Thursday, March 24, 2011

Saving Max

Read March 2011

My Rating 3 out of 5

"Max Parkman—autistic and whip-smart, emotionally fragile and aggressive—is perfect in his mother's eyes. Until he's accused of murder.

Attorney Danielle Parkman knows her teenage son Max's behavior has been getting worse—using drugs and lashing out. But she can't accept the diagnosis she receives at a top-notch adolescent psychiatric facility that her son is deeply disturbed. Dangerous.

Until she finds Max, unconscious and bloodied, beside a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death.

Trapped in a world of doubt and fear, barred from contacting Max, Danielle clings to the belief that her son is innocent. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her son really a killer?

With the justice system bearing down on them, Danielle steels herself to discover the truth, no matter what it is. She'll do whatever it takes to find the killer and to save her son from being destroyed by a system that's all too eager to convict him."

My Review: I have to say that I enjoyed this novel, and would lend it to a friend, but can also say at the same time that it was not the greatest book I've read. I have been busy lately and this took me three months to read, which may be part of the reason I wasn't so engaged, but at the same time, if I was really enjoying it, I would make sure to set aside some reading time. The book was easy to read and easy to understand, however I was expecting a completely different story. At times I found that certain parts of the novel were a little unbelievable, however I have to remember that the novel is fiction. Not the worst book I've read, but not the greatest either, good book to pass the time, and set down for a period of time, and get back into it easily.