Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten
"While being assessed at an Iowa psychiatric hospital, mentally troubled Max Parkman is found covered with blood at the scene of a horrific murder and is accused of being the killer. His mother, Danielle, is desperate to prove her son innocent. Original. Max Parkman--autistic and whip-smart, emotionally fragile and aggressive--is perfect in his mother's eyes. Until he's accused of murder.Attorney Danielle Parkman knows her teenage son Max's behavior has been getting worse--using drugs and lashing out. But she can't accept the diagnosis she receives at a top-notch adolescent psychiatric facility that her son is deeply disturbed. Dangerous.Until she finds Max, unconscious and bloodied, beside a patient who has been brutally stabbed to death.Trapped in a world of doubt and fear, barred from contacting Max, Danielle clings to the belief that her son is innocent. But has she, too, lost touch with reality? Is her son really a killer?With the justice system bearing down on them, Danielle steels herself to discover the truth, no matter what it is. She'll do whatever it takes to find the killer and to save her son from being destroyed by a system that's all too eager to convict him."
This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Crazy stuff happens when you are reading a book about crazy people. LOL I loved it and the devotion the mother showed to her child, Max.