Dr. Eric Parrish is the chief of the psychiatric unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia....
Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce.
When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops....
On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying for a job as a high school government teacher, and his references are impeccable. But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie....
Jake Whitmore is enjoying a rare bonding moment with his 16-year-old son, Kurt, when disaster strikes....
From the best-selling author of Think Twice and Look Again comes an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences, and the need for justice....
After being caught in a terrifying riot while visiting a prison, law professor Natalie Greco is framed for murder....
Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused....
From The New York Times best-selling author of Come Home comes a riveting thriller about one man's search for his wife's killer....
Cate Fante is strong and smart, but when she gets appointed a federal judge, even she wonders if she can do the job justice....
When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is almost shot to death....
To Philadelphia lawyer Grace Rossi, who's starting over after a divorce, a part-time job with a federal appeals court sounds perfect....
How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber....
It starts as a prank - a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe....
The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers....
At the age of 13, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end....
Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat....
Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem....
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 serial killer?
What happened to Scottoline's flawed characters (Bennie, Mary, Judy) and sly humor? This main character is bland, sincere and boring. Not to mention unbelievable. Unlike her earlier character driven work, this novel feels like Social issues 101. Even Julia Whelan's excellent narration couldn't make this book suspenseful.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or Julia Whelan?
The narrator is mostly ok. I have listened to her before, but I kept thinking of a villain from another book when she was doing a certain character in this one (won't say, don't want to spoil it). I realize that a narrator only has so many voices but it was really annoying mixing up the books.
What could Lisa Scottoline have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
She needs a much better finish. A bit more attention to detail would also help, so that the plot would be a bit more believable.
Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have listened to Julia Whelan before, and she is really bad with male characters.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
With the flaws I have mentioned, I would still have liked this book if the author had given the conclusion more thought. Very disappointing conclusion. She took a short-cut by introducing a character out of left-field, as well as having a final chase scene that was very poorly constructed. So for 11 hours I was fine, but I wish the finish would have lived up to the rest of the book.
22 of 24 people found this review helpful
The main idea was great and interesting, however 1/4 of the way in it just changed into something different and by the end I was like, wait...what?
The main character was not very likable, actually the same can be said of all the characters.
The narration was ok for the most part, except the narrator made a super weird voice when speaking like a man. It was extremely irritating and I never got used to it. I wish she'd just read it. No need for changing your voice, specially when it sounds so bad. Sorry.
I'd say it's PG-13. Some violence. Some mature content. Nothing explicit.
28 of 32 people found this review helpful
I always love a good mystery and this one gave me far more than I expected.
Some reviewers have expressed that they find parts of this story implausible, but many parts rang true because I went through a similar situation with a friend. My dear friend went through assisted reproduction with donor sperm and found out her donor was a VERY bad man. We too had to do a bit of detective work to get to the truth.
All in all, this was an enjoyable story. A few twists and turns. Written with in a pregnant woman's multifaceted point of view. It inspired a few deep discussions with my husband who heard parts of the story as he worked around the house. He hates stories with unnecessary melodrama, but this tale was never really overdone and many of the characters reminded us of people we know.
I was sad to come to the end, but it was a satisfying conclusion. I tried to finish it in one day, staying up much longer than I'd planned (the story kept me entertained while I made decorations for a baby shower). Alas, my hubby and pets finally convinced me to go to bed but I woke early to hear the last 6 chapters.
IMHO, it was well worth my precious monthly Audible credit.
27 of 31 people found this review helpful
This story was soap opera-ish, the characters were one dimensional, the concerns were trendy but not treated with insight, and the plot was preposterous. Ridiculous plot twists. I can handle a bit of those qualities in escapist reading but they overwhelmed this book.
Earlier books by Scottoline have had engaging, flaws characters, interesting legal notes and better plots. Maybe next one will be better.
16 of 19 people found this review helpful
I do not know if was because my city was featured in this one or what but, I really enjoyed this fast paced mystery. The ending... well it was a bit of a disappointment but, the overall story was just great. Use the credit for this one.,,you will love it!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Unfortunately I became more engaged with counting the clichés that the author used than with the plot. From the beginning I knew who was not the killer. When the real killer made his final appearance and. became road kill it wasn't even a surprise. The only clever thing about the story was the sub plot of the ego trip of Marcus as he wandered around in his mind hating himself for being sterile and therefore not being able to populate his world with his "wonderful" self. However, in spite of all the negatives this was a fairly good listen.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
I really had a hard time rating this one. It was a very good story with plenty of twists and turns as I've come to love with Scottoline's writing. My only problem was the subject matter,. I found it difficult to image a pregnant mother would be that concerned. It really is a good book anyway, ugh, still having problems with the rating. What the heck, if you're a Scottoline fan then why not just read it!!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
I used to be a Lisa Scottoline fan, but this book was just so disappointing. Have we lost the art of editing? We are treated to a detailed description of a character scrolling through her iPhone' every characters chuckles, usually more than once in the same scene; and the sheer repetition was appalling. None of the characters is especially likeable, with the possible exception of the stereotypical irascible old lawyer. Seriously? I know it's trouble when I'm rooting for the bad guy to kill the protagonist. Don't waste your time on this book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Most Wanted again? Why?
I was intrigued by the story but would not listen to it again.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Elizabeth definitely makes the story. She is just so committed to this baby that she won my heart.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator did a terrible job trying to read male parts. They all sounded stodgy and fake. It was annoying.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I couldn't but I certainly would have. The story was so good. I kept trying to anticipate what was coming next... incorrectly! Loved it.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful