Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Book - 2016
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"Spellbinding. Another tour de force from Scottoline. It drew me in, in a single breath." -Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl

Donor 3319 Profile:
Tall. Blonde. Blue eyes.
Medical Student.
Wanted for Serial Murder.

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?

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250010131
Branch Call Number: SCO
Characteristics: 438 p. ;,25 cm

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Veevee88
Apr 01, 2018

Enjoyed this book. I am glad I discovered this author because her books catch your interest right from the first chapter. Some of Scottoline’s overdone descriptions seem to me to be unnecessary and she seems to like the words “khaki” and “golf shirts” to descibe mens attire in all her books. Really? Other than that love the twists and turns to keep you engagd in the book. Great storylines!

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htliang
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!

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Zoelexi777
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.

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melanith
Sep 19, 2016

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

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lpreston214
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.

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Yellagirlgc
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

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CrystalTony
May 30, 2016

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

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GusAndAbe
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.

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writermala
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.

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lizzyb
May 11, 2016

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

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