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2.99938887757181 out of 52.99938887757181 out of 52.99938887757181 out of 52.99938887757181 out of 52.99938887757181 out of 5 3.00 (4,909 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Scottoline Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781427213310
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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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Maggi-Meg Reed wraps the listener tightly into the suspense and emotional tangle with a powerful performance…Reed propels the story with drive and energy, and a near frenzy of emotional turmoil. She astutely projects the near-hysteria of sudden loss, the cold rage of rejection, and the angst of teenage uncertainty. Listeners believe each emotion, and root for Jill to survive and come out whole on the other side. AudioFile Magazine

  • Maggi-Meg Reed's reading of this very emotional thriller is outstanding. Sound Commentary

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adrienne | 2/12/2014

    " Wow. That was dumb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gena Divine | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting, but nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ninamarie | 2/8/2014

    " good...a bit contrived "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marge | 1/31/2014

    " Never really cared too much about what was happening to this character - she was a little overly dramatic on "motherhood" and yet drove all over nj talking on her cell phone, putting herself in terrible jeopardy and rarely spent time with any of the kids - I just didn't get it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mendy | 1/14/2014

    " Really!Good!Book! What a page turner! I had to tear myself away from the book. I loved every part of it, the plot the development. This was quite a refresher from the other books that just try too hard. This is the best book I've read by this author, and best of whatever genre this novel fits into. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brneyedbrunette | 1/7/2014

    " First read by this author. I found it relevant and emotionally compelling. Great light read, with deep content. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 12/24/2013

    " Love this author I have read several of her books and they are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis Thompson | 12/23/2013

    " Fairly good, but the epilogs went on and on until I didn't care anymore what happened to any of them. A bit syrupy, but not too bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dianne | 12/23/2013

    " Disapointing....interesting story line, too many cliche characters and plot turns, with a very cliche happy ending "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simonette Pellegrino | 12/22/2013

    " So disappointed from this author who I usually enjoy. This was uninteresting, slow, no character building and worse.. you never really care what's going to happen, so once you lose interest, the book just dies in your hands. Finished it = but it was a struggle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Woodside (Niewiera_ | 12/19/2013

    " I liked the book and was very interested to figure out the ending. It is a bit far fetched...a doctor who suddenly becomes a detective. I wish she would return to the Bennie stories. Miss them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 12/11/2013

    " Too bizarre a story. Didn't really like the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara B. | 11/23/2013

    " As much as I love The Scottoline books, this one was just ok for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocelyn Newcomb | 11/7/2013

    " Just about done. Good story but too many unrealistic twists near the end. I die like the book but it was not a top recommendation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Strawbridge | 7/20/2013

    " I loved "Come Home" everything that keeps me enthralled and not wanting the book to ever end! It has been a long time since I have read a book that had me looking inward to what I would do given the circumstances that this mother was faced with. The best read of the year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy MB | 6/11/2013

    " I've read better books but I did continue reading because I wanted to know what happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Dykhouse | 4/9/2013

    " Very good book-not one of her recurring character books. Many twists and turns that kept you on your toes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coleen | 3/28/2013

    " A little tedious but a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 3/4/2013

    " Generally, I like L.S. as an author, but geez! What is with the crazy women? I really almost put this one down unfinished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Doyon | 12/2/2012

    " I listened to this audio book and absolutely loved it. Very few books ever touch me this way. The reader was fantastic and made all the characters come alive. I believe this is Lisa's best book! I am amazed on how many lukewarm reviews it got. I say listen to it in audio, it's fabulous! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chuck Ledger | 10/9/2012

    " Not my favorite work of hers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn | 9/30/2012

    " I ended up really liking this one. The dialogue was a bit annoying, especially at the beginning, but I liked the premise and the mystery. Better than I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Campbell | 6/2/2012

    " Okay read but it drags on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kemmy Stickney | 6/1/2012

    " Not my favorite of Lisa Scottoline's, entertaining but rather slow moving till the middle of the book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tari | 4/30/2012

    " It started off really good but then it got sort of far fetched, but I guess that's why they call it fiction, right? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dorsey | 4/25/2012

    " 2.5 just because I did manage to finish it. The writing was a little silly and the characters not fully formed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 4/21/2012

    " I liked this book a lot. I will say that some of the character's actions and words were a bit hokey sometimes, but it never took away from the plot. I love a good "who did it" story and this one kept me in it the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Austin | 3/27/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters (most of the time!) and I felt really invested in them. Lots of good twists and turns! "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America. 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. There are thirty million copies of Lisa’s books in print, and she has been published in over thirty-five countries.

About the Narrator

Maggi-Meg Reed has performed as an actress and singer both on and off-Broadway. She is a narrator of many popular audio books, including A Very Long Engagement and The Time Traveler’s Wife. She is the winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards.