Just One Look

Just One Look

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A seemingly innocuous photograph that is at least twenty years old turns Grace Lawson's peaceful suburban life upside down when her husband, Jack, mysteriously vanishes with the photograph, some people arrive looking for Jack, unanswered questions threaten her marriage and everything she knows, and she must confront the dark secrets of the past. 300,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
An ordinary snapshot causes a suburban mother's world to unravel in an instant. When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there is a picture that doesn't belong - a photo from at least twenty years ago. In the photo are five people: four Grace can't recognize and one that looks strikingly like her husband, Jack.
When Jack sees the photo, he denies he's the man in it. But later that night, while Grace lies in bed waiting, he drives away in the family's minivan without an explanation, taking the photograph with him.
Not knowing where he went or why he left, Grace struggles alone to shield her children from Jack's absence in the days that follow. Each passing day brings only doubts about herself and her marriage and yet more unanswered questions about Jack, along with the realization that there are others looking for Jack and the old photograph - including one fierce, silent killer who will not be stopped from finding his quarry, no matter who or what stands in his way.
When the police won't help her, and neighbors and friends alike seem to have agendas of their own, she must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past to keep her children safe and learn the truth that might bring her husband home.

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A seemingly innocuous twenty-year-old photograph turns Grace Lawson's peaceful life upside down when her husband, Jack, mysteriously vanishes with the photograph and unanswered questions threaten her marriage and everything she knows.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780525947912
Branch Call Number: MYS Coben, H 2004
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.0 14.0 102150


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Jul 18, 2017

Great book. Highly recommend anything by Harlan Coben.

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!

May 12, 2017

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

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.

Apr 06, 2010

Suspenseful and entertaining.

Feb 01, 2010

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


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