Thursday, November 30, 2006
Just One Look, Harlan Coben
Just One Look is a good thriller mystery by Coben. Grace Lawson picks up a roll of film developed by Photomat to find one picture out of place. It was an old photo of four people with one that looked like her husband. She asked Jack about the photo and he denied it was him. That night he disappeared. Grace holds her own as the main character and proceeds on her trek to locate her husband. The trek leads Grace back in time to an old rock concert she was at. When the concert was late, the crowd got rowdy and Grace was seriously hurt in the stampede of the crowd. 18 people died including the son of a crime lord, Vespa. With Vespas help, Grace continues the search and learns Eric Wu, martial art killer, has kidnapped Jack, but why? Jacks sister an attorney is also involved. The rock star and the perpetrator of the rampage are also pieces of the puzzle. The puzzle gets very complex, but Coben is able to piece it together leaving the reader satisfied. There are way to many characters in this story and it is very confusing to say the least. I found myself re-reading several accounts to make since of it. Despite the complexity of the story, I found it worth reading.