The Hayfield is a compelling story... once I started reading it I had a hard time putting it down. The characters, for the most part, were well fleshed out. Most of the time they were sympathetic. The story starts with promise of a "nice", happy family, however trouble soon comes into their lives. I found myself rooting for them, hoping they could resolve their problems but somehow they just seemed to get worse. The final resolution was believable, and I was left feeling that things for Frank, the main character, would get better... Well written and worth the time to read. I will look forward to reading more stories from Max.