Author: Lisa Scottoline
448 Pages in Hardback
Listened to Audiobook
Published: April 12, 2016
Dates Read: July 30- August 11, 2016
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Book Summary from Amazon:
Donor 3319 Profile:
Tall. Blonde. Blue eyes.
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?
**Some spoilers- I am not giving away any huge spoilers in this review- but beware still!
This was my first book by Lisa Scottoline. The premise of the book made me want to read it. Luckily, my local library was offering it on audiobook so I requested it. There was a small wait list, so I had to wait about three months to read it.
If you choose to read this you need to put your sense of reality out the door. Try and enjoy it for the suspense/thriller it is. There is a lot of things with the book that are far from reality. Christine sees the picture of Zachary Jeffcoat on the news after his arrest and is all but convinced that he is the donor. Forget the fact that people do look alike; we all have a doppelganger out there somewhere. Christine and her husband Marcus (who is not supportive at all and he is put on the back burner for most of the book) find a lawyer and go about suing the fertility center to find out if their donor is Jeffcoat or not. This first part of the book seemed well researched in regard to fertility centers and infertility.
Here is where the book really goes out there and you HAVE to let go of reality. Christine decides that the prison where Jeffcoat is being held isn’t that far away, so she goes there with her best friend! They pretend to be freelance reporters to get in to see him. This would not happen in the real world!! And they meet him! She interviews him and finds a way to find out if he is Donor 3319. (I will not give this away). He also asks for help in finding an attorney as he only has a public defender. And guess what??? She does find an attorney for him!…. Now the attorney, Griff- I loved him!! He is the best character in this book. He is a “tell them like it is” guy. Then guess what crazy thing Christine does… She stays out of town away from her husband and very strained and troubled marriage and… works for Griff…. For free!! She also does not tell Griff who she is and what her real motives are.
It all comes down to is Jeffcoat a serial murderer or not? Is he donor 3319 or not?? You will have to read the book to find out. The second half of the book does become the thriller type book. And the last 2 discs got really good. I enjoyed the ending as well.
I almost rated the book 4 stars, but with the “believe-ability” issues I had with the book, I had to rate it 3.5 stars. I do recommend it if you enjoy thrillers.