*Have You Heard? * Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure* Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Posted May 25, 2016 by RobbieLea in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

*Have You Heard? * Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure* Most Wanted by Lisa ScottolineMost Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
Also by this author: Keep Quiet, Daddy's Girl, Every Fifteen Minutes, Look Again, Corrupted (Rosato & DiNunzio, #3), After Anna
Published by St. Martin's Press, Macmillan Audio on April 12th 2016
Pages: 438
ISBN: 1250010136

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-pace, 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?

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Before I even get started, I have to ask, wouldn’t you just love to kiss those sweet little feet on the book cover? I can’t imagine a better grabber for author Lisa Scottoline’s latest suspense-filled novel, Most Wanted.  As I do from time to time, I tested  the waters with this one by reading a bit about what others are thinking and it has certainly opened to mixed reviews.  Most Wanted is not going to go down as one of my favorite Lisa Scottoline books, but the fact remains, she is an author who invariably keeps me guessing until the very end of her books. Certainly this book is no exception because the bad guy comes out of left field. The only disappointment I felt was because I had concocted a list of potential villains as long as my arm, and it was none of them! I seriously thought I had figured out how the author’s mind works and, for once, I was determined to have the perp on my short list. There isn’t much I can say about how far adrift I went on my Imagination Ocean without giving spoilers, and I wouldn’t want any of you to miss an opportunity to suspect each and every one of the characters of being a serial killer! I am glad I don’t have to support myself with my detective work since I would, no doubt, starve!

What to say about narrator Julia Whelan? I am very familiar with her work since she has narrated several of Nora Roberts’ works (The Witness, Whiskey Beach, The Collector, et al) as well as the wildly popular Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Follow this link for an article about an exceptional performer who has a knack for assigning voices to her characters that give insight into their personalities. For example, I disliked the character Marcus Nilsson from the first sentence Ms. Whelan spoke in his voice. And his arrogant father? Ugh! She plays the character of lawyer Francis Xavier Griffith as being crusty without being harsh and, after listening to her interpretation of the hapless would-be medical student turned sperm donor, Zachary Jeffcoat, could anybody really want him to be a serial killer?

Most Wanted is a good story with engaging characters and, as always, Ms. Scottoline educates her readers about pertinent aspects of the storyline – in this case, sperm banks, sperm donors, and the potential dilemmas facing couples dealing with infertility issues. There was a bit of a slow down in the story while Christine Nilsson is playing amateur detective, but from my perspective, it was needed after the intensity of the first part of the book.  Up to that point, I found myself rearranging my schedule so I could listen because I was so caught up in the Nilssons’ drama. The author picked up the pace again toward the conclusion with its startling revelations, so my review wouldn’t be complete without my usual whine about Ms. Scottoline’s books . . . she fooled me again!



About Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels including her most recent, AFTER ANNA, and also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella, called Chick Wit, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has won many honors and awards, notably the Edgar Award, given for excellence in crime fiction, and the Fun Fearless Female Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine. She also teaches a course she created, called Justice and Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and regularly does speaking engagements. There are twenty-five million copies of her books in print, and she is published in over thirty other countries.Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her array of disobedient pets.

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