eBook Come Home epub

by Lisa Scottoline

eBook Come Home epub
  • ISBN: 1250023297
  • Author: Lisa Scottoline
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (2013)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • ePUB size: 1450 kb
  • FB2 size 1786 kb
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Also by Lisa Scottoline. I can’t say i. t’s so awful. Abby sobbed, and Jill caught a distinct whiff of alcohol on her breath and came up to speed.

Also by Lisa Scottoline. Abby wasn’t injured, she’d been drinking. Jill hadn’t seen her in three years, and Abby had grown up; she’d be nineteen now.

I was a Lisa Scottoline fan for many years, reading the next book in the Benny Rosato series as soon as it came out. That series, and her stand-alones, were dependably entertaining, some more compelling than others, but an author I would always pick up for a fun read. But Scottoline didn't seem to know how to end the Rosato Law Firm series, pulling her main character into ever-weirder scenarios (the evil twin, the live burial).

I have enjoyed Lisa Scattoline's books for about four years now. I was glad when she branched out into family mysteries which showed her mettle as a writer. I had high expectations for Come Home but was bitterly disappointed. The main character Jill is too good to be believed. Doctor, detective, mother, ex-stepmother.

Come Home held me spellbound. LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-three novels. Scottoline gets all the details right, and gives all the characters flesh and blood, breath and life. This is a novel that is as full of thrills as it is full of heart. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty-five countries

A constant stream of people filled the sidewalks, heading home from work or bubbling up from the PATH station, like a people geyser. You have reached your destination, said her GPS.

A constant stream of people filled the sidewalks, heading home from work or bubbling up from the PATH station, like a people geyser parking space, slid into it, and cut the ignition. She’d never pretended to be anybody else before, and she wondered how William had done it, maintaining two identities at once. She retrieved the Phillies cap and popped it on. Oddly, it helped her play her part, like a costume for a role. Jill got out of the car and spotted Nina D’Orive across the street.

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.

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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. Other books by Lisa Scottoline at BookBrowse. Beyond the Book" backstories. Find books by time period, setting & theme.

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.

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?

Comments: (7)
Alsantrius
I have enjoyed Lisa Scattoline's books for about four years now. I was glad when she branched out into family mysteries which showed her mettle as a writer. I had high expectations for Come Home but was bitterly disappointed.
The main character Jill is too good to be believed. Doctor, detective, mother, ex-stepmother. She can solve crimes better than the FBI in one flying leap. She can drive faster than hired assassins. Lets make her into Superwoman.
Everything was unbelievable. The family dynamics were screwed up. Who chooses their step children which were written to be immature and obnoxious over their fiancé and daughter?
Who puts herself at risk all the time to help people who don't want her help. Her ex-husband was such an obnoxious womanizing creep she should have been glad he was dead and let it rest.
The only parts that held my interest were when she plied her skills as a doctor trying to save a very ill baby and the last third of the book.
The action and pace increased to where I was finally getting into it but unfortunately the story became unbelievable toward the end with an finale that was like soda that fizzles out.
Lets talk dialogue. It needs to be believable. I found her daughters conversations very hackneyed and clichéd. The author was pulling out all the stops with teenage slang and the result was amateurish.
I give her kudos on all the research she did to produce this book but when I compare it to Look Again which I have read three times and Don't Go which I could not put down, I sadly have to say this novel is a disappointment.
It's good for a fast read but if you are looking for deep emotional depth and a mystery that keeps you riveted this is not the book for you. Hears hoping her next mystery lives up to the authors pervious work.
Zeli
I read a lot. Probably more than a thousand over the years. One of my favorite genres is the murder mystery. I'm also a huge fan of both true crime and fictional crime programs. I had heard about Lisa Scottoline's work & have been looking forward to reading something. Having just finished this one, I'm walking away from this one rather disappointed. I couldn't get rid of the feeling that the main character, Jill, though supposedly a smart woman (she's a pediatrician), does one stupid thing after another jeopardizing her relationship and her daughters. Even though she becomes aware of the danger involved she keeps saying "don't worry, I'll be fine even as she sets off by herself to investigate her ex-husband's murder and realizes she's being followed. The question of why she's digging deeper and deeper into his murder is first cast as concern for her stepdaughter who found him. It's not until much further in the book that she posits that the real reason is because she herself never understood why her marriage broke up so suddenly. Even later on, the reason becomes that she's on a search to understand who she is and who she was wither Ex. She exclaims that you can't go forward (into her new marriage) unless you work out the past. I don't totally agree with this statement nor do I totally disagree with it either. However, it's the extent to which she takes it while knowing that she's jeopardizing the great relationship she has that causes the problem for me. It seems that she hadn't figured out that loving your children doesn't mean being a mother hen to them even as they enter adulthood. I love mine but don't need to have them under my roof to validate my love. Anyway, as I mentioned, Jill is a pediatrician. The only patient we get to know is Rahul who has been getting repeated ear infections. We're just getting to know him and his mom and are developing affection for them when they suddenly get lost in the plot and become nothing more than an ancillary plot line to wrap up. Just as we find out that the baby has a life-threatening condition, she veers off deeper into the murder. First, she orders some important labs to try to get a definitive diagnosis. She doesn't ask for them 'stat" and while in real life the results for that particular lab would be in within 2-3 days, it takes at least a week to find out they're missing. Jill is rather busy playing detective and getting herself nearly killed and she forgets about the appointment with Rahul & his mom which causes her to lose faith in Jill as this is the 2nd time in a few days. I would feel the same too.

