...was hooked from the first page although the story went places that I hadn't anticipated. Very thrilling! Read morePublished 1 month ago by janice sonnenberg
Lisa Scottoline generally writes about strong, independent women, and many of them are lawyers. In this story the heroine is Ellen Gleeson, a journalist and a single parent. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J.C.D.
I loved the suspense! Oh! And the twists! Wow! Exciting book! I totally recommend it!
The story starts when Ellen gets a missing child flyer in the mail that looks just... Read more
This story , you can dig your teeth into. Its about adoption and finding out who isn't the daddy. Can you guess?Published 2 months ago by Penny Fitzwater
Lisa Scottoline never fails to write stories which just don't have strong female characters, but they all pull at our heart strings and are filled with twists and turns. Read morePublished 2 months ago by William G. Straub
Really kept me interested. I like reading Lisa's books, she's a very creative writer.Published 2 months ago by Bonnie Callahan