I enjoy all of Lisa Scottline’s books but Come Home is by far one of the most emotionally wringing novels I’vPosted a review of this book on my blog:
I enjoy all of Lisa Scottline’s books but Come Home is by far one of the most emotionally wringing novels I’ve read in years.
After divorcing, pediatrician Jill Farrow has finally gotten her life back on track. Her 13-year-old daughter Megan is happy and Jill is engaged to marry a wonderful man. But when her former stepdaughter suddenly appears one night with the news that Jill’s ex-husband was murdered, Jill’s world is turned upside down. Abby insists her father was murdered and enlists Jill’s help to find the killer.
Come Home combines the nail-biting tension of an expert thriller with the unbreakable ties of family. As Jill’s obligations to her fiance, the daughter she loves, and the daughter of her heart pull her in different directions, she battles to do what is right and bring her family home. If you’ve ever struggled with family ties and loyalty, this novel taps into all those turbulent emotions … and love.
Come Home by Lisa Scottoline Released 04/10/2013 by St. Martin’s Press ISBN (hardcover) 978-0312380823 ISBN (ebook) 978-1429942324
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Jackie Swaitkowski is an attorney practicing law in the Hamptons of Long Island. Her client is accused of murdering her late husband’s uncle … and nobJackie Swaitkowski is an attorney practicing law in the Hamptons of Long Island. Her client is accused of murdering her late husband’s uncle … and nobody wants to believe her client’s innocent.
The worst winter on record dumps endless snow on the Hamptons, which hampers our heroine’s attempts to discover who really committed the murder. Of course, Jackie’s the only person who believes Franco Raffinni is innocent and she really has to work at it. Also hampering her efforts to solve the mystery are members of her husband’s family and the Polish-American community in which they live, the victim’s widow, and emissaries of a local mob boss whose visits become increasingly more threatening and violent.
As a former resident of Long Island, I found myself skimming over the numerous references to the Hamptons; however, Jackie’s clever, witty, and entertaining personality MORE than made up for that minor flaw and I certainly didn’t skim anywhere else! I laughed out loud numerous times as I read this book in one sitting. Knopf does an excellent job writing from the perspective of his female character and I’ll be checking out more of Jackie’s adventures.
Bonefire of the Vanities, the 12th in Carolyn Haines‘ series about PI Sarah Booth Delaney, needs to be added to your summer reading list. It’s a cleveBonefire of the Vanities, the 12th in Carolyn Haines‘ series about PI Sarah Booth Delaney, needs to be added to your summer reading list. It’s a clever, funny, adventurous mystery you won’t want to put down once you start reading. Chock full of entertainment, this novel’s focus is a religious cult’s attempt to bilk an elderly billionaire of her fortune … and the PI who masquerades as a maid in her attempt to put an end to the scam.
Filled with charlatans, spooks, murder, and plot that’s both entertaining and thought-provoking, Bonefire of the Vanities is simply an excellent read. I was very impressed by Haines’ ability to simultaneously make me laugh out loud and shudder about the prospects of what just might happen next.
Excellent story displaying the author's offbeat sense of humor and wry perception of the human condition. Expect to alternately laugh like crazy and sExcellent story displaying the author's offbeat sense of humor and wry perception of the human condition. Expect to alternately laugh like crazy and shake your head in amazement....more