The ending is sappy and quite predictable. Even the fact that she goes undercover for the FBI to get her husband's killer to confess is really no surprise in light of all that has gone on before. To me, this last part of the plot seemed unnecessary. It didn't change the story much and seemed to be an attempt to tie up a loose end that, on the whole, didn't seem to need wrapping up.

Overall, I thought this murder mystery lacked suspense. It was only when she and her daughter almost got killed that suspense entered the stage. In addition, I hated the way that quotes others say pop into her head in the form of italic print. They would seem to indicate some introspection but if it was happening, it got lost before finding it's way to her brain. I kept feeling like something was missing. Maybe it's that I didn't feel like I really got to know the main characters; what they're like, how they really fit in together in the plot. It felt a bit disconnected.

Like I said, this was my first Scottoline. Not my last. I don't like to judge any writer by one work and I know she's well-respected in the field. I just couldn't get into this one. It's just one person's opinion and I truly hope you enjoy the read.
Goltigor
The characters were terrible. Jill, the main character, is a pediatrician and a terrible mother. She is supposed to be smart but she does the stupidest things!!! Sam, her fiance, is a total jerk until the end and then he does a 360. The only likable characters are Megan (daughter) and Katie (best friend).

The entire storyline is completely unbelievable. Jill being a pediatrician has absolutely nothing to do with the book at all. The medical references were incorrect and irritating. The sick child did nothing for the storyline except for take up space. Do we really need to know what each person is wearing from head to toe on every page? All through the book the characters acted a certain way, then in the last chapter everyone had personality transplants. Very inconsistent!

Extremely disappointed in this book.
Dilkree
When Jill's former stepdaughter Abby arrives during the night, claiming her father was been murdered and begging Jill to help solve the mystery, Jill's life is turned upside down. Her relationship with her fiancé is in peril, her daughter is having panic attacks and her job as a pediatrician in jeopardy. And she may be a target for murders.
Part family drama, part thrilled, I couldn't help but to be pulled into this fast paced story. Jill is a complex character, guided by her heart more than her head, but likable and easy to root for. I just love Lisa Scottoline's writing. She has a way of using the right amount of description to stage a scene, though bogging the reader down with excess fluff that slows the pace of the story. She balances realistic dialogue with action to move the plot forward. While some of the characters behaved in what I consider to be extreme measures, most were balanced with the right about of flaws and positive traits to be believable.
I enjoyed the first two-thirds of the book more than the latter, which had me suspending my disbelief of the likelihood something like this could ever occur. Nonetheless, COME HOME was a thoroughly pleasurable, satisfying read.
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