Just One Look

Just One Look

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Harlan Coben, author of the coast-to-coast bestseller No Second Chance, delivers an emotionally powerful thrill-ride of a novel that asks the question: How far would you go to protect your family?An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: a mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can’t identify. But there is one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from before she knew him.When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation. She doesn’t know where he’s going, or why he’s leaving. Or if he’s ever coming back. Nor does she realize how dangerous the search for him will be. Because there are others interested in both her husband’s past and that photo, including Eric Wu: a fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way.Her world turned upside-down, filled with doubts about her herself and marriage, Grace must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past she struggles to learn the truth, find her husband, and save her family.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2004], ©2004
ISBN: 9780525947912
0525947914
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cob
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm

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sandra80
Jul 18, 2017

Great book. Highly recommend anything by Harlan Coben.

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LadyJaneBrais
Jul 17, 2017

Fantastic! This is my 3rd read by this author, and I'm hooked. If you like Linwood Barclay, you'll like Harlan Coben, and vice-versa. Books are well-written, mysterious, with great character development, and stories that keep you guessing and wondering all the way to the conclusion. One caution, though, they are extremely hard to put down--even whilst I do my dishes and laundry etc. I am thinking about the story and trying to come up with answers!

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Nubeginnings
May 12, 2017

My first book by this author and loved it. Had me guessing right to the end. Loved it!

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Eil_1
Feb 28, 2017

A good book - but not one of his best. There were so many twists and turns and so many characters that it was a challenge at times to stay focused.

CoeryT Oct 02, 2013

What a great book! There are nonstop twists and turns. This is my favorite book from him, so far.

jclcarolc Apr 12, 2013

Harlan Coben has written a stay-up-all-night thriller with a twisting, turning plot.

BeccaBB Dec 25, 2012

This book has a quick start right out of the gate. You don’t have to wait a long time for something to happen. And it never stops for long. The suspense starts right away and Coben manages to keep it going. There are enough twists and turns and false leads and partial answers that lead to new questions that you don’t lose the tension along the way. There is a lot going on here. You jump from scene to scene and have to keep track of a lot of characters (some of whom you never actually meet) in a complex plot. A very complex plot. There are people who are not who they appear to be, pasts that come back to haunt people, memory loss, creepy killers and just about anything else you can think of. They are all pieces in a puzzle you don’t have the picture for so it is a surprise when you finally see how they all fit together. And the surprises keep coming to the very last page. There are some points that are a bit of a stretch and push you almost to the point of unbelief and it also stops just short of being too convoluted and becoming confusing. But it is written well enough that it never really loses you. It’s a good fast paced thriller.

tdk Sep 09, 2012

Quite enjoyed this book all the way through. Ending was more convoluted than it really needed to be.

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Bells
Apr 06, 2010

Suspenseful and entertaining.

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c210flyer
Feb 01, 2010

Very exciting, held me on edge. 8 of 10. Recommend.

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