What would you do if your most precious dream turned into a nightmare? If the one thing that you most wanted could end up being the death of you? Do I have your attention?
I am so excited to be sharing today’s book review with you! As many of you know, I am a bookseller so that reading and recommending books is something I absolutely love. And today’s review involving Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline (affl. link) will knock your socks off.
Or keep you up for hours. Make you lose a few hours of sleep. And make you look at every stranger with a closer eye!
Let me preface this post by saying this is the first time I have read Ms. Scottoline. I admit, I don’t generally read mystery novels, and they are just not my favorite genre. So I kind of went into this reading with a preconceived notion about the book.
I am so thrilled to report that it totally changed my views on mystery novels! That is a huge thing for me, as I generally stick to the same type of books. But if you are looking for your next awesome beach read, then you need to run to your local bookstore on April 12th and buy Most Wanted.
Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline:
I think the first thing that attracted me to this book was the fact that it was set in my home state. I find that when a book can connect with me on all levels, I tend to want to read them more. So what is Most Wanted all about?
Meet Christine and Marcus. They are going through intensely personal hardships involving the starting of their family. While I never went through that, most readers will probably be able to relate to the struggles this couple has gone through. The feelings. The anger. The doubt. All of it. I think it is what makes this book so, well, real. Yes, I know it is a work of fiction, but it is still painfully real to many.
Marcus and Christine deal with some expected issues that comes with infertility( you know, feelings of inadequacy and failure), and one extremely unexpected and heart wrenching issue: apparently their donor is a serial killer.
Can you just imagine being excited about finally getting your heart’s desire, and then it turns into horror when you realize that the man who is the biological father of your baby is wanted for murder?
Hello? Can you say wow? If you love reading anything about medical issues, then this is definitely a book that should find it’s way into your beach bag. Just don’t forget to apply sunscreen because you will not want to put this book down.
I won’t spoil anything more about the book except for this: it kept me hooked from cover to cover. Me, the girl who dislikes mystery writing. At least, I used to! And, let’s be honest, it made me look at strangers in a whole new way!
And now for some fun. I am giving away a copy of Most Wanted to my readers. A few quick things: you must be over 18 years to win and live in the United States. To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment and tell me where you will be taking your copy of Most Wanted on vacation this Summer. Hurry, the contest ends April 26th at 11:59 EST.
If you can’t wait to see if you won the giveaway, be sure to head out on April 12th and grab your copy of Most Wanted. You won’t regret it! You can order online at Amazon.com(affl. link) or at Barnes & Noble.
(Photo Credit- April Narby) Lisa Scottoline is a 20 time New York Times best-selling and an Edgar award-winning author with over 20 novels (in 20 years) under her belt, including her latest novel CORRUPTED (St. Martin’s Press, Oct. 27, 2015). Her stories have been translated into 25 different languages and her wildly popular, weekly non-fiction column, “Chick Wit,” co-written with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, appears in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lisa, a Philadelphia native, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earned a B.A. in English in just three years and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School cum laude. Lisa worked as a trial attorney until the birth of her daughter, Francesca Serritella. She left the firm to raise Francesca and began a part-time career writing legal fiction.
*Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader copy of Most Wanted in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Photo and bio courtesy of the public relations department for Ms. Scottoline.