Stormi's Review: That Night by Chevy Stevens
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Released: June 17, 2014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Length: 384 Pages
Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardback
They said she was a murderer. They said she killed her sister. But they lied. As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn’t relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren’t easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night. Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison. Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her hometown, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. This means having absolutely no contact with Ryan, avoiding fellow parolees looking to pick fights, and steering clear of trouble in all its forms. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni’s innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni’s life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. No matter how hard she tries, ignoring her old life to start a new one is impossible. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out what really happened that night. But the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.
Review - 5 Stars
Chevy is a great author. Each book I have read by her is so descriptive and well written it is almost painful to stop reading. I hated putting this book down. This book follows a young women through her high school years and through her years in prison, where she was put for the murder of her sister. She claims innocence. It paints the story of a young woman hurt by bullying, hated by family and friends, loved by only one, her boyfriend and the man she was locked up with for the murder. Honestly, this book paints a picture in your mind and heart of a very sad and traumatic life. Even though it painted such a sad story, I absolutely loved this book. From page one I was hooked. It paints a picture of the justice system that can help open eyes for us who have never been in its grasp before. This book was filled with so much emotion, I felt like I was on a roller coaster. It made me sad, happy, angry,fearful. It was just so well written. I would recommend this book and this author to anyone. She is great and can only get better. I can not wait to read more from such a talented author.
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