Book Review · Books

One Perfect Lie

On the way to a vacation recently I picked up a copy of Lisa Scottoline’s newest book, One Perfect Lie. Since I enjoy reading her novels I was excited to dive into this one.

I have to be honest and confess I wasn’t very into the storyline of coach Chris Brennan and his new job at a new school in what appeared the perfect small town in PA. Not until I got further into the story did a light bulb moment happen. I don’t want to give away spoilers, so all I want to share is if you enjoy suspense, family drama that’s not your own and in-depth characters, go pick up a copy of this book. Another great title. Thank you for sharing your imagination with us, Lisa!

Book Review · Books

Come Home

Lisa Scottoline hooked me with her hilarious memoirs written with her daughter Francesca. It wasn’t till this year when I borrowed a copy of, Every Fifteen Minutes, that I discovered her magic at writing fiction.

Lisa’s fiction is realistic, intense, colorful, emotional and hard to put down.  This novel is about the life of pediatrician, Jill Farrow, whose rebuilding her life after an ugly divorce with her ex-husband  William. She has a new relationship with a loving man named Sam. Her daughter Megan feels love and protected by her mom’s fiancé. Life takes an ugly turn when Jill’s ex-step daughter Abby shows up  drunk with the news that her dad, William is dead. Jill can’t stand her ex, but still cares about his daughters Abby and Victoria. Abby is sure her dad was murdered due to how died. Jill doesn’t want to believe the worst, but when Abby goes missing she wonders if there is something to Abby’s suspicions.

This book deals with the topics of divorce, what makes up a family and can ex family members still be considered family after the divorce is finalized? What would you do for loved ones even when society tells you it shouldn’t matter now that you are divorced and out of their lives? This book is fast paced. I read it in 2 days. 410 pages of nonstop, action, guessing where Lisa was taking the storyline and rooting for Lisa.