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Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Lisa Scottoline

St. Martin's Press

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“Spellbinding. Another tour de force from Scottoline. It drew me in, in a single breath.”–Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl

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, the New York Times bestseller, Most Wanted, poses an ethical and moral dilemma: What would you do if the biological father of your unborn child was a killer?


Chapter One


 


Christine Nilsson walked to the closed door with anticipation. She knew everyone was waiting for her inside the teachers’ lounge, ready to surprise her. She’d guessed...

Praise for Most Wanted

"In novel after novel, Lisa Scottoline has proven herself a master of stories that combine familial love — especially that of mothers for their children — with nail-biting stories of spirited everywomen bent on finding the truth. Her new novel, Most Wanted, demonstrates again her skill with this kind of domestic suspense tale." – The Washington Post

"This is a potboiler of a book, crammed full of agonizing choices confronting appealing, relatable characters. Scottoline has penned more hardboiled tales, but never one as heartfelt and emotionally raw, raising her craft to the level of Judith Guest and Alice Hoffman. Most Wanted is a great thriller and a gut-wrenching foray into visceral angst that is not to be missed." – The Providence Journal

A suburban crime tale told with Scottoline’s penchant for humor and soul-baring characterization."
– Booklist on Most Wanted

"A page-turner that will satisfy." – Library Journal on Most Wanted

"A Connecticut teacher’s long-sought and hard-fought pregnancy turns into a nightmare when Scottoline unleashes one of her irresistible hooks on her." – Kirkus Reviews on Most Wanted

“Scottoline knows how to keep readers in her grip.” –The New York Times Book Review

"A virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot." —The Washington Post

“An intense, breathless ride.” –Jodi Picoult

“Packed with emotion.” –Sandra Brown

“Provocative.” –Emily Giffin

“Gripping.” –Kristin Hannah

"Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching … More…

"In novel after novel, Lisa Scottoline has proven herself a master of stories that combine familial love — especially that of mothers for their children — with nail-biting stories of spirited everywomen bent on finding the truth. Her new novel, Most Wanted, demonstrates again her skill with this kind of domestic suspense tale." – The Washington Post

"This is a potboiler of a book, crammed full of agonizing choices confronting appealing, relatable characters. Scottoline has penned more hardboiled tales, but never one as heartfelt and emotionally raw, raising her craft to the level of Judith Guest and Alice Hoffman. Most Wanted is a great thriller and a gut-wrenching foray into visceral angst that is not to be missed." – The Providence Journal

A suburban crime tale told with Scottoline’s penchant for humor and soul-baring characterization."
– Booklist on Most Wanted

"A page-turner that will satisfy." – Library Journal on Most Wanted

"A Connecticut teacher’s long-sought and hard-fought pregnancy turns into a nightmare when Scottoline unleashes one of her irresistible hooks on her." – Kirkus Reviews on Most Wanted

“Scottoline knows how to keep readers in her grip.” –The New York Times Book Review

"A virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot." —The Washington Post

“An intense, breathless ride.” –Jodi Picoult

“Packed with emotion.” –Sandra Brown

“Provocative.” –Emily Giffin

“Gripping.” –Kristin Hannah

"Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching eye on the damaged world of sociopaths in this exciting thriller." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Scottoline writes with genuine snap, producing smartly structured mystery thrillers.” –Entertainment Weekly

“Scottoline rocks!” –Nora Roberts

“Scottoline is a powerhouse.” –David Baldacci

"Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve." —Booklist (starred review)

"A mounting-stakes actioner." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go." —Library Journal (starred review)

“Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn.” –Harlan Coben

“Lisa Scottoline is one of the very best writers at work today.” —Michael Connelly

“Scottoline is brilliant at getting the story moving right from the start. She also has a rare talent for creating and defining her characters. Readers are sucked into this story and remain fascinated with everything spelled out on the pages." —The Huffington Post

“Scottoline excels at turning societal issues of the day into suspenseful plot points…A masterpiece of pitch-perfect storytelling balanced against emotional angst.” –Providence Journal

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Lisa Scottoline

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of more than twenty novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty-five countries. She has served as the president of Mystery Writers of America, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. She also writes a weekly humor column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs, the first of which is entitled, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.

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