Most Wanted

Most Wanted

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"Lisa Scottoline delivers another searing, powerful blockbuster novel that explores hot-button issues within the framework of an intricately plotted thriller. When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor - the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth. Most Wanted is sure to be Lisa Scottoline's most discussed, bestselling novel yet"--
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250010131
Branch Call Number: FIC Scot
Characteristics: 438 pages


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Jan 28, 2018

This is another terrific novel of suspense by Lisa Scottoline. Christine & Marcus Nilsson discover that Marcus cannot produce viable sperm - crushing their dreams of having a baby of their own. They make the difficult decision to use a sperm donation to enable them to become parents. When Christine finally conceives, she sees a TV clip of a man arrested for the brutal serial murders of three nurses. She is convinced he is the donor, judging from his background and the picture provided by the sperm bank (the sperm bank won't reveal the identity of the donor because of privacy regulations).
Marcus fears the donor is a psychopath and their unborn child will inherit the same tendency to kill. He wants Christine to have an abortion. Their different opinions on this cause great friction in their marriage. What follows is Christine's quest to meet the donor and find out if he really is the killer and the donor.
Great read with an ending that I was happy with!

Oct 07, 2016

This was an OK read. I got through it fairly quickly. The story was a little unrealistic and I felt Christine went way beyond what someone would actually do in the same situation. The ending was rather abrupt and seemed rushed.

Sep 19, 2016

Not my favourite Scottoline book but okay. The ending was predictable. It was just okay...

Jun 15, 2016

Reading Lisa Scottoline stand-alones is a lot like eating donuts. So good while you're eating them but afterwards soooo much regret. Newly pregnant Christine Nilsson is watching the news when she sees a man arrested for a serial killing and recognizes him as her sperm donor. Proactive (or nutcase) Christine confronts him in prison and decides he's innocent (he has to be, otherwise her baby would be tainted). She gets him a lawyer, investigates and on and on. Books like this drive me crazy with how incompetent they make the police out to be. And don't get me started with how poorly the author paints her male characters. Christine's husband is a real putz (but girlfriends are golden). Scottoline's also getting lazy with her writing. She must have used "made a beeline" at least 4-5 times and she always has some factual errors that are minor but make me crazy.

Jun 04, 2016

Most Wanted got me thinking about different things. How would I feel if I couldn't have kids? Which psychological disorders are hereditary? If I used donor sperm what would I want to know about the donor? What if the donor is a serial killer??
Is donor 3319 the Nurse Killer? Sometimes I was convinced he was and sometimes there was more than reasonable doubt. But it kept me engaged throughout

May 30, 2016

I absolutely loved this book! The most interesting book I have read since The girl on the train!

May 30, 2016

Most Wanted - What would you do if the sperm donor for your unborn child was a serial killer? Another great read from Lisa Scottoline.

May 27, 2016

In general I like Lisa Scottoline's books and this one was no exception. However, the plot seemed rather bizarre. Granted in today's reproductive world it was realistic; but somewhat melodramatic. It was only because of Scottoline's talents as a writer that she manged to keep the thread of the plot and the characters together.

May 11, 2016

Main character comes across as naive and foolish. Ridiculous and boring.

May 05, 2016

I was disappointed in this book. The story dragged on and on. I didn't feel invested in the characters, who seemed two-dimensional. I gave up reading at p50 and flipped to the last few chapters (thankfully short) to discover whether the donor was a killer or not. Truthfully, I just didn't care but felt obliged to do so, in case someone wanted to discuss the book.

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