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, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense

Reviews Abandoned (Max Revere, #5)

  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Rachel
    Another hit by Allsion Brennan! Well-developed characters. A well-developed and well-written story and plot that flows effortlessly. I loved the crossover with other characters from her other series. I hope to see more of Max, Ryan and Eve in future books.Thank you #NetGalley and #StMartinsPress for the eARC.
  • Candy
    Abandoned answers many of Max’s questions while setting her life on a new path, thanks to a surprise find. This book was centered on Max’s history and not on a cold case for her program. Ready for the next one.
  • Barbara Lack
    This book ripped my heart out and shredded it. It gave me a massive book hangover. There are definite plot twists. Allison Brennan was able to illicit a lot of emotion from me. I was sad, angry and devistated all at one time. It takes a great author to wring such feeling from their readers. I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley.
  • Sue
    I am a huge Allison Brennan fan and Abandoned did not disappoint. I loved it.
  • Dawn
    If you're a fan of this series and have kept up with it you will know as you read this book that it might just be the most important book for Max.She's taken time off work to find her mother, or at least what happened to her, and she will not air until she does. Well that's not all Max finds!Grab some tissues your gonna need them at some point in this book. This is my favorite book so far in this series and that's saying something because I like ...
  • Chasidy Kaye Jones
    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange of review. I have really enjoyed all the Max Revere series books. In this one, we finally find our what happened to her mother after she abandoned Max. We also find out about Martha's life during the time she was gone. Really good series.
  • Dsbook
    I loved this book. Very well written mystery and a good ending. This book hooked me from page one and I really liked the characters
  • Illustrious Illusions
    I really enjoy the Max Revere novels and the visits from other Allison Brennan novels :)Max has had her ups and downs and this book really runs the gauntlet of emotions...up, down and up again! A touch a romance with some suspense and police procedural, it's a great story that moves quickly.
  • Shelby Beatty
    *i recieved an e arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I normally love Allison Brennan’s stories and immediately get hooked. This one however, I had a hard time connecting with. I felt it focused a lot on the past which I understand why, but something was keeping me from falling in love with the story.