Story is so predictable I knew what was going to happen before the frequent changes in direction the author tried to throw at me.
I did love the character of the lawyer Griff and was pleased to see the protagonist Christine had a mind of her own and didn't pander to her husband. Expect for the ending I didn't expect, this book that was just so so.
Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline involves an interesting moral dilemma. Christine Nilsson, schoolteacher, and her husband, Marcus are finally pregnant. They have been trying to get pregnant for quite some time. After a round of tests, it is discovered that Marcus is the culprit. They decided to use a sperm bank and picked a man that looked like Marcus. Then Christine sees a news report about Zachary Jeffcoat being arrested for murder. This man, Zachary, looks just like their donor. Is it him? Christine is sure it is the same man and sets out to find the truth. If their donor really is a murderer, what will they do about their baby? Christine finds herself trying to prove Zachary's innocence (hires him a lawyer).
I found Most Wanted to be an unsurprising novel that contains quite a bit superfluous writing. The story goes on for way too long (I started skimming and wondering if the novel would ever end). The book shows a woman who is out of control and no one stops her (blamed on hormones). Most Wanted was less than acceptable. I am surprised that this book was written by Lisa Scottoline. I found the book to be expected (predictable) especially the ending. I kept hoping for something unexpected or surprising (like killing off the whiny husband). I give Most Wanted 2 out of 5 stars. The characters were not enjoyable (or likeable) especially the husband, Marcus (he had some serious issues). If you want a 101 on sperm banks, then you will want to read this book. If you are looking for a crime novel/thriller, then this is not the book for you.
I received a complimentary copy of Most Wanted from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.
I think this is one of the worst books I have ever read. The storyline was completely unbelievable, the characters were completely unlikeable, and the ending was really, really dumb. As I was reading this, I wondered if maybe this was the first book Lisa Scottoline ever wrote and it was just now being published. It certainly isn't up to par with the other books she has written. Don't waste your time with this one - you'll never get that time back.
The main female character in this book was not the brightest bulb in the bunch. She did some pretty unreasonable actions and did not think before acting, putting herself in grave danger. The ending was a little predictable. Overall, the book was a fairly good read and I will always read this author's books.