Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

imageWhen 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.

The premise of this book is different. Christine. who has finally become pregnant through IVF using donor sperm, spots someone on TV who has very similar looks to the picture of their sperm donor. When she insists on finding out if it is their donor or not she opens up a huge can of worms and trouble in the process. her husband, Marcus, insists she gives up on trying to find out if the man who has been arrested is actually their donor, Christine enlists the help of her best friend to find out the truth but she has taken things too far.

I did find her determination to find out the truth to be all consuming to the point of near destruction a bit much, almost as much as Marcus is about not finding out. The twists and turns in the story are head spinning and leaves you guessing as to exactly who 3319 is and what id actually going on.
All in all it is implausible that Christine would go through all that she went through just to find out who 3319 is. Marcus, I really didn’t like him at all, was controlling and very emotionally stand offish due to the fact that he felt that he wasn’t the baby’s father.

I struggled with this one and am torn about how I feel about this story once I let it sit and digest a bit. At first I was going to give it a 4 star but the more I thought about it the more I felt like it was more of a 3 star book. A good read but not that realistic as to the lengths that were taken with the characters.

ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review

3/5 stars


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