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Come Home

by Lisa Scottoline

St. Martin's Press | April 10, 2012 | Hardcover

Come Home is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

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?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.55 × 6.45 × 1.2 in

Published: April 10, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312380828

ISBN - 13: 9780312380823

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from we have another winner by lisa scottoline. she is a great author. her plots grab you and she gets straight to the point. this book is about a mother's or step mother's unconditional love. when you are a mother you will always be a mother regardless of marriage. themes: crime, mystery, relationships, kids and a mother's undying love for her step children some surprises towards the end that caught me off guard. alright my favourite keep the readers guessing and surprised. come home is a less complex crime novel. straight to the point crime and solve. i really enjoy scottoline's novel this is my second and she is great writer. the best books are the ones that get straight to the point, no filler and concludes just the way you want it. side note the first book i read think twice was better. it was edge of your seat ride. i look forward to reading more of her books. it's official i am a fan of lisa scottoline.
Date published: 2012-09-19

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Come Home

Come Home

by Lisa Scottoline

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.55 × 6.45 × 1.2 in

Published: April 10, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312380828

ISBN - 13: 9780312380823

About the Book

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Save Me" and "Look Again" comes an explosive new novel about a woman faced with the ultimate choice: Should she confront her past at the expense of her future?

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Chapter One Jill stopped on the stairway, listening. She thought she heard a voice calling her from outside, but she’d been wrong before. It was probably the rushing of the rain, or the lash of the wind through the trees. Still, she listened, hoping.“Babe?” Sam paused on the stair, resting his hand on the banister. He looked back at her, his eyes a puzzled blue behind his glasses. “Did you forget your phone?”“No, I thought I heard something.” Jill didn’t elaborate. She was in her forties, old enough to have a past and wise enough to keep her thoughts about it to herself.“What?” Sam asked, patiently. It was almost midnight, and they’d been on their way to bed. The house was dark except for the glass fixture above the stairwell, and the silvery strands in Sam’s thick, dark hair glinted in the low light. Their chubby golden retriever, Beef, was already upstairs, looking down at them from the landing, his buttery ears falling forward.“It’s nothing, I guess.” Jill started back up the stairs, but Beef swung his head toward the front of the house and gave an excited bark. His tail started to wag, and Jill turned, too, listening again.Jill! Jill!“It’s Abby!” Jill heard it for sure, this time. The cry resonated in her chest, speaking directly to her heart. She turned around and hurried for the entrance hall, and Beef scampered downstairs after her, his heavy butt getting ahead of him, like a runaway tractor-trailer.“Abby who?” Sam called after her. “Your ex’s kid?”“Yes.” Jill reached
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From the Publisher

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?

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award--winning author of eighteen novels. She has served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and her recent novel Look Again has been optioned for a feature film. She is a weekly columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and her columns have been collected in two books and optioned for television. She has 25 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets. Visit her at www.lisascottoline.com.

Editorial Reviews

Save Me is thrilling and infused with love. Brilliant, I couldn't put it down.