Come Home (Hardcover)
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author
Gold Medal Winner in the Florida Book Awards for Popular Fiction
Silver Medal Winner in the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards for Thriller & Suspense
Torn between two cultures—allegiance to two families—a child in the middle
Nicole Nelson and Ahmed Masud are a dynamic, highly successful Philadelphia couple. They are partners in a thriving plastic surgery practice, are very much in love, and they adore their young son, Alex. But cracks are beginning to appear in their fairy-tale life: lingering post-9/11 prejudice against Arab men, accumulating malpractice lawsuits for Ahmed, and most recently, pressure from Ahmed’s wealthy family in Cairo for him to return to Egypt—permanently—with his son.
The Masud family pressure becomes a demand as the Hosni Mubarak regime is seriously threatened by protestors in Egypt. Ahmed’s family owes their control of the Egyptian cotton empire directly to Mubarak cronyism. If Mubarak goes down, the Masuds will surely lose their wealth, maybe even their lives. They need Ahmed back in Egypt to implement their plan to move their fortune and family out of Egypt and into South America.
Ahmed must make a decision—stay with Nicole in America or obey his father. And what about their son?
Tragic consequences, which Ahmed could have never foreseen, propel both the Masud family and the Nelson family on a path toward unspeakable tragedy.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Patricia Gussin has practiced medicine and has worked in medical research as worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare products company. She is a graduate of Aquinas College, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Columbia University Business School, and has an honorary degree from Duquesne University.
Gussin’s first novel, Shadow of Death, was a finalist for Best First Novel by International Thriller Writers. Twisted Justice, The Test, And Then There Was One, Weapon of Choice, and After the Fall, winner of the Florida Book Award, followed. Come Home, Gussin’s seventh novel, won the 2017 Florida Book Award Gold Medal in Popular Fiction.
She lives in Sarasota, Florida, and in Amagansett, New York, with her husband, Dr. Robert Gussin, and together they co-authored What’s Next...For You?
“Brave, unflinching suspense—elegant, intelligent, and superb.” — Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of No Middle Name and Night School
"The tight suspense unfurls almost lyrically in this high-stakes tale of a mother’s desperation. The lines between right and wrong and good and evil are smudged almost beyond recognition, but there's emotional clout that resonates, all leading to a provocative conclusion. A terrific story, told terrifically." — Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Lost Order
“Patricia Gussin's Come Home is a superbly crafted novel by a gifted author with a genuine flair for narrative-driven characters.” — Midwest Book Review
“Spanning three continents and two very different cultures, Gussin connects with the very relatable feelings of love, devotion, greed, and arrogance… Gussin keeps the tension up compelling the reader to continue on to the next chapter.” — Killer Nashville
“Constantly exciting, Come Home is filled with detailed information… all is portrayed with vivid detail… Gussin delivers an amazing ride with the original, suspenseful and high-powered story.” — Florida Weekly