Beach Read Book Review: Philly Author, Lisa Scottoline’s MOST WANTED

Most Wanted

I am starting to head into crazy busy season. Summer for our family is filled with camps, travel, work and balancing time with Little Man… Also tons of birthday parties, picnics and all of those fun (but exhausting) activities that summer brings.

One of my favorite things to do is read, but I rarely get free time during the week. As summer comes I look for beach reads that I can digest while sitting on the sand on Topsail Island and good news is, I found the perfect read! If you are looking for a book to put on your summer reading list – add MOST WANTED!

I love a good thriller and Lisa Scottoline does not dissapoint with Most Wanted.  Here is a little recap of the book:

About Most Wanted

Christine Nilsson and her husband Marcus desperately want a baby.  After years of trying, unable to conceive, they discover that Marcus is infertile.  Working with a highly respected fertility doctor and clinic, they decide together that Christine will use a donor to conceive.  Three months pass and Christine is happily pregnant, and saying her final farewells to her beloved colleagues at Nutmeg Hill Elementary School.

But a chance glimpse of a news report on TV results in a shocking revelation.  Christine discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor – the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, she must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth.

Are you hooked yet? As someone who had struggled with infertility, it definitely strikes a chord and the topic is something that you could see today on the news. In fact, last week, THIS was on the news. The industry isn’t strictly regulated.

For our Philly readers you will love that the backdrop for a large portion of the book is West Chester, PA. One of my favorite places and home of my one semester alma mater WCU!

It also poses some moral quandries as well – what would you do if you found out that your sperm donor was a serial killer??? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

About Lisa Scottoline

Photo Credit: April Narby
Photo Credit: April Narby

Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 26 novels, including her latest work, MOST WANTED. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritellafor the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?, and earlier books, Have a Nice Guilt Trip; Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim; Best Friends, Occasional Enemies; My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space; and Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV. Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction” at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

You can learn more about Lisa, her books and her adorable pups over at