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
I suppose I was expecting this book to be more of a conversation about motherhood and the ways in which we love; however, it turned into a pseudo-mystery, and had a lot of elements of a detective story. This is definitely a thriller.
I loved Christine, our heroine. She was a headfirst, lovable grade school teacher, and it was easy to see her passion. For me, she carried the book and was the reason that I wanted to keep reading. Her beliefs remained constant and I really brought into her as a character, and I loved seeing her around her best friend and communicating with her mother.
Maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I'd approached this as a thriller type of novel, but since I was expecting a more thought provoking piece of women's fiction with elements of a thriller, it was hard for me to get excited about murder scene investigations and interviewing neighbours about crimes committed.
There were some intriguing legal issues brought up that definitely made me think about the whole artificial insemination aspect and a little about designer children as well, but that was the geek in me.
I was honestly quite disappointed by the ending. Firstly, I felt like it went against what I was hoping to get from this book. Secondly, a character underwent a massive change of heart and while it was kind of sweet, I was still angry and I wanted Christine to be angry too.
This was definitely a solid book, but I'd recommend it more for people who like an element of mystery and action than those looking for a simple women's fiction read. If you enjoy solving crimes, you'll enjoy this.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.