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?
Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award--winning author of eighteen novels. She has served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and her recent novel Look Again has been optioned for a feature film. She is a weekly columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and her columns have been collected in two books and optioned for television. She has 25 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets. Visit her at www.lisascottoline.com.
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