Are you one of those people who looks at the faces in the ads for missing children? I am. So is Ellen Gleeson. Someday maybe I will recognize the face of a child in the neighbourhood and be instrumental in reuniting a child with his/her family. Never would I expect to see the face of my own child staring back at me. Ellen didn't expect it either, but there it was. The boy in the poster looked exactly like her son, Will. The reporter in her wouldn't let Ellen rest until she had explored the possibilities - and what she discovered is the stuff of every mother's nightmares.
If you have read any of Lisa Scottoline's other books, you will know that she is eminently readable. Her style includes a lot of dialog and short chapters. I read the book in one sitting. Partly because of the writing and partly because I got so caught up in the mystery. There were lots of twists and turns, lots of roadblocks to get through and just when you think you've got it solved ... well, you don't.
The ending bothered me a little just because I am not a fan of pat endings. On the other hand I was pleased with Ellen's generosity and heart at the end and all through the book. Just an excellent read.
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