Regular price: $28.34

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

"Sometimes I wonder.... Can a ghost find you if she wants to?"

An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

Enter Ross Wakeman, a suicidal drifter who has put himself in mortal danger time and again. He's driven his car off a bridge into a lake. He's been mugged in New York City and struck by lightning in a calm country field. Yet despite his best efforts, life clings to him and pulls him ever deeper into the empty existence he cannot bear since his fiancée's death in a car crash eight years ago. Ross now lives only for the moment he might once again encounter the woman he loves. But in Comtosook, the only discovery Ross can lay claim to is that of Lia Beaumont, a skittish, mysterious woman who, like Ross, is on a search for something beyond the boundary separating life and death.

Thus begins Jodi Picoult's enthralling and ultimately astonishing story of love, fate, and a crime of passion. Hailed by critics as a "master" storyteller (Washington Post), Picoult once again "pushes herself, and consequently the reader, to think about the unthinkable" (Denver Post). Second Glance, her eeriest and most engrossing work yet, delves into a virtually unknown chapter of American history - Vermont's eugenics project of the 1920s and '30s - to provide a compelling study of the things that come back to haunt us - literally and figuratively. Do we love across time or in spite of it?

©2003 Jodi Picoult (P)2003 Simon & Schuster

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    205
  • 4 Stars
    122
  • 3 Stars
    47
  • 2 Stars
    24
  • 1 Stars
    10

Performance

  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    225
  • 4 Stars
    99
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4.1 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    186
  • 4 Stars
    91
  • 3 Stars
    56
  • 2 Stars
    23
  • 1 Stars
    14
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • LC
  • 07-28-16

Almost like reading Stephen King

I have always enjoyed Jodi Picoult's books, but this is the first one that made me forget it was her writing and not my favorite author, Stephen King. Great story! I didn't want it to end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Fabulous!

My favorite book of all time, next to To Kill a Mockingbird. I've listened to it 3 times.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Hard to follow

I've read almost every book this author has published and this was my least favorite. So many characters and story lines I found myself dreading to open it back up again but I kept hoping it would get better. Somehow it never did. Very disappointing.











3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Mesmerizing story!

I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I loved the characters and how rich the narratives were. I highly recommend it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Unexpectedly fantastic

This isn't the type of story that I usually read. I got it because I love the author's other works. It was absorbing and fantastic. I got completely involved in the characters and in the story. The ending was satisfying and even a little surprising. Every time I thought I knew what the story was about, there was a captivating twist. Well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Her best

Couldn't put it down. This was one of her best. I was even introduced to a history that I never knew about.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

favorite narrator

Engaging story to the end. characters you can relate too.
leaves you wanting more.
around great read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Loved it!

I liked the twists, but sometimes it took too long to get there.
It's a great book for anyone who loves Jodi's work. A must read.
I gave it a 5 star because it kept me coming back for more, I listen to the book in my car on my way to work every day. Some days I have to turn it on at work - when the coast is clear!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

long book wish never ended

so hard to keep up with it. the beginning, not a book you can multi task with....so so with the time investment. ❤

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

worst picoult book

I've read all her other books. this one is the most boring. I am surprised she wrore it since her others are great

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Rebecca
  • 04-03-17

far fetched

The story was just too over the top unrealistic for me. Narrator was good though.





  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Joy
  • 02-12-17

Another Jodi Picoult book that I've loved!

I really enjoyed the voice of the narrator. His delivery of the story was excellent. The story was intriguing and the characters complex and multifaceted. I will definitely be listening to all of Jodi Picoult's books..