Whoa! I finished Lisa Scottoline’s Come Home in seven hours flat, and that included a dinner break. I can’t tell you the last time I read a book straight through like that. This one got a grip on me right from the start and I simply couldn’t put it down!
Pediatrician Jill Farrow is the book’s likable main character. She divorced her inappropriately opportunistic husband William several years ago, and he demanded she stop contacting his two daughters even though Jill raised them during their marriage. One of those daughters, Abby, shows up drunk and crying on Jill’s doorstep three years later, going on and on about her father being murdered. This turns Jill’s current family (daughter Megan and fiance Sam) upside down when Jill gets involved in finding out the truth.
Twists and turns kept the book riveting, as did the eternal question “When do you stop being a Mom?”
(Note: No harm comes to the dog in this book. He’s simply the family pet.)
I remember reading Lisa Scottoline‘s thrillers when I was younger but they got a bit too scary for me. (I don’t think the books actually got any scarier, rather my tolerance level changed.) I thoroughly enjoyed my return to her work and I am already looking for something else of hers to try next!
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