Title: Most Wanted
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Reviewers: Jennifer & Dottie
If you’ve spent anytime on the blog lately you may have noticed that Jennifer and Dottie have written several dual reviews. What else have Jennifer and Dottie been chatting about? Find out at the end of this post. But first. They are back with you today to talk about Lisa Scottoline’s Most Wanted. Both Bookish Ladies were provided with an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for their honest reviews.
Summary: Christine and Marcus, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, and decide to use a sperm donor. Christine is sent into a tailspin when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders could be their donor – the biological father of the child she is carrying.
Jennifer’s 2-star review~
I hate it when I don’t like a book when I’ve enjoyed every other book of the authors that I’ve read.
The premise here sounded like a good one but it didn’t work for me. The whole book seemed to focus more on Christine and Marcus and their inability to conceive and how it was tough on their marriage, not the mystery at hand. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again … I want the mystery and suspense every time. I didn’t care at all about either Christine or Marcus. Christine’s actions were totally unbelievable to this reader. Why does everyone think they are detectives and should do the job of the police?! Marcus was too focused on himself. The storytelling in Most Wanted is so slow and so boring for 95% of the book. The last 5% and the big reveal did nothing to save this book. The resolution was too fast!
All this said, Scottoline will remain an author whose books I’ll continue to read. Here’s to the next one.
Dottie’s 3-star review~
I usually really love Lisa Scottoline’s work. I have to say that while I didn’t love Most Wanted, I didn’t hate it. Although the storyline to me seemed unbelievable, I had hope that I’d come to enjoy this book.
The story that ensues is where I am left shaking my head thinking, “Who would do this??” Christine goes on a crusade, against her husband’s wishes, to find out if this killer is actually the father of her unborn child, and if he is really guilty of being a serial killer. I’ll admit that there were some very thrilling moments to the story that kept me turning the pages, but they were outnumbered by the unrealistic moments.
Bottom line: I’ll still read Lisa Scottoline’s work. She is still one of my favorites.
Jennifer and Dottie have teamed up for these other Bookish Devices reviews ~
Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
April 11, 2016 at 9:11 am
I’ve read 16 books by Lisa Scottoline and my ratings have gone from 3 to 5. Sometimes she hits it just right. About half the time (judging by my 7 3-star ratings) she doesn’t. Will I keep reading her books? Probably. Will I keep going if I don’t like it from the beginning? Maybe not.
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