We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Come Home Audiobook

Come Home

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her New York Times best-sellers 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 overscheduled 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 hardearned 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 exchild? What are the limits to love of family?

©2012 Lisa Scottoline (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (369 )
5 star
 (106)
4 star
 (114)
3 star
 (78)
2 star
 (41)
1 star
 (30)
Overall
3.7 (298 )
5 star
 (97)
4 star
 (90)
3 star
 (65)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (21)
Story
3.6 (298 )
5 star
 (99)
4 star
 (87)
3 star
 (51)
2 star
 (27)
1 star
 (34)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ann Gastonia, NC, United States 06-24-12
    Ann Gastonia, NC, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Obnoxious teenagers!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The voice of the teenagers, especially Meghan. Her voice was so overdone with the "braces lisp" and the "over-the-top" drama, I almost clicked this off and moved it to "archived". I know how dramatic teens can be, I had two, but the narration was just so repulsive to me. Also, the character of Jill was too unbelievable. There is no mother on earth that would not love and protect her children, but she was just "too much".


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Tone down the voice of Meghan. Jill needed to be more realistic.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Maggi-Meg Reed’s performances?

    Yes.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No!


    Any additional comments?

    I love Lisa Scottoline, but, this one left me unsatisfied. The basic storyline was great and initially stimulated my interest, but it left me cold. I barely listened to the last few chapters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Avidlistener 05-07-16

    Avidlistener10

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Totally unbelievable and trite"

    I have enjoyed Scottoline in the past, but this novel was one unbelievable scenario after another. The protagonist constantly takes stupid risks under the guise of being a good mother and is repeatedly and unrealistically saved at the last minute no matter how ridiculous her choices were. Big disappointment!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jaclyn Higgins 11-08-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "No impressed"

    I usually don't write reviews but this time I felt so strongly that I should. The narrator was awful. From the start, she made the teenager in the story sound like she had cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, which she didn't. It was hard to remember that the character is a "typical" teen and the narrator's talking like she has marbles in her mouth can be very distracting.
    The story line is okay, but not up to par for Scottoline. I usually like her work and this was a let-down. It was not realistic at all, not believable, and there were so many holes in the story that became annoying. Finally, there were a lot of metaphors that were so flowery and pseudo-poetic to the point that it took away from the imagery rather than adding to it. I don't know what Scottoline was trying to do but it was like she had a bunch of pretty lines from a poem and decided to sprinkle them into every other sentence of this book. It turned me off from Scottoline for a while and I will steer clear of this narrator for certain!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda 06-10-15
    Linda 06-10-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "tried to like it"

    I struggled to finish it but I lost patience with the main character, and the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ellen 08-31-12
    ellen 08-31-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "i love this author but this was horrible"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    i cant imagine who would enjoy the constant crying and wiping of tears for chapter aftr chapter...nothing suspensful or exciting. i cant listen any longer


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Goldenlks 04-17-12
    Goldenlks 04-17-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    100
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY/TIME"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    An interesting story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lisa Scottoline again?

    Probably not.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Maggi-Meg Reed’s performances?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from Come Home?

    The WHOLE thing. Too much waisted story line on stupid details.


    Any additional comments?

    I never write reviews and I have listened to many books by many authors, but this story line was boring, no intrigue, no mystery and a waste of my money and time.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LuvBks 04-18-16
    LuvBks 04-18-16

    luvbks&mydog

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    90
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    146
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hard to Get Started"
    What did you like best about Come Home? What did you like least?

    I had a hard time getting through the first couple of chapters. To much crying and sobbing. I love Scottoline books up to this point but this one I didn't like the reader or the way the book started off. I just about gave up but the story kept me listening and liked how it all came together


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was a good plot


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Maggi-Meg Reed?

    Emily Sutton-Smith


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mrs Mommy Booknerd (Mrs Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews) #MMBBR Appleton, WI 02-21-16 Member Since 2014

    Lover of life!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    64
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great"
    Any additional comments?

    A great mystery with Scottolines tone and cadence that keeps you glued to the book. Scottoline is a master story teller!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    CindyL28FL 10-28-15
    CindyL28FL 10-28-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    229
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I can't finish this."
    What disappointed you about Come Home?

    I don't like the story, and as another reader has said the whiny, crying narration. I purchased this book back in September but am just now listening to it. Unfortunately even though I am a platinum member who has renewed twice this year, Audible won't let me return this book. As a matter of fact I can no longer return any books. I thought they meant what they said if you don't like it you can return it. Well, I didn't like several books from the beginning of reading them and returned them. It's not like I'm reading it from start to finish and returning them. They have in small print that you can return a reasonable number of books. What that number is they don't say. I am sorry I will be stuck with this book I will never listen to now. Unfair! I wrote them about this matter and they didn't even bother to reply. I just would like my credit back. Does anyone else have this problem?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain


    Did Maggi-Meg Reed do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I think the narration was extremely over acted in the part of this book I listened to until I couldn't stand it anymore.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I liked all the other Lisa Scottoline books I have read/listened to.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, I'm sure this review won't be posted.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 08-20-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "enjoyable read"

    Thank you for an entertaining performance and deep characters. my first book by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.