Missing Max : A Novel
Author: Karen Young
When baby Max is kidnapped during Mardi Gras, Jane and Kyle Madison’s life falls apart. What their daughter, Melanie, does next is unthinkable. Max vanished into thin air while in the care of his teenage sister, Melanie. Six months later, the family is a shadow of its former self: Melanie blames herself and is acting out and rebellious; Jane is obsessed with finding Max; and Kyle, a lawyer, struggles to cope with his own grief—and a persistent suspicion that one of his cases is connected to Max’s disappearance.
With her family in turmoil and her marriage on the rocks, Jane thinks things can’t get any worse. Then when an affair and an unexpected pregnancy threaten to tear the Madisons’ lives apart, an anonymous caller leads to a break in the case. Can a second kidnapping bring their family back together?
"Kyle and Jane Madison's marriage is breaking apart after their baby son is kidnapped during Mardi Gras. Melanie, Jane's teenage stepdaughter, blames herself. She flirted with boys instead of watching Max as Jane asked. Jane feels it's her fault and volunteers at Child Search to escape her feelings, while Kyle hides his hurt and confusion in work. Laural Merlington's sympathetic portrayal of a family driven apart by guilt and blame is stirring. She gives a commanding performance, with frequent gender and character switches giving the impression of multiple narrators. She distinguishes multiple female characters with diverse vocal tones and pitches and especially excels in her stunning performance of Melanie's announcement of a crazy scheme that's too late to stop or change. This realistic story incorporates Christian themes and struggles."
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Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 20100615
Subject: FIC042000-FICTION / Christian / General,FIC027000-FICTION / Romance / General,FIC000000-FICTION / General,FIC030000-FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
About The Author:
Karen Young is the author of thirty-four novels with more than 10 million copies in print. Her many accolades include the RITA Award from Romance Writers of America and both the Career Achievement and Reviewers’ Choice awards from Romantic Times magazine. She is a frequent public speaker and a teacher of the craft of writing. Currently she resides in Houston, Texas.