Saturday, July 10, 2010

Still Missing - A Review

Still Missing - Chevy Stevens (shelf awareness)

Product Details (via B&N)

  • Pub. Date: July 2010
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Hardcover, 352pp
  • Sales Rank: 203

Synopsis (via B&N)

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 captive in a remote mountain cabin — which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist — is a second narrative recounting the nightmare that follows her escape: her struggle to piece her shattered life back together, the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor, and the disturbing sense that things are far from over.
The truth doesn’t always set you free.
Still Missing is a shocking, visceral, brutal, and beautifully crafted debut novel about surviving the unsurvivable — and living to bear witness.

My Thoughts:

Wow this book packed a punch and then some. It has been a long time since I picked up book I was just 10 or so pages in and not sit it down until I turned the very last page. Well done Chevy Stevens!

I hit such a wide range of emotions while reading this book. Horror, fear, loss, sadness, anger, hostility, did I mention loss? This book made me want to cry for the main character and all the stuff she has endured. Her strength is incredibly noticeable on the pages even when she appears to be broken. You can feel it seep through the pages.

On top of being a very touching read, I found it to be a great mystery. I will say I was surprised at the outcome of a few parts. Though part of me feels I shouldn't be.

If you like a good seat of your pants type book. Ones that touches you down to your very soul. Try this one. I will say be warned if you are squeamish though. There are some rough scenes in the book here and there.

Author's Website: Chevy Stevens


Lauren said...

Nice review! I've been curious about this book, so it's good to hear it was pretty great.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I finished it but it was a hard read.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm still planning next week's reads, and I'm thinking this one has to be on the list! I have it, and I also have several others I should read...but now I'm convinced!

Here's my Sunday Salon post:

Teddyree said...

Fantastic review, even though it's no doubt difficult subject matter, it's going straight on my wishlist!

Cass said...

I seem to enjoy books that are "hard to read". :P I should enjoy this one. I love the cover!!

miss cindy :) said...

This is the first time I hear of this and it sounds interesting. Great review :)

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Great review --- makes me want to read it.

Anonymous said...

Great review! I am adding this to my wish list immediately.