Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten

Mira Books/Harlequin
October 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2963-3

Genre: Fiction/Suspense

Attorney Danielle Parkman is devastated when her autistic teenage son Max suddenly turns violent and begins using drugs. She turns to a top-rated psychiatric facility, but instead of being reassured, she is given a shocking diagnosis which leaves her fearful for her son’s future.

Max is admitted to the hospital and immediately begins treatment, but things go from bad to worse. Danielle finds Max lying unconscious next to one of the other patients. A patient Max had threatened earlier. A patient who was now dead. A patient who had been murdered. A patient whose blood was all over Max’s body.

Danielle tries to protect her son, but instead finds herself arrested as an accomplice. The court will no longer allow her access to her son. Refusing to believe the accusations against Max, Danielle investigates the murder on her own and uncovers a horrifying truth she cannot accept.

This is a gripping novel that I could not put down. It kept me at the edge of my seat trying to guess at the truth, which was truly unbelievable. The characters were all vividly portrayed and the plot moved along at a quick pace. I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by this new, exciting author.

I loved this book so much that I’m giving it my Socrates’ Great Book Alert.


  1. This sounds like one that would definitely keep me on the edge of my seat!

  2. I love trying out new authors in a variety of genres. This sounds like a keeper and a must-read in the near future. Sounds great!

  3. The reviews that I've read so far have been overwhelmingly positive. Looking forward to reading it.

  4. Definitely adding this to my TBR! Thanks for sharing...

  5. Gotta love those edge to your seat kind of books >:D


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