What would you do if you saw your adopted child’s face on a “missing child” postcard? Would you rush to find the truth? Or would you toss the card without a second thought?
LOOK AGAIN explores this very issue. Ellen Gleeson legally adopted Will two years ago, but when she sees his face looking back at her on a “missing child” postcard, she becomes obsessed with finding out the truth. From the very first page, the reader is pulled into Ellen’s world as she struggles to uncover the truth about her son’s adoption and learn more about the child on the postcard. Are they the same boy? What will Ellen do if they are? Can she just walk away knowing she might have another mother’s child?
I found Ellen to be very realistic and believable. I could imagine myself in her situation and struggling with the “what-ifs”. It was utterly heartbreaking to read at times; Ellen’s emotions are so raw that I felt like I was right there with her, experiencing the things she was experiencing, on the brink of tears. I’m not sure that I could be as strong as her character was!
This is a great book; fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. The end was tidied up quite nicely, although I was a bit surprised by it!
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I am looking forward to reading others! What Scottoline books would you recommend to a new reader of her’s?