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.I started out this book by listening to it as an audiobook, and very much enjoyed listening to it in that format. It's read by Maggi-Meg Reed, who does a really lovely job with the book and has a voice that is very nice to listen to. However, I kept running out of time to listen to the book in an audio format and was desperate to know what happened next in the book, that I ended up going to the library and getting Come Home in book format. Then I made the mistake of starting to read at 11 PM and ended up staying up for hours, caught up in the great story.
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?
This is an excellent book with a pace that never stops and lots of twists and turns in the mystery. It's also a great story of love and family and relationships. I very much enjoyed everything about Come Home and I will definitely be seeking out other books by this author. And I passed the audiobook on to my friend who has a long commute everyday- I know she'll like it as much as I did!
Disclosure: I received this audiobook to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.