Just One Look by Harlan Coben

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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 with a man in it who looks strikingly like her husband, Jack. And though Jack denies it's him, he disappears that night, taking the photo with him. Now, to save her family from a fierce, silent killer who will stop at nothing to get the photo, Grace must confront the dark corners of her own tragic past...
 

About Harlan Coben

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Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, he lives in New Jersey.
 
Published April 26, 2005 by Signet. 406 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Suburban thriller from the prolific Coben (No Second Chance, 2002, etc.), about a perfect husband who disappears when a photo from the past shows up in the latest batch from the photomat.

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Just one look at Coben's latest stand-alone thriller (after No Second Chance ) highlights the author's customary strengths (swift pacing, strong lead char

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Coben's latest thriller (after No Second Chance ) is a riveting, albeit perplexing, nightmare that finds hapless New Jersey wife and mother Grace Lawson deali

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Eventually Grace, aided by a Gotti-like mobster whose child was killed in the rampage, gloms on to Wu, as well as on to Jack's sister, a high-powered attorney who, it turns out, is representing the guy who started the rampage by firing his gun.

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Coben's latest thriller (after No Second Chance ) is a riveting, albeit perplexing, nightmare that finds hapless New Jersey wife and mother Grace Lawson dealing with an assortment of fearful developments, including a missing spouse, a terrifyingly adaptable hit man, deceitful friends, hidden agen...

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The person asking "why" is Grace Lawson, a suburbanite who splits her time between her work as an artist and her duties as wife to Jack Lawson and mother to their two children.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Charlaine Swain, a bored housewife brightening her life with tawdry exhibitionism, but who acts with great sense and bravery when her life is caught up with the killer, Eric Wu, particularly moved me.

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Bestsellersworld

The photo shows what she believes to be her husband with a group of other people from quite a while back.

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Gather Books

Grace Lawson has a life she loves, a great home, loving husband, and wonderful children, but one day it all seems to just unravel.

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You understand that your loved one will never come home, that they are gone for good, that their life is over, and that you will never, ever, see them again.

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