Just One Look by Harlan Coben
By Harlan Coben
A standard image motives a mother’s international to solve right away. After choosing up her kids from tuition, Grace Lawson appears to be like via a newly constructed set of pictures. She reveals a wierd one within the pack: a mysterious photograph from possibly 20 years in the past, exhibiting 4 strangers she can’t determine. yet there's one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from earlier than she knew him. whilst her husband sees the photograph that evening, he leaves their domestic and drives off with out clarification. She doesn’t understand the place he’s going, or why he’s leaving. Or if he’s ever coming again. Nor does she detect how risky the quest for him might be. simply because there are others attracted to either her husband’s previous and that picture, together with Eric Wu: a fierce, silent killer who usually are not stopped from discovering his quarry, regardless of who or what stands in his way.
Her global grew to become the wrong way up, packed with doubts approximately her herself and marriage, Grace needs to confront the darkish corners of her personal tragic earlier she struggles to benefit the reality, locate her husband, and store her relatives.
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