Come Home

  • by Lisa Scottoline
  • Narrated by Maggi-Meg Reed
  • 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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?

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Oh no...my ears!!!

The first 5-6 chapters of this book is non-stop crying, wailing and screeching. Like the previous reviewer, for me it was nearly intolerable. Whatever happens during this sobfest could be handled easily in one or two chapters max.

Other than the narration, the story was actually pretty good, even though I did not find the main character's controlling behavior relatable or likable at all. I guess there's a reason for all the step-children, ex-step-children, present bio child but the confusion muddied the waters for me. But then, if there weren't all these conflicting previous children of previous spouses, and all the micro-managing behavior, there would be no story.

I actually liked the main character's husband and took his side in all the arguments.
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- Pamela Harvey "glam"

Whining and crying make it impossible to finish

I am a Lisa Scottoline fan. Unfortunately, I won't finish this particular book. The production is just awful. Whining, crying at full volume (we listen with earbuds, producers!), and really poor voicing of the characters made me give up about 10 chapters in. Maybe I'll pick it up and read it some day. Can't get through this.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2012
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio