Come Home: A Novel

Come Home: A Novel

by Lisa Scottoline
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Come Home: A Novel by Lisa Scottoline

"This thrilling testament to a mother's relentless love may well be Scottoline's best novel to date."-Library Journal (starred review)

Jill Farrow is a suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She loves being a pediatrician and is about to remarry, while her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old. But Jill's life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up 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 soon discovers that the story doesn'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 how can Jill turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own? What are the limits of love, loss, and family?

"Relentless...jaw-dropping."-David Baldacci

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429942324
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 27,985
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

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. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth:

July 1, 1955

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1976; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981

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Come Home 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 149 reviews.
simple344 More than 1 year ago
I've read many books by this author, so naturally had to get the this book. Engaging Quick Read!
MysteryLover14 More than 1 year ago
I always pre-order any book by Ms. Scottoline. I have read almost all her books -- This one, however, proved to be a disappointment. When there were about 100 pages left, I almost set the book aside. I was frankly just tired of waiting for something to start. Then, within those last pages, Lisa threw in all the resolutions to the various plots and subplots, Much of it seemed far-fetched and contrived --- I didn't believe her being a doctor -- she didn't truly seem devoted to her career. I have seen in print, this book referred to as a thriller. It is in no way a thriller. And, it definitely lacks what I've seen as Lisa's skill in mystery writing. I miss Bennie Rosato and the girls and those mysteries. Lisa, please return to your true talent as a mystery writer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was very disappointed in this latest book by Lisa Scottoline. It was not up to her usual novels and I had a tough time getting through it. The main character was very unlikeable. Anyone who is a fan of Lisa Scottoline's book and has been eagerly awaiting this book will be just as disappointed as I was
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
Did not care for this book – very slow, long and drawn out! The whining drove me nuts on the audio and could not wait for it to end. Would not recommend! Jill is about to remarry and her ex-stepdaughter shows up stating Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees and opens up a world she did not know from her ex-husband’s life and gets in the middle of the downfall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read......but please bring back Bennie, Mary, and the gang back as soon as you can! They have become like family. I KNOW you like to be challenged by new characters......and I have enjoyed them all, but Bennie and her team have a lot of good stories left for you to tell!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is different from Lisa Scottoline's earlier novels but highly interesting. I could not put this book down. She gives new insight to being a mother and step-mother together with some legal action toward the end of the book. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So simplistic, such an utterly dilikable protagonist, characters not fleshed out i wanted to quit reading but i paid for the book and presumed it had to get better. it didn't. This woman would have been dead fifteen times. The author made jill smarter than the fbi and the cia and the police and she was a pediatrician also. Do not buy this book unless you enjoy being irritated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Job & good storyline. I enjoyed this so much. It held my attention and I wanted to see what was going to happen so kept reading. The author took time to develop the characters very well, no by time the story was over you felt like they were family. I'd recommend it, worth the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously...... I was on edge from the very beginning of this book. I loved it and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a suspenseful novel with a touch of heartfelt drama and heartpounding twists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different from Scottoline's other books. Overall book was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book and have decided to read some other books by this author. Lots of twists and turns to keep you interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time I read a book by this author. Was so nice to read a book without bad language & sex! Am looking forward to reading more by Lisa Scottoline! Would recommend to everyone!
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Let’s state from the very first: This is a potboiler of a novel. It reads more like the script for a soap opera. It can’t make up its mind whether it’s a murder mystery, criminal investigation, or family saga. It shifts from one element to another without much consistency. The plot involves Dr. Jill Farrow, a pediatrician with a 13-year-old daughter by her deceased first husband, divorced from her second husband with no contact with his two college-age daughters, and living with Sam Becker, about to become her third mate, who has a grown-up son living in Texas. Then one of her ex-stepdaughters shows up informing her that her ex is dead and that she suspects murder. This sets off a series of situations in which Dr. Farrow investigates the possibility of foul play. Meanwhile, interjected in the plot are various family problems, misunderstandings and crises. There are a number of inaccuracies in the story, as well, but they can’t be cited without disclosing plot details. I guess a lot of tightening could have averted some of the over-plotting. The author certainly can write. But sometimes mommy doesn’t know best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to force myself to read this book. The characters were boring. The entire book was boring. I feel cheated because I paid $30 for this book.
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Do we ever stop being a mother to our children? For Jill being a mother doesn’t have a time clock or a switch to turn off even after a divorce. So when Abby, the stepdaughter she thought was lost to her when her marriage fell apart comes crashing into her home Jill never hesitates to open the door. The man she is about to marry is not as thrilled with the baggage from a prior marriage invading their space, but realizes this part of her past overlays the present. Jill tries to piece the bits of information Abby is explaining about Jill’s ex-husbands death. It has been ruled a suicide but Abby believes that it was murder and her case may be wrecked with emotional outbursts but the facts seem to be strong. Jill should stay out of it and manage her own daughter’s life but a mother never walks away from a child in need regardless of whether they are tied by blood or not. Abby pulls Jill into the tangled web of deception that was the man she thought she loved life. Her ex-husband was always under the radar pulling one swindle after another but the one that may have cost him everything was a house built on a very fine paper trail. Jill pulls fact from all the fiction trying to involve the authorities who just won’t buy into her hypothesis, even one well construed. Lisa Scottoline knows how to write a story will be pull you in emotionally and keep you riveted to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. Engaging and a quick read.
Anonymous 10 days ago
An amazing author... lovs all her books!! This one is no exception. ?...wjj
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Not sure I totally believed the password crack but a great book none the less
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Great fast paced mystery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Toooo good