Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline - Jordan

I like books about relationships, specifically books about family connections. I also enjoy books with legal ties and theories and a slight element of suspense. I found all of these present in Come Home by Lisa Scottoline.
Come Home features Jill Farrow, a widowed, divorced, and now-engaged pediatrician who has lived an imperfect life, and admits to making flawed decisions. Jill's life seems to be finally coming together after a rocky past with her upcoming wedding and now-steady home life when she is shockingly reunited with her former step-daughter, Abby, who brings news of her father's (Jill's ex-husband's) death... and possible murder. 
Jill, who evidently cannot forget her obligation and motherly love toward her former step-daughter, makes a number of rash decisions in order to assure Abby that her father's death was not a murder. But then Jill begins to uncover some suspicious facts and becomes fixated on her ex's death.
Predictably, this puts a strain on the relationship between Jill and her fiancé Sam, and the sudden reappearance of her step-daughter Abby leads to friction between Jill and her daughter Megan.
This book kept me up late at night trying to unravel the mystery. I would recommend this book to any fans of Jodi Picoult. It was definitely a great summer read.


  1. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Will read more of this writer!

  2. I love Lisa Scottoline books she is one of the best authors today. This book is no exception she definitely lives up to her reputation as an author.

  3. Really a fascinating tale with plenty of plot twists and turns plus the very strong emotion of motherhood/step-motherhood.

    Highly recommended!