Sunday, July 21, 2019
Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline ~ Book Review
I like reading Lisa Scottoline books in the summer as they are the perfect "beach" read. Easy reading with an interesting premise, they are fast, page turning reads. I have to admit that this one, though, wasn't one of my favorites. The premise was indeed interesting and made one of my favorite types of stories, that of a moral dilemma. But I found myself very frustrated with main character. Her stubborn need to know was not surprising but the lengths to which she went and the fact that it had to be in her timing and in her way became kind of unbelievable to me the reader. That she so easily was able to insert herself into the man's defense team gave me pause and that she would involve herself so thoroughly against the husband's wishes when they were suing the company just kind of didn't ring true for me. Her character made me good and mad a few times in the story as she was so bent on doing things her way that she became totally self-unaware of the consequences her actions could/would have. As she is bent upon proving the innocence of the "father" of her baby her marriage starts to crack as the flaws start to override the strength. The wrapping up of that part of the story seemed one sided to me. I did love the development of the character of Griff, the crusty old retired lawyer who was hired in the defense of the man arrested. His progression in the story was enjoyable. I did like that it was the author's usual fast pace and each chapter built the story and made it more tense as it went along. I also like that I didn't figure out the ending, in fact I was quite wrong in my guess at how it would conclude and I think this book would make a great book club pick because of the discussions that could be had from the plot. I liked this story but didn't love it.
I gave it a 7/10.