St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312380823, 384pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her "New York" "Times" bestsellers "Save Me, " "Think Twice, " and "Look Again." Now, with her new novel, "Come Home, " she ratchets up the suspense with the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past.
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 doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill's ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don't add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can't turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.
"Come Home "reads with the breakneck pacing of a thriller while also exploring the definition of motherhood, asking the questions: Do you ever stop being a mother? Can you ever have an ex-child? What are the limits to love of family?
Praise for Save Me
“You won’t be able to put this one down.”---Jodi Picoult, author of Sing You Home and House Rules
"Powerful, provocative, and page-turning!"--Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Heart of the Matter and Something Borrowed“A white-hot crossover novel about the perils of mother love . . . Scottoline shifts gears at every curve with the cool efficiency of a NASCAR driver.”--Kirkus Reviews “A novel packed with excitement and emotion, Save Me is a gut-clenching, heart-stirring read.”--Sandra Brown, author of Tough Customer "...a satisfying, nail-biting thriller."--Publishers Weekly
“Heart-pounding! Open up Save Me, and save yourself with a great book.”--Lisa Gardner, author of Live to Tell“Scottoline masterfully fits every detail into a tight plot chock-full of real characters, real issues, and real thrills. A story anchored by the impenetrable power of a mother’s love, it begs the question, just how far would you go to save your child?”--Booklist
"Save Me is thrilling and infused with love. Brilliant, I couldn’t put it down.”--Louise Penny, author of Bury Your Dead