Author: Chevy Stevens
Genre: Thriller, Standalone
Personal Rating: 4.75/5 (better than excellent)
Yearly Count: 33
From inside the ARC:
On the day she was abducted, Annie 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.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
Through sessions with her psychiatrist, Annie retells the terrifying story of the year she spent captive in a remote cabin. Interwoven is a narrative recounting the aftermath of her escape and her struggle to piece her life back together.
The truth doesn't always set you free.
This is a day to celebrate!!! Still Missing is the first book of the year 2010 that goes on my "Best Reads" list. What a fantastic book! HOORAY!
This is Chevy Stevens debut novel and what a doozy it is! The only reason it did not receive a 5/5 from me was due to one scene. The scene was an important one, and I thought it came just too easily. Other than that - it was authentic, compelling and visceral to only name a few adjectives.
Still Missing included many characters that had their specific roles, and I loved (or hated) every one of them. One of my favorite aspects of the book was the way in which Annie talked to her "Doc" during her sessions. This was the method in which we hear about Annie's year of captivity. She completely captivated me - I felt it all. And, I loved it all!
I'm delighted to have discovered that Chevy Stevens has a new book coming out in July, 2011 titled Never Knowing