Come Home

Come Home

Large Print - 2012
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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?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781410445926
Branch Call Number: Large Print Mystery
Characteristics: 585 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jun 10, 2013

I really enjoy Lisa Scottoline's books. This was not my favorite--it took a little while to get going--but it was still a good, entertaining read.

branch_reviews Nov 03, 2012

Pediatrician Jill Farrow is finally moving on with her life. She’s got a fabulous fiancé named Sam who just adores her daughter Megan, and she’s found happiness in her life once again after her miserable divorce from William three years ago. That is until her grown up, ex-step-daughter Abby shows up on her doorstep in the middle of the night with the shocking news that Jill’s ex-husband has been found dead from an alcohol/drug overdose that the police are calling accidental. In a state of hysterics, Abby refuses to believe her father would ever mix alcohol and drugs and will Jill please, please, please help her find out the truth about her father’s death. Meanwhile, Abby’s older sister Victoria (Jill’s other ex-step-daughter) wants nothing to do with Jill or her help and tells her and the police that Jill needs to back off. Torn between her past and future, Jill’s maternal instincts for Abby eventually kick into full gear, leaving Megan and Sam behind to deal with issues of their own. Sam doesn’t feel Jill owes Abby anything and he’s not really sure he’s looking to include “ex-stepchildren” in his future plans. Megan has lost her mom’s focus and it throws her thirteen-year-old world off its axel. This is a fast paced read that keeps the story moving right up until the surprising end. Reviewed by DH

Oct 28, 2012

A quick read.

Oct 07, 2012

not the best book I have read, but was okay.

Oct 07, 2012

not a good book

Aug 02, 2012

My first read of Lisa Scottoline, I enjoyed it. I like the everyday-like telling of the story. It was a bit far-fetched as others have said, but for it being the first I read of hers, I really enjoyed it and have already started on her earlier books!

mrsgail5756 Jul 30, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

Jul 05, 2012

When do you stop being a mother? An easy answer if a child is yours but what about an ex-step child? Can you divorce a child? Scottoline's answer to that last question is a resounding NO in her most recent novel which is better than her previous novels "Save me" and "Look again". A bit more believable plot and most of the characters are well-rounded (even the MAN!). A bit frenetic as the main character rushes to 1. solve a mystery, 2. prevent a patient from dying and 3. avoid being killed. But tons of fun and one of the fastest reads of the summer.

ehbooklover Jun 04, 2012

A far-fetched plot with some frustrating characters and an unrealistic ending that was extremely sappy and managed to tie up every single loose end. The writing at times was not up to the standards that I would expect from a published author. That said, it was actually a pretty good page-turner.


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Sep 28, 2012

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