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?
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Great story awful narrator!!!
I loved the story but should have listened to the negative reviews regarding the narrator!! Her different voices were like fingernails on a chalkboard! She was whiny and overly dramatic and her portrayal of the lisping 13 year old was infuriatingly fake!! Will never buy an audio book narrated by this woman again
The main character annoyed me from page one. The narrator's attempt to dramatically act out the young women's voices, including a lisping 13-year-old, made this an almost unbearable listen. Maybe I am easily annoyed, but that is my opinion.
The narrator's whining and crying through the daughter's dialog almost made me quit listening. I only stuck with it because I'd paid $23.95 and I didn't have anything else to listen to. The end was fairly predictable too. I defiantly wouldn't recommend unless you are a big fan of this author.