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Come Home Audiobook

Come Home

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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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    Ann Gastonia, NC, United States 06-24-12
    Ann Gastonia, NC, United States 06-24-12
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    "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
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    Avidlistener 05-07-16

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    "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
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    Jaclyn Higgins 11-08-15
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    "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
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    Linda 06-10-15
    Linda 06-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "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
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    ellen 08-31-12
    ellen 08-31-12
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    "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
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    Goldenlks 04-17-12
    Goldenlks 04-17-12
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    "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
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    glen callaway 05-05-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Overload of sap"

    I'm guessing i have listened to 20 of Lisa's books and she always makes them come out with a good ending, no loose ends. I like that, but this book wzs unbearably sappy. Had it been a print edition you could not have opened it for the pages would have been totally adhesed with all the sap. And the narrator made it worse with all the weeping, wailing and teary angst so prevalent throughtout the book. Many times I would say to myself that I wasn't going to finish it but didn't have any others to listen to. so there you have it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't waste your time"

    Ugh. I looked into returning this book. I almost did, then stuck it out. Waste of time. The narration is the worst. I am pretty tolerable to narrators and don't complain, but this is was unbearable. The crying was awkward and annoying and went on for too many chapters. The voice of the child was like nails on a chalkboard. So whining and irritating. The story wasn't very good and characters were annoying. Total waste

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. N. Taylor 12-30-16 Member Since 2016

    the book freak

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LuvBks 04-18-16
    LuvBks 04-18-16

    luvbks&mydog

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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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