But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepda...more
The other dialogue was bad, too. No one talks like the way the characters did. I almost threw up at some of the phrases the author used, like when talking about the one annoying, clueless stepdaughter "practic...more
"Come Home" is a stand-alone, with new characters and a plot that be...more
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...more
COME HOME is a thriller with twists, unexpected turns and hints of conspiracies, and it succeeds as that. But COME HOME is about more than that. It examines the concept of family and family responsibilities. Jill leads a hectic life. She is a pediatrician for a medical firm and the case of one of her infant patients occupies her time. She has a thirteen-year-old daughter Megan from her first marriage who i...more
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...more
Where to begin? The mystery at the core of the book isn't terrible, but it's thinly presented and full of holes. That's not the real problem, though. The real problems are the characters (who behave in ways that make no sense whatsoever) and the dialogue (w...more
I am a mystery/suspense/thriller buff and this was so sappy, I felt embarrassed for the characters.
Jill Farrow seems to have her life together finally. Her beloved first husband had died and that not only caused her grief but caused her to have to give birth to daughter Megan alone (she found out she was pregnant a week after his death). Her next relationship with sleazy pharmaceutical rep William who all the w...more
Jill got divorced from her ex because she found out he was lying to her which embarrassed her in her profession, along with money issues. The ex tells his two daughters Jill was cheating on him. She...more
I’ve talked about this weakness of mine before. If I see a really awesome bargain on a hardcover book with the words, “New York Times Best Seller” on it, I’m gunna buy it. It’s a money draining habit of mine and I have books piled all over my apartment because of it. Sometimes the habit’s not so bad. I pick up some well-written books I probably would have never thought twice about before I saw the bargain price. It even helps me discover new authors to recommend their books to my book loving f...more
Here's the problem with Come Home: it reads like it and Save Me, also by Scottoline, were entries for a writing con...more
I enjoy reading Lisa Scottoline's books because she writes strong, ind...more
Was not impressed with this book and then saw that it was her 18th so maybe it was just me.
I just have issues with this book - I understand she was trying to solve a mystery but the lack of parenting just rubbed me the wrong way and then the twist of Mega and the boy, the one patient we heard about out of all of her patients, just so many little things that didn't sit well with me.
I think I will stick with Danielle Steele, N...more
Scottoline writes great suspense. I've read all her previous books.
In this book, there is some suspense, but not enough for me. It's about a mom with one daughter, one nasty ex-husband, one nice dead husband, two ex-step-daughters, one fiance and a dog.
The mom is a pediatrician and a nurturer.
I'm missing the snappy dialogue with Scottoline's more ethnic characters. This WASP family...more
Jills exhusband passed away and his daughter Abby is convinced its murder. Jill was a mother to Abby and her sister Victoria but with Williams manipulation, she and her daughter Megan became estranged from Abby and Victoria. When Abby rea...more
This story line is a bad fantasy that consistently brought to mi...more
but this book was a bit of a disappointment for me. I had a really hard
time getting in to the book first of all and then I found I just wasn't
interested in the plot. However, the premise of the plot was an
interesting one just not my cup of tea I guess.
Come Home covers two basic topics. It's a murder mystery at the heart of
the story but it is also about motherhood – specifically asking, when
does the obligation and responsibil...more
Jill Farrow a paediatrician ,mom,stepmom, widow, divorcee, fiancee. She does justice to all these roles and believe in keeping up relationships
Her life starts to change when her stepdaughter Abby appears on her doorsteps and begs to help her unravel the mystery of her father death who is also Jill ex-husband
She is trying to balance to keep up her present relationship with her...more
The characters seemed really 2 dimensional. And the plot was way too convenient. car accident. kidnapped by fake fbi agents. knocked unconscious with a punch in the eye that breaks the eye bone and strangled near to death. Of course, I don't need t...more
I would turn on anyone who turned on my kids. Fact.
Scottoline's heroine here, though, turns Spenser for hire when a mystery presents itself to her stepdaughters, absent from her life for three years. To the ext...more