Stormi's Review: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Released: July 6, 2010
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Length: 411 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
On the day she was abducted, Annie O'Sullivan, a thirty-two year old realtor, had three goals--sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever- patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she's about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all. Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape--her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.
The truth doesn't always set you free.
Still Missing is that rare debut find--a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted debut novel.
Five Boundless Stars
Wow. I have read all of Chevy's books except this one and this one just took me for an emotional ride. I literally could not put it down. I have to say that the ending was amazing. It follows the life of Annie. A woman who is abducted, raped, and beaten. It continues her story through her "healing". The horrors that this book portrays are some that are so hard to imagine. I laughed at times while at others I just bawled like a baby. The pain and the feelings are so real. So many women have faced atrocities like this and this book just shows glimpses of what may really go on in the mind of a crazed captor and the mind of a woman held against her will. I have not found a book yet by Chevy that isn't in its own right, a book of literary art. This book is one of those that weigh heavily on your heart and mind. This is a book that is not forgotten quickly, if it ever really is.
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