Monday, May 31, 2010

Melting Pot Monday

Saving Max
by, Antoinette van Heugten
September 28, 2010

Summary fromGoodreads:
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. A fiercely protective mother instinct rears its head - and Danielle is arrested as an accessory to the heinous crime.

In a baffling netherworld of doubt and fear, barred from contacting her son, Danielle clings to the thought of Max's innocence. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her baby boy really a killer?

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.

Follow this link to Amazon to preorder your copy
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Dido
by Adele Geras
Young Adult
May 2009 (New to paperback April 2010)

Love can be deadly. Especially when two young women fall for the same man - one a queen, the other her serving maid.

Elissa knows she is playing with fire, but she can't resist. Queen Dido suspects nothing until one fateful night...Secrets are revealed, hearts broken and as dawn breaks, a terrible tragedy unfolds.

A passionate tale of love, betrayal and revenge. (summary from Adele Geras's website)

For more information, visit the author's website.  Follow this link to order your copy from Amazon UK.

4 comments:

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool picks :)

Dawn said...

Thanks for the suggestions!

mis(h)takes said...

I just got an ARC copy of Saving Max to read so I'm definitely looking forward to it =) I wonder if they will stick with that cover or not...

 
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