Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review -- Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Still Missing
by Chevy Stevens
St. Martin's Press, 2010
352 pages
*I borrowed a copy from the library.

Summary (from Barnes and Noble): 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.

Review: Still Missing is an intense and engrossing tale of one woman's struggle to deal with the aftermath of being kidnapped and abused. This book is not for everyone. It is a thriller that has many hard to read scenes. The main character, Annie, is understandably angry, abrasive, and unable to trust anyone -- even the psychiatrist who she narrators her tale to. Author Chevy Stevens gives the reader little pieces of Annie's story at a time, leaving the reader wanting to know more. Easily a one or two sitting book -- that good. Rating: ***** out of 5


Jo-Jo said...

I am listening to this one on audio right now and it is quite amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Sue Jackson said...

Sounds good but difficult. I read a teen/YA book on the same topic last year - Living Dead Girl - that was similar - so hard to read but impossible to put down!