Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her New York Times bestsellers Save Me, Think Twice, and Look Again. Now, with her new novel, Come Home, she ratchets up the suspense with the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past.
Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her---though it is stressful---and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team.
But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don’t add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can’t turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.
Come Home reads with the breakneck pacing of a thriller while also exploring the definition of motherhood, asking the questions: Do you ever stop being a mother? Can you ever have an ex-child? What are the limits to love of family?
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...a puzzling and suspenseful plot that keeps the characters moving and the pages turning.Read Full Review of Come Home
Come Home is a brilliant standalone brimming with intrigue, mystery, and enough peril to qualify for a stress test.Read Full Review of Come Home
While this book is a bit of a departure from Scottoline’s usual suspense-filled works, it is well done and will keep the reader entrenched.Read Full Review of Come Home
In the end, I truly did not feel like I connected with any part of the book.Read Full Review of Come Home
I have read nearly all of Scottoline’s novels, and while Come Home lacks the depth and intrigue of her legal thrillers, the mother angle works.Read Full Review of Come Home
I really enjoyed this book and I think if anyone is looking for a good fiction book with truth- these are it!Read Full Review of Come Home
This was such an upbeat thriller with an ending no one could guess!Read Full Review of Come Home
While Come Home is a bit more sentimental than those legal mystery thrillers, it is a heart-warming tale that combines fast-paced mystery with great writing.Read Full Review of Come Home
There is plenty of excitement throughout the story, although it does drone on sometimes.Read Full Review of Come Home
I am a fan of Lisa Scottoline but this book was not one of her best...there are very few likable characters in this book.Read Full Review of Come Home
Come Home has the breakneck pacing of a thriller while also exploring the definition of motherhood.Read Full Review of Come Home
... a little saccharine for my taste towards the end, but the surprise climax made up for it.Read Full Review of Come Home
While trying to establish a sense of balance within each relationship, a mystery is waiting to be solved and the journey is just as great getting there.Read Full Review of Come Home
...an excellent book with a pace that never stops and lots of twists and turns in the mystery.Read Full Review of Come Home
I had problems with the character of Sam... it's not my favorite Lisa Scottoline.Read Full Review of Come Home
Wow the ending got really chicklit sappy, everything all wrapped up in a bow and Sam’s turnaround was so fast I thought I had missed something, I even went back and re-listened to a couple chapters but I didn’t miss anything it all happened with a blink of an eye.Read Full Review of Come Home
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