Title: Malaise by Max Henry
Available: October 11th 2016
Genre: NA Standalone
Final exams and end of year parties don’t seem so important at your brother’s funeral.
Two short weeks, and Meg would have survived her senior year relatively unscathed. But when her best and only friend—her brother—dies in a questionable road accident, being the loner in her year doesn’t fit as well as it used to.
One act of kindness from the man her small town isolated amidst rumors and lies, and her hope for a day where pain won’t overwhelm her doesn’t seem so far-fetched. Brett Carver is trouble with a capital T, but he’s also the only person who can get Meg to let go and smile.
Some good things are never meant to last.
Arrested for a crime he didn’t commit, the man who finally found a way to bring light back to her dark days is ripped away when she needs him most. Determined not to lose the only good thing to have come out of her year from hell, Meg sets out to prove Brett isn’t guilty. But first, she must accept the ugly truth …
… that the people who can prove his innocence are the same people who will do all it takes to keep them apart.
Max Henry conquers all writing genres with style, this is a prime example of her prowess.
Meg is suffering along with her parents however their situation becomes extremely volatile very quickly.
Brett Carver is ‘white trash’ according to the small town they live in. Meeting each other starts a brand new friendship where they both strive to help each other.
This very poignant story about some quite deeply emotional topics is brilliantly written with just the right mix of darkness, love and even a wonderful touch of humour. Max Henry makes her characters come alive in the reader’s minds so clearly, they are either characters you would like to get to know or would like to tell off.
I totally recommend this book to everyone.
Reviewed by Robyn
LLEP Review Team
About Max Henry
Max is the author of dark, and highly emotional romance. Her Butcher Boys series is centred around a group of men who met living on the street, who have teamed up with an indebted motorcycle club to take down a notorious drug lord. Her writing has been described as ‘gripping’, and ‘addictive’, taking you on an ’emotional roller coaster ride’.
Originally born and bred in New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia. Life with two young children can be hectic at times, and although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn’t change a thing. When she’s not engrossed in her dark and twisted fictional worlds, she can be found enjoying the outdoors while 4wd-ing with her family.
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