Missing Max

by Karen Young

Read by Laural Merlington

Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

My Review:

Kyle and Jane were a typical family of busy lawyers until one day at New Orlean’s Mardis Gras that changed their life forever. When baby Max is kidnapped  and there is no sign or talk of anything from the kidnappers, it is tearing their lives apart even 6 months later.  Suddenly, the family is hit by more changes, talk of divorce is circulating, problems at work and does Jane have a stalker?

This was an audio book and not just an audio book, but for me, was on my computer and was 9 hours long…so it took me awhile to get it listened to. I am a speed reader, so it was hard for me to learn how not to get frustrated with the fact that i listened for 2 hours and was just in the beginning still. But  as a book, it was compelling and tough. It begins with what happened, then dwells over a month or two for quite awhile and then skips ahead briefly to sum it all up. It was hard as a mother to not relate to Jane and her pain of losing a child and not knowing. It was hard not to be frustrated with her husband.

This book is something that you could listen to with your older children/teens in the car. There was only a few times when it talked about elements I was uncomfortable with children hearing, but it was tasteful. Pre-martial s*x is spoken of though, as well as divorce, lack of lovemaking and the brief mention of  a chance of infidelity. I mention this because i know many parents look for audio books to listen to in the car on trips. It would be a good one if it was just older children. There are also a couple of  intense scenes with tornados etc.

Overall, this would have been a book I would have read, not listened to audio book, but I will recommend it to ones who like audio books that keep you awake. It would do that!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this audiobook free from Oasis Audio as part of their Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

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