Reviews of Come Home (2012)
Review by michael a draper (2012-04-25)
In this novel, Lisa Scottoline explores the depth of a mother's love and the extent that a mother might go to to protect her family.
Jill's former stepdaughter, Abby, appears at Jill's hme in a distraught manner and claims that her father has been murdered.
Jill is a pediatrician and learns that her ex-huband William died four days ago by mixing perscription drugs and alcohol. Abby thinks that with Jill's medical background, she could look into the murder.
Jill is moved by Abby's sadness. Megan is a thirteen-year-old daughter of Jill and William and when they go to a memorial for William, his other daughter, Victoria demands that they leave and accuses Jill of abandoning her.
Jill explains to Megan that William stole from her, including perscription pads that could have ruined her as a doctor.
Things seem to be going in a certain direction but the author demonstrates and excellent story telling ability with a change of direction that was well done.
The concluding part of this novel will make the reader sit up and cheer.
(This review refers to the 2012 version titled “Come Home”)