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Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
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May 11, 2012

really liked it

This was a great audiobook to listen to, as it was filled with action, suspense, and emotional struggles. Reed did a wonderful job narrating this audiobook by embracing her characters as we follow her along a journey that has her struggling with her parental responibilities, loyalties, and obligations. Jill's life appears to be on the right track, as she is getting ready to marry a wonderful man, her daughter Megan is excelling in school, and her career as a pediatrician is back on track.

Jill cannot foresee how her life will take a drastic change when her stepdaughter from her previous marriage unexpectedly shows up on her doorstop one evening. Abby informs her that her father is dead and she suspects that he has been murdered. Jill thinks that Abby is hysterical from grief so takes the girl under her wing, hoping to alleviate her suspicions.

As Jill spends more time with Abby she is reminded of the love that she developed for both her and her sister. She was their mother at one time and she can't help but allow the motherly feelings to resurface. Jill does not expect the renewed relationship with her stepdaughters to create a rift with her husband-to-be, but she cannot ignore her parental longings.

As Jill takes a closer look at Abby's allegations surrounding her ex-husband's death, she notices some things that don't add up. As she continues her quest for the truth, Jill could end up in the middle of a scheme that not only puts her life in danger, but also everyone that she loves.

This was a very engaging audiobook, with my only complaint being the crying that happened early on in the book. I found these parts downright annoying, but maybe that comes from raising a daughter. Otherwise, this was a great book to listen to and with themes of parental obligations, love, and truth, I think it would also make a great book club selection. I don't hesitate in recommending this book for your listening pleasure.

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