Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt
Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him.
Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will
Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do whatever it takes to either bring Maylee home, or to deliver the justice she deserves.
I’m lucky enough to be one of the stops of the Search For Maylee blog tour, which I was very excited about. The synopsis of the book really intrigued me, so I was happy to be chosen! I usually prefer to read physical copies, but I read Search For Maylee as an e-book. It was a quick read, I enjoyed it enough to read it all in one sitting!
I loved the main character, Autumn’s, determination to find her niece no matter what the costs were. I did think some of the things she did were a bit foolish, but considering the situation that she was in, I guess you can’t blame her. Nobody knows how they would react if something like that happened! Plus, she was a strong, independent woman who didn’t take crap from anyone, which I always love to see in a book! Especially in Thrillers, sometimes you’ll get women being portrayed as the ‘damsel in distress’ which really bugs me, so hats off to Oviatt for creating such an amazing main character here.
I also want to mention Josie. I had a lot of admiration for her character, despite everything that she had been through, she still wanted to provide as much help as possible, which I thought was extremely brave of her.
The main thing that bothered me was the police having to go through Autumn to get find the ‘missing key’ in the case. I feel like they definitely would have found that the same way that Autumn did. So, there is a bit of a plot hole there. However, the overall plot definitely makes up for this. I couldn’t put it down, I had to keep reading to find out what would happen next, and if Maylee would be found, dead or alive. Oviatt’s writing style is engaging and I definitely enjoyed it.
The ending also provided me with closure, which I was glad about. I had no more lingering questions and I thought the author tied it up rather nicely.
Overall, I give this 3.5 stars.
Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. She’s a suspense novelist, and magazine columnist second. Her thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians(a trilogy to be). Along with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. She’s also collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, and bathing in the desert heat plays an important part of her day to day lifestyle.
Suspense Author & Book Blogger