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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

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Once again, Scottoline writes an entertaining tale

Lisa Scottoline has become one of my favorite authors. I find her books quite entertaining. I read for pleasure and escapism, not facts or history; so the minor inaccuracies in the book and happily ever story line are just fine with me. I listened to the book while driving back and forth to work and doing housework. It definitely made the time go by quickly.

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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

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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!

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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

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enjoyable read

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

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Horrible....

Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or Maggi-Meg Reed?

Only because there are so many reviews that say I shouldn't judge the author on this book

What didn’t you like about Maggi-Meg Reed’s performance?

Children's voices were irritataing

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Come Home?

Nothing particular....just cut down the length of expalnations...book moved too slowly

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  • elizabeth
  • bolton, CT, United States
  • 10-15-14

Surprised I made it past the first chapter

Horrid whining, crying and screeching narration for the first chapter. I don't know where the narrator got the idea that they had to do what they did to convey emotion- there are great narrators who emote without all that. The story was ok- just ok- I certainly wouldn't listen to it again. If you are interested I this kind of story I suggest you buy the book.

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Terrible Story

Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or Maggi-Meg Reed?

Maggi-Meg Reed's reading was fine, but the plot of this book was awful.

What was most disappointing about Lisa Scottoline’s story?

The plot was unbelievable and the characters broad pastiche.

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  • Kathleen
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 08-28-12

A stand-alone thriller.

Jill Farrow is a pediatrician involved in a thriving practice. She is involved in a new relationship with Sam, a medical researcher, and her daughter, Megan is happily tied to her 13-year-old school life and the swim team. Then one day, Abby shows up, says her father, (Jill’s ex-husband) is dead, and she insists it is murder. Jill’s ex-husband told Abby and her sister, Victoria, that Jill had abandoned them when she divorced him, which was a lie, but they believed it and Victoria was particularly hostile. Abby seemed very needy, and Sam began to worry about how much time she was taking of Jill’s very limited extra time and felt that he and Megan would both miss out. Jill finally agreed to do just a little checking for Abby and when she could show Abby that the police were correct, that her father’s death was a natural death caused by a heart attack, she can then let everything go. But the little bit of digging she started with turned up some strange things, and she went on digging to find out what had happened. Soon, she and her entire family were in danger, and Sam, who wanted her to stop the digging, was alienated. This is a thriller which proceeds at breakneck speed until its conclusion. The narrator was almost too good, doing the crying, particularly of Abby, to a point where I wanted to kill Abby, but it turned out to be good acting for what was going on. This is a stand-alone and very good.

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Undecided

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Was kind of long & dragged out.

Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Scottoline? Why or why not?

Sure, I liked the middle/end of the story.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

Could you see Come Home being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Possibly. Not sure.