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Come Home

A Novel

by Lisa Scottoline

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Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2012
    384 pages
    Genre: Novels

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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 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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"A surfeit of melodrama and some anemic subplots are unlikely to deter the author's many loyal fans." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. This thrilling testament to a mother's relentless love may well be Scottoline's best novel to date." - Library Journal

"While readers may miss Scottoline's hugely popular Rosato and Associates series, this character-driven stand-alone proves equally involving." - Booklist

"As usual with Scottoline, though, the complications are a lot more satisfying than the windup, in which reason and plausibility take a back seat to tearful family affirmations." - Kirkus Reviews

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Dee Dee

Gave me a cavity
The over use of the words "honey" & "sweetie" drove me nuts. 14 times in chapter 2 alone. Almost threw it away after chapter 3. But finished it. Very disappointed with this one & I am a huge fan of Lisa.

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Lisa Scottoline Author Biography

Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 28 novels, including her latest work, Damaged. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled Chick Wit which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman's perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I've Got Sand in All the Wrong Places, and earlier books, Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?; Have a Nice Guilt Trip; Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim; Best Friends, Occasional Enemies; My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space; and Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which ...

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