Jack and his son Harry were devastated when they heard the news. Mary, a beloved wife and mother, had been killed in a car accident. Their sense of loss was unbearable, but Jack's grief is compounded by the discovery that Mary was having an affair when she was killed. He will never forget the dreadful realisation that the last moments of her life were spent with another man. Their loss forges a new bond between Jack and Harry. They need to take a break; everything at home reminds them of Mary and the pain her death and betrayal has caused them. They take a trip to Greece, albeit in different locations. Jack wants to make the most of his time away, to use the opportunity to relax and to make plans for a fresh start in life. Harry uses the holiday to enjoy some independence before starting a post graduate degree; he gave up on a gap year to help Jack through tough times. Both are faced with the opportunity for romance, which causes them to re-evaluate their outlook on life.As their holiday progresses, both Jack and Harry find themselves in situations that force them to look at their problems from a totally different perspective. Jack falls in love with Carola, but their chance meeting also brings into his life Carola's daughter, Lauren. For Harry, overcoming the after-effects of a disastrous first night out in the local club scene is helped by the close attention of Karen who sees in him a possible way out of her own relationship problems. "Just One Look" is a sensitive book that develops upon a number of issues that people face every day, as well as those less welcome experiences that we endure throughout life. Jan Vivian effectively portrays the emotional turmoil involved, which makes this debut novel an inspiring and compassionate read.