I think this was the first Lisa Scottoline book I've read and I liked it! She had a way of keeping the reader interested and thinking.. "What would I do under those circumstances?". It's a tough situation, to choose between morals and selfishness, but I like how we followed her on the journey even though she didn't know if the outcome would tear her heart out. I loved the twists at the end. Just when you thought it was over and you dried your tears, there came another chapter, another layer. The narration was great and I came to love the little boy, Will and his "voice" in the book. There was a very real feel to this book, as if it could happen to anyone, and the way that everyday life was incorporated left you feeling like you were just walking along with her through her life. Rooting for her but also feeling for the parents who lost the little boy. If you are a mother, this book will have you thinking of your own children and how hard it would be to lose them and what lengths you might go to. It was a very insightful book that left me glad that I had discovered it.
I thought the book was a little long, but the story was captivating and somewhat believable. The narrator's performance was excellent, she captured each character.
I was on the edge of my bed or I would stop in my tracks at whatever chore I was doing. My two little ones even listened in the car with me! I already recommended this book to 5 different people. I'm so excited to learn she has 15 notebooks I could read. As a mother I could feel all the emotions of Ellen but even if I was not this book had a great story line, adventure, mystery, excitement, love all the way to the last second.