Saturday, May 22, 2010

In My Mailbox (42)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I have included links to Goodreads should you want more information on the books.

For Review:

Received an ARC of Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten from the publisher, via Shelf Awareness. Sounded intriguing!

What would a loving mother not do for her child? Lawyer Danielle Parkman is at her wits' end. Her son Max, a whip-smart teen with high-functioning autism, has always been a handful. But lately he's shutting down, using drugs and lashing out - violently. Desperate, Danielle brings Max to a top-flight psychiatric facility for a full assessment. But rather than reassurance, Danielle receives an agonizing diagnosis describing a deeply damaged, dangerous boy - one she's never met. Then Danielle finds Max unconscious and bloodied at the feet of a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death..... With the justice system bearing down on them both, Danielle steels herself to discover the truth - no matter how horrifying. It's a path well on the wrong side of the law. But only finding the true killer will absolve her from having to choose between her son and her soul.

Contest Wins:

From the Library:
not this week


Looking forward to seeing what everyone received this week!


  1. Saving Max looks interesting! I hope you have a great week.

  2. An interesting sounding book, I love novels that explore such issues.

  3. Saving Max sounds great, though I can't help but think of Lisa Schroeder's Chasing Brooklyn when I see it. The cover image is lovely, though, so it's cool. Enjoy!

  4. Seems like a light week this week for books. :) If your shelves look anything like mine, you probably have a ton of books waiting for you. ;) Hope you have a great week coming up.

  5. Sounds good, I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Let me know how Saving Max fares.
    Always looking for thrillers and this one sounds right up my alley. Especially the grabbing line "Danielle finds Max unconscious and bloodied at the feet of a patient who has been stabbed to death...." That sentence alone is a mother's worst nightmare!

    Check my loot if you get a chance at Aisle B (

    Have a great week!

    PK Reeves
    Aisle B

  7. Hey, it is quality of quantity and it looks like you have an interesting read on your hands there. Happy reading!