Title: Most Wanted
Author: Lisa Scotolino
Published: April 12th, 2016
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
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Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, they find themselves facing a difficult choice they had never anticipated. After many appointments with specialists, endless research, and countless conversations, they make the decision to use a donor.
Two months pass and Christine is happily pregnant. but one day, she is shocked to see a young blond man on the TV news being arrested for a series of brutal murders-and the blond man bears an undeniable and uncanny resemblance to her donor.
Delving deeper to uncover the truth, Christine must confront a terrifying reality and face her worst fears. Riveting and fast-paced, with the depth of emotionality that has garnered Lisa Scottoline legions of fans, Most Wanted poses an ethical and moral dilemma: What would you do if the biological father of your unborn child was a killer?
Things I enjoyed about this book:
Lisa Scottoline was able to draw me in and quickly, something important to me. I thought the plot was intriguing and the flow felt right. Most Wanted made me think, both about my motherly instincts and even brought up deep ethical questions. This would make a great book club read because it has so many “what if” questions about fertility, donor rights, and questions about the parents receiving the donations. It did have me in suspense at the end!
The Things I Didn’t Enjoy:
Although I did enjoy Most Wanted, I did have a hard time believing in this plot. It was very far fetched. The husband and wife dynamic was horribly portrayed and felt splotchy. I don’t want to give too much away, but I also felt that the suspect in the end, wasn’t too believable, but perhaps that’s how it was supposed to be.
MRS BIRDS WORDS REVIEW
Lisa Scottoline deserves 4 out 5 bird feathers for her novel Most Wanted. Overall it was a fun suspense novel to listen to that kept me engaged until the end. It posed great questions that I am still thinking about. Most Wanted lost points in being believable, but that’s fiction for you! I’d still recommend reading this one, I enjoyed it.
Although it is an adult fiction… There was some swearing, sex/rape talk and a little bit of graphic murder talk. It wasn’t a lot though, still readable!