Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, Chick Wit, with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. She has won an Edgar(R) Award and Cosmopolitan magazine's Fun Fearless Fiction Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.
If you received news that threatened your family, would you ignore it or devote yourself to proving it false? Pennsylvania reporter Ellen Gleeson is living an ordinary life with her son and cat until she receives a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail. The boy photographed in the flyer bears a striking resemblance to her three-year-old adopted son, Will, and becomes an object of obsession for Ellen, shaking the very foundations of her family and propelling her into an investigation. Is Will really Timothy Braverman, missing since infancy? Ellen finds herself anticipating the worst as her quest for the truth progresses. In typical Scottoline (Daddy's Girl) fashion, a strong female fights for what she believes in, despite more than her share of obstacles. Scottoline's best novel to date will have faithful fans and new readers singing her praises. Highly recommended to all public libraries.-Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Bestseller Scottoline (Lady Killer) scores another bull's-eye with this terrifying thriller about an adoptive parent's worst fear-the threat of an undisclosed illegality overturning an adoption. The age-progressed picture of an abducted Florida boy, Timothy Braverman, on a "have you seen this child?" flyer looks alarmingly like Philadelphia journalist Ellen Gleeson's three-year-old son, Will, whom she adopted after working on a feature about a pediatric cardiac care unit. Ellen, who jeopardizes her newspaper job by secretly researching the Braverman case, becomes suspicious when she discovers the lawyer who handled her adoption of Will has committed suicide. Meanwhile, Will's supposed birth mother, Amy Martin, dies of a heroin overdose, and Amy's old boyfriend turns out to look like the man who kidnapped Timothy. Scottoline expertly ratchets up the tension as the desperate Ellen flies to Miami to get DNA samples from Timothy's biological parents. More shocks await her back home. Author tour. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"...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." --RT Book Reviews "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