6/29/2010

Missing Max

Karen Young
2010
Howard Books
A Division of Simon and Schuster
Fiction/Contemporary

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Jane and Kyle Madison are both successful lawyers. Busy, too busy often.  It is Mardi Gras and Kyle promised to take Melanie their sixteen year old daughter, but finds himself tied up at the office, so Jane agrees to take Melanie, even though baby Max is fussy and teething.  Her best friend and neighbor Christine joins them.  While gone to buy food for the teens, someone snatches Max.  A nightmare that most parents pray never happen to them begins. 
The kidnapping of Max, stretches the Madison family to the point of breaking.  Melanie is defiant, rude and hateful to Jane, Kyle blames Jane and Jane is blaming herself and perhaps subconsciously blaming Melanie.  This family is on the verge of breaking apart.  A stalker, who keeps trying to get to Jane brings Kyle and Jane together, but will they ever find baby Max? 
This book is a attention grabber, it was hard to put it down, even though I was nodding off from exhaustion, I still wanted to read on and see what would happen.  I loved the writing style and this author is very good at word pictures and helping you to see the absolute despair this family faced.  I really don't have the space or the words to truly describe how much I loved this book!!  319 pages  US $14.99 5 stars!!!

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment of any type was received for this review.

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