Thursday, May 19, 2016
This is Ms. Scottoline's newest release, it is a story that could have been plucked from today's headlines. Christine and Marcus want a baby, but because of a medical problem Marcus is unable to father his own child. They decide to go with a sperm donor, and did all the right things. They asked their doctor and went through a reputable sperm bank. They poured over profiles until they felt they had found the right donor for them. Christine got pregnant, and was so happy planning for the birth of their baby. One day as she is watching the news she sees a man has been arrested as a serial killer that looks just like her donor. She convinces Marcus and her best friend Lauren that he could very well be the biological father to her child. They are in turmoil and are determined to find out the truth. Marcus wants to sue the bank to tell them, but Christine decides to go to the prison and see him for herself and find out it he is donor 3319.
This is the point where the story got unbelievable and frustrating for me. She lies to her husband and alienates him to the point where she thinks her marriage could be over. The things she does are implausible, and it really made me want to knock some sense into her. When she meets the possible donor she feels a connection with him and wants to try to prove him innocent. The things she does, and the ending are unbelievable. Both Christine and Marcus are not likable characters, and it was hard for me to really care about them. I enjoy Ms. Scottoline's writing and will try other books by her, but this one was disappointing for me. I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, but I think that was generous.