Abandoned (Max Revere, #5) by Allison Brennan

Abandoned (Max Revere, #5)

Investigative reporter Max Revere has cracked many cases, but the one investigation she's never attempted is the mystery from her own past. Her mother abandoned her when she was nine, sending her periodic postcards, but never returning to reclaim her daughter. Seven years after the postcards stop coming, Martha Revere is declared legally dead, with no sign of what may have happened to her. Until now.With a single clue―that her mother’s car di...

Details Abandoned (Max Revere, #5)

TitleAbandoned (Max Revere, #5)
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
PublisherMinotaur Books
GenreMystery, Thriller

Reviews Abandoned (Max Revere, #5)

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Investigative reporter Max Revere takes on a very personal case. Her own mother's abandoned her when she was nine. Only sending postcards over the next seven years before they stop coming. The only clue Max has is her mother's abandoned car in a small town on the Chesapeake Bay. There she starts to dig for the truth, but not everyone is glad that she is in town digging for clues.READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION!
  • ♥Rachel♥
    4.5 StarsAs an investigative reporter for Maximum Exposure it’s Maxine’s job and passion to investigate cold cases and get answers. Not only for justice, but for the family left behind without closure. But this case is personal. Maxine’s mother, Martha, disappeared sixteen years ago and was finally declared dead, but they never found out what happened to her. After getting to know Max through the previous books it’s apparent her mother’...
  • Meghan
    Max’s quest to answer the questions surrounding her mother’s disappearance is resolved in this emotional and richly detailed investigation. Surprises abound and emotions are rolling in this fifth story regarding Max and her job as a cold case investigator. Many sweet and funny moments, as well as many bittersweet and sad moments. Twists that kept me captivated and conversations that stole my heart. I love the new additions to her life and can...
  • Lisa
    Thank you to Minotaur Books for a copy of Abandoned for an honest review. Abandoned is the 5th book in the Max Revere series though it can be read as a stand-alone. This was the first book in the series that I have read but it will not be my last! I enjoyed the character. She is strong and smart though a little unfocused on other people and their feelings. She is a cold case investigative reporter but this time she is looking into a personal issu...
  • Cheryl
    This is the second book I have read in this series. I like Max. She can hold her own. This is a really good thing as it pretty much was Max that was the main focal character in this story. She held it all together and did a good job of putting all the clues together and solving the case of what happened to her mother. As I stated, I have only read two books in this series. It was nice to get to know more about Max and her relationship with her gr...
  • Marj Ward
    This is Book 5 in the Max Revere series but can be read as a stand alone. In my opinion, the best book so far. This is a fantastic book. I have been a fan of this Author for many years. Maxine Revere is an investigative reporter in New York with a cable tv show. She investigates cold cases. Her mother left her with her grandparents when she was 9 years old. Maxine received postcards from her mother usually around her birthday. They stopped coming...
  • Reeca Elliott
    Max is an investigative reporter and she is on the biggest case of her life....finding out what happened to her mother, Martha Revere. Max's mother left her with her grandmother when she was just a small girl. Max received several postcards from her through out her life. Then the postcards just stopped. Max wants to know why!Max is a no nonsense, get the job done, lady! When she sets her mind to something she is going to see it through. Martha Re...
  • Book Him Danno
    When I started to read Abandoned I had know idea it was part of a series. This book is a stand alone novel even though it is part of a series.Allison Brennan is able to bring readers into a world of wealth, mystery and death with just a flick of her pen. From the second Max steps food in the small town she realizes there is more to her mother than just a teen looking for a way out. Abandoned has lots and I mean lots of characters that will be har...
  • Diane Saul
    When she was 9 Max Revere was left with her maternal Grandparents with a promise from her Mother that she would return. Max’s Mother, Martha, was a con artist who didn’t want to be tied down by a child. Now Max Revere is a successful book author with a true crime TV show. She has decided she needs to find out what really happened to her Mother. Sixteen years ago Martha abruptly dropped out of sight, stopped collecting her monthly allowance fr...
