Genre: Thiller, Mystery, Popular
This book was nice. I say nice, because there was nothing very exceptional about it, yet it was still a fun, comfortable read. I found myself thoroughly engrossed within the first several pages and maintained a tenacious level of interest throughout the book. In some ways, I found it a tiny bit cliche but I feel like there are only so many routes a writer can take with a thriller/mystery like this.
One thing that absolutely fascinated me and really got me thinking was how immediately the author grabbed my attention. I was hooked by page four. And that took me about a minute, because I read at a pretty much ridiculous speed (according to my husband, anyways, lol) I took a few minutes to try and analyze why I was so interested so fast and finally decided that a) it was because Scottoline started off with a situation that any mother would be flabbergasted and concerned by, and b) the main plot of the book was flopped right out there on the table. Not enough to give away the end of the story, mind you, just enough to make you sit back and think “What the heck is happening here?”
There was a twist at the end of the book that I didn’t quite expect, which is always a pleasant surprise–especially in this genre. Ellen, the main character, was a person I could comfortably understand. I could fall right into her thoughts–understanding her dilemmas, her puzzlement, and finally her fear.
This book was an easy read, and if you’re looking for something that is just enough of an easy read/page turner to occupy you for a day or two, this is the book for you. I finished it in two days, reading it about twice per day in 30 to 60 minute segments as I cuddled my baby girl.
Publishers Summary: When reporter 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. Could the child in the photo really by her son? Everything inside her tells her to deny the similarity between her son and the boy inthe 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 figures out the truth. And she can’t shake the question: if Will rightfully belongs to someone else, should she keep him or give him up? She investigates, uncovering clues no one was meant to discover, and when she digs too deep, she risks losing her life–and that of the son she loves.
My Rating: 3.75 out of 5