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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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By Mary on 04-16-12
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.
24 of 24 people found this review helpful
By Shawne on 04-22-12
lots of cliche's and kind of silly
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Probably wouldn't recommend to a friend. I finished it, but I was annoyed by the lazy writing.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Meh. It was ok. Everything got resolved about as you'd expect.
What about Maggi-Meg Reed’s performance did you like?
She had a good voice for the part.
Was Come Home worth the listening time?
9 of 9 people found this review helpful