  • BookNerdsBrainDump
    Short Take: Wake me when something happens.(*Note: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes.*)Can we please retire the word “unputdownable?” Please? I mean, it was cute enough the first fifty or so times I heard it, but now it’s a word that gets slapped on far too many books that I’m more than happy to put down. It’s right up there with “The Next Gone Girl!” in terms of false advertising. Take, for example, Abandoned....
  • Book
    Investigative TV reporter Maxine Revere is taking a month off to dig into her mother, Martha’s disappearance sixteen years earlier. With a successful TV show, “Maximum Exposure” under her belt, Max plans to use the skills she’s developed solving cold cases to determine what happened to her mother after she dropped nine-year-old Max off with her grandmother Eleanor, never to return. Martha kept in touch through infrequent postcards for six...
  • Dorie
    I devoured this book in one quick sitting. It is the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and police procedural with just a touch of romance. The plot is well thought-out with lots of unexpected twists and turns. It does get a little bit predictable at times, but it was still fun to see how it all played out. You will not want to put this book down!The characters are all well-developed with interesting and multi-layered personalities. Maxine Rever...
  • Sanacrow
    This is a really good Max Revere book that brings together bits from several of her previous books. The story is captivating, and it’s easy to become involved in the character’s lives. I don’t think it’s as tight as many other Allison Brennan thrillers, in that some foreshadowing is much more obvious than usual, and at least one element was easy to see earlier than I think it was intended to be. Overall, though, it was a great read and I...
  • Kathy
    Abandoned, the 5th book in the Max Revere series, is a very good mystery which stands quite well on its own. I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but that didn't get in the way at all of thoroughly enjoying this book. I look forward on catching up on the others in the series.Max Revere, 32, is an investigative reporter, with her own TV show, who focuses on cold cases, but this cold case is strictly personal - she wants to know wh...
  • Donna Hines
    A wild ride that hit the mark of a pure thriller! Con artist unite as this one is sure to heat up the night!Max Revere is superb as the main character. She's tough, she's determined, she's courageous in the face of adversity.As the fifth in the series this book stands alone and does remarkably well.It all begins when Max has questions regarding her mom's sudden departure having abandoned Max at just 9 yo. As an adult many years later the only clu...
  • Cathy Geha
    Abandoned by Allison BrennanMax Revere #5Max sounded familiar to me though I didn’t remember having read all of the books in the series. I looked back and found I had read one of them when it came out and had enjoyed it and have to say I enjoyed this one, too. Max Revere is a strong female lead with trust and commitment issues after being abandoned by her mother at the age of nine. She has finally decides to use her investigative skills to find...
  • Brenda
    Many thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Suspense, suspense, and more suspense! Until I read other reviews I did not realize this book was part of a previous series. I read it as a stand alone story and really enjoyed it. The characters were introduced at a nice pace, not too rushed and not to slow as the story developed into a gripping plot. The plot was well thought out by the auth...
  • Marti
    Abandoned by Allison Brennan was a read that held my attention with every twist and turn the book took. The mystery and the suspense were well written and I felt I had to find out what would happen. Books that are suspenseful and have interesting characters are almost always favorites of mine to read. This is the fifth book in the series, but I have not read any previously and found the book and the main character fascinating. Max Revere had a ch...
  • Margie
    Maxine Revere is a well-known investigative reporter who specializes in cold cases. She decides that it is time to investigate the most important cold case of all, at least to her, the disappearance of her mother, the mother who abandoned her when she was nine years old. Max was left with her grandparents just before her tenth birthday and never saw her mother again after that. For the next few years she received post cards around the time of her...
  • Debra
