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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, and travels across the country to find more clues about Maylee's disappearance.

But will she be able to pry Maylee’s case back ope
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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published October 6th 2017 by Creativia
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James
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Didi Oviatt’s novel, Search For Maylee, is a must-read for suspense and thriller fans. I’d seen Didi’s name all over Goodreads and various blogs, finding myself curious to know more about this novelist. When I looked up her author profiles, I was surprised to see she had a few books already out in the market. I read the descriptions and settled on this one being my introduction to her canon; although I haven’t read the others yet (spoiler alert – I will be reading them) I’m c
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Darque  Dreamer
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 an
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Lisa Reynolds
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Search For Maylee (2017) by Didi Oviatt is a wonderfully gripping read about a very important issue.

This book follows the protagonist Autumn as she sets about finding her niece Maylee who went missing close to her graduation from high school three years ago. Autumn begins to try to find Craig who she believes is involved in her disappearance and moves to where it is now thought he lives. Along the way she meets a group of young men including a central character called Jeremy who has many secret
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Candace Robinson
Okay, so I will seriously read anything Oviatt writes! I was pulled in immediately from page one. You discover Autumn’s niece has been missing for a while and the struggle is real at finding out whether she’s dead or alive. I seriously loved Autumn and being in her head. Oviatt always writes women characters extremely well! I also loved Chance and Jeremy! This was an addicting journey that will leave you guessing until the end!
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First off I want to thank Didi Oviatt for gifting me an eARC of Search for Maylee. Didi did not ask me for a review. I am reviewing this simply because I want to spread the word on how amazing this book was! I was first intrigued by Didi's work by reading her blog and reading her book The Suspenseful Collection Volume 1 that she collaborated with Kim Knight. I was shocked by Didi's work especially that she is relatively new to the literary world. Thank you so much for gifting me the Search for M ...more
Karen Dowdall
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quoting the author of Search for Maylee, “It’s a cold dark world we live in, and Autumn 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.”
Autumn, no stranger to grief and lost, is inconsolable when Maylee, her much loved niece is abducted a month before her high school graduation. Autumn has not given up hope of finding her - alive. She believes and is frustrated by what she sees as the detective in charge of Maylee
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Shanannigans
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Search for Maylee” is an excellent read! It’s chilling, suspenseful and well-written.

I enjoyed the story from start to finish. My favourite part is probably the motley crew of people Autumn meets when she undergoes the most dangerous search of her life. It’s interesting because the driving force behind this story is Maylee’s disappearance but really the book is about Autumn. Her fierce devotion, bravery, and the extreme life changes she undergoes in order to find her beloved niece.

When I starte
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Plot Monster
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Search for Maylee by Did Oviatt has 225 pages and was published in 2017.

Thank you to Didi Oviatt for providing a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oviatt does an amazing job of weaving both suspense and romance in her new release, Search for Maylee.  Initially the writing reminds me somewhat of Mary Higgins Clark - the Queen of Suspense- and that is a remarkable testament to the talent of Didi Oviatt as a relative newcomer to the literary world.  The simplicity of her wr
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Jo-Ann
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love a good suspense and Search for Maylee did not disappoint! I just finished reading the last page and all I can say is WOW! The author kept me on the edge of my seat. I blew through this novel because I could not wait to find out what was going to happening next. The story begins slowly, building tension and background information.

Although the main theme is about finding Maylee, the main character of they story is Autumn. She is devastated that her niece has been abducted and for three year
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Janice Spina
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was thrilled to win this book in an online contest. The book I received was under a different title: Finding Maylee. It was changed afterward to Search for Maylee.

The author put her emotions into this story about the kidnapping of a teen a few months short of her high school graduation. There are plenty of twists and turns and surprises as Maylee's Aunt Autumn goes on a hunt to find her after the police and Maylee's mother give up.

Autumn moves to the state where Maylee was last seen and discov
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Ashley
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of suspenseful reads and I love me a good thriller. Didi has managed to come up with a new book that has a great plot, characters, and the writing is pretty good as well. I have only read a couple of her books but she keeps getting better each time she writes.
I will say that the relationship between Chance and Autumn seemed to develop strangely (unless I misread lol). After the one really long phone call mentioned they were like a couple, which bugged me for some reason even thou
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George Henry
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A girl has disappeared. Three years later, Autumn, tormented by her niece’s disappearance, sells her California home and heads to Colorado to follow her only lead on where she may have gone. Autumn’s search for Maylee begins and before long she becomes embroiled with lowlifes infesting the sick underworld of child abduction and abuse. Helped by various characters and police detectives, Autumn risks her life to find her niece while simultaneously becoming romantically involved.

The author writes
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Janel
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two things initially made me want to read this novel – firstly, Maylee is in high school so this is a missing teenager, rather than a young child, and secondly, it’s an aunt searching for her niece, rather than a mother searching for her daughter. These two things made this novel immediately standout in a sea of ‘missing child’ novels.

And it’s a good job it’s an aunt, instead of a mother, because Maylee’s mother is just awful – she could not care less that her daughter is missing, ooo she’s one
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Jina Bazzar
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Search for Maylee is a story that tugs at the heart, makes the tear ducts active and keeps one turning page after page. From the first line, Oviatt builds up the mystery about Maylee and her disappearance, leaving one curious to know more, giving us enough information to keep the appetite wet, though never satisfied.

I liked Jeremy, he was a sweetheart. One with an agenda, but I couldn’t help but like him and the propriety, protective way he viewed Autumn.
Autum’s character is admirable, despite a
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Janet
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good
Alisa Bates
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Search for Maylee" is a well-written thriller filled with shocking twists and turns. Autumn's desire to find her missing niece brings out her inner bravery, determination, and often puts her in dangerous and bleek situations. The author did a fantastic job of keeping the reader invested in the story. ...more
Kim Lo
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Search For Maylee has its obvious faults but its strengths are in creating a decent suspense and developing the main character with some memorable moments giving this novel an edge past the sluggish beginning and redeeming itself by not going down an easy path. Crafting suspense and thrillers are possibly one of the harder genres to create and overall, the author does a pretty solid job.
Bev Wright
Fantastic

A very good and exciting read. Kept my interest to the very end. You won’t regret reading this author.’s work.
M.J. Mallon
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This is an impressive debut novel. It’s strengths lie in great characterisation, fantastic detailing and descriptions which enhance the reader’s experience.

Search For Maylee has much to commend it: sadness, anger, grief, fear, anxiety, the list goes on and on.

I won’t lie to you, it’s pretty grim and gut wrenchingly sad in places, and parts of it made me want to cry with the sheer terror and torment suffered by the young women, as you would expect in such a
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Lacie
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Do not read this book if you DONT want to be on the edge of your seat. "Seach for Maylee" has it all! Suspenseful, and romantic, the grit of the main character is just what we need. I cant wait to see more from Didi Oviatt. ...more
Dede Chejlava
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
It was a vert interesting book. It held my interest throughout.
Barb
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Maylee was abducted from her high school and her Aunt Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. She is now gone 3 years. Autumn knows that a guy Craig took her and will not give up the search.
Scott Lansing
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So good

Couldn't put it down, kept me wantimg to read more. Twists and turns and I felt like I was right there with Autumn.
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Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. 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. Along with a six- piece short story collection ca ...more

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