Book Title: Search For Maylee
Book Author: Didi Oviatt
Page Count: 273
Genre: Thriller/ Suspense-Thriller
Publishing Date: October 6th, 2017
Publisher: Self Published
Date Read: September 24th, 2017
Synopsis: 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.
Search For Maylee is an edge of your seat thrill ride full of hairpin turns! This one hold passion, danger, excitement, and sadness. For those in search of a crime novel with real depth and emotion, look no further than Didi Oviatt’s latest masterpiece!
The Plot: It’s been 3 years since Maylee was abducted the month she should have graduated high school. Her Aunt Autumn has always held out hope of finding her alive. When it feels like everyone has given up, Autumn decides to follow an old lead and take the search in to her own hands. Autumn must hold on to her strength and determination to enter the cold, cruel world of the city of Denver to keep up her investigation.
I was absolutely blown away by this one! Search For Maylee held everything I was looking for in a thriller! I can’t tell you how many times my heart was pounding while reading this one! And that ending had me in tears! My word, Didi did a fabulous job with this book!
The plot was incredibly well written! It was fast paced, very intricate, and held so many surprising twists! I could not have predicted any of those surprises! It was a quick read, but it held me captive until the very end! The world building was impeccable, and the characters were so well developed!
I truly admired and loved Autumn! What a brave, strong woman she was! She was so fiercely determined to find her niece, and was so incredibly kind, caring, moral, and powerful! But, she also had an emotional softness to her that made her feel real and had my rooting for her to find Maylee!
Jeremy was one of my favorite characters! He was so loyal to Autumn and to his own motivation. He was strong and caring, and a little bit humorous!
Chance was an amazing character! He brought so much to the story! He was passionate and loving, and insanely protective!
This is the best thriller I have read all year! Hands down, I was turning pages like crazy waiting on my heart to jump out of my chest! The emotion and suspense that Didi packed in this one is just astounding! Make sure you get your hands on a copy of this one because you do not want to miss this incredible thrill ride!
Thank you to Reads & Reels for providing me with this free e-ARC in exchange for my honest review!
Author Q & A:
Me: What was your inspiration for the story (TV, movie, book, true crime stories, etc.)?
Didi: I’ve always found cold cases captivating. I love the mystery in it. With Search For Maylee I wanted to take a different approach. Something other than the victim’s perspective, and something beyond your average police investigation tale. I wanted it to be fresh and compassionate yet still raw and hard to stomach. I was actually watching a cold case show on the Identification Discovery channel one day, when the entire concept of this book just kind of popped into my brain and never left. It hit me, that my favorite parts of these stories are always told by the victim’s families. It’s the parents and the loved ones who really tell a victims story the way it should be told. They’re emotional and dedicated, obsessed even. By giving Maylee’s Aunt Autumn the main role in this book I was able to produce a character who really loves the missing person, and I gave her all the power.
Me: How long did it take you to write Search For Maylee?
Me: Could you have done all that Autumn did?
Me: What are your favorite crime/thriller TV shows?
Me: Could you see yourself falling for Chance, Jeremy, or Lloyd?
Me: Did you do any major research while writing the story (on the city or crime type)?
Me: Do you enjoy writing suspense scenes more or romance scenes?
ME: What do you enjoy doing when not writing?
About The Author:
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.
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