    AbandonedAllison BrennanI received this copy from NetGalley for an honest Review:What happens when we are abandoned by the one person who is supposed to keep us safe? This issue and many others regarding abandonment are explored in this novel. Add in a mystery, some art thieves, likable characters and some not so likable and you have a really good story.I really liked Max, and cheered her on as she tried to find out what happened to her mother af...
  • Diane
    Abandoned (Max Revere #5) by author Allison Brennan was a highly anticipated book! I have so enjoyed reading the Max Revere series and in Abandoned we finally find out what happened to Martha Revere. Max is an investigative reporter who has succeeded in solving cold cases. The one case which has eluded her has been the case of her missing mother, Martha. When Max was nine Martha left her with the grandparents she had never met. Martha was a wealt...
  • Debra Oliva
    I am a reader and I either devour a book in one quick sitting or I give up halfway through the book. This is one of the “can’t put down” books.How would you feel if your mother had abandoned you with your grandparents and aside from a few postcards had never been heard from again? Max Revere has a cable TV program where she investigates cold cases and she has decided to investigate her mother’s disappearance when she was sixteen.She goes ...
  • Jessica
    Thank you Net-Galley, St. Martin's Press and Author for an advanced readers copy of this story. This is book 5 in the Max Revere series but can be read as a standalone. I have not read the others in the series yet but plan to.I loved this book and read it pretty fast. It took me less than 3 hours total reading time to read this story over a couple of days. I didn't want to put it down but sometimes in life we have to do what we don't want to. I l...
  • Monica
    So first off I would recommend reading at least the book before this one to get an idea of some of the background of Max's life. That being said you don't have to understand this book as a lot is explained in this book. This book is finally a personal book to Max. She is finally going to know what happened to her mother 16 years ago. During this book Max stirs up a lot but I think she also finds peace with the past in this book. She also finds th...
  • Darcy
    This book really was a game changer for Max. Max discovered more about her mother and what happened to her. Some of it bad, some of it very good. It seemed like by going through this Max could look back on her childhood in a different way and finally realize her mother leaving her was a good thing.Max also discovered how much David means to her. I think she knew this before hand, but there is knowing and there is KNOWING.Oddly enough Max's romant...
  • Tracey
    I don’t think I have read any of the Max Revere books until now, and I think I will now have to go back and read the others! I was provided an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in return for a honest review. This was a great story and can be read as a stand-alone even if you haven’t read the other Max Revere books, even though it will make you want to! The story was fast-paced, with likeable, believable charact...
  • Trude
    I've read and loved all of the Max Revere books...I've enjoyed them all. Shattered (the book before Abandoned) and this one are my favorite Max Revere books. Shattered because it brings 2 of my favorite female kicka** protagonists together...Abandoned because it is all Max...like we've never seen her before!Max is out to find out what happened to her mother all those years ago when she left her at her grandparents and disappeared. She gets her an...
  • Patty Nobles
    “Abandoned” is Allison Brennan’s latest suspenseful thriller and she manages to keep readers on their toes until the very end. Maxine Revere was abandoned by her mother when she was young because she did not fit into her wild lifestyle. Max grew up under her grandmother’s watchful eye and became a successful author and investigative reporter. Maxine’s greatest mystery that she is dedicated to solving surrounds the disappearance of her w...
  • Christine
    Cold case investigative reporter Maxine Revere was nine years old when her mother Martha left her in the care of her grandmother and left town with her boyfriend. Twenty-two years later, Max puts her job on hold to use her resources to investigate her own case and find out what really happened to her presumed-dead mother.I have enjoyed all of the prior books in this series and wasn't sure I'd like this one as well since Max isn't doing a show but...
  • Nikkita
    Abandoned is the fifth book in the Max Revere series. Although yes it can be read as a stand alone. However to fully understand Max's back story and all the characters mentioned, I would still recommend reading the others. Plus it's just a great series to begin with! Abandoned is full of twist and turns through out, as a fan of Allison Brennan comes to expect. Or if you are new to this author will come to love. You get a little touch of romance t...