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fairly typical Scottoline,
This review is from: Come Home (Hardcover)
I've read all of this authors books and I found Come Home to be fairly typical. I'd put off reading it because the "professional" reviews I'd read were less than stellar (echoed I see now by many reviews on Amazon). But I didn't think the book was any better or any worse than the bulk of her books. It's quick, easy, entertaining, and also silly and unbelievable. Her writing is almost cartoonish ("HELP, HELP" Victoria screamed. CRACK! went another gunshot even closer.) but that's the case in all of her books. I agree with other reviewers here that I didn't find Jill or any of the characters sympathetic and thought they all acted in ways that made no sense. There are lots and lots of twists and turns, particularly in the second half of the book, which keeps things moving but also becomes so over the top it's almost not pleasant. I most enjoyed the first part of the book with its focus on the divided loyalties of blended families, and interestingly recently read another book, Paradise Falls, which deals with the same issue. Must be the new trendy subject.
In short, if you're looking to be entertained on the beach or a long plane ride, or if you just like a light read, this book might fit the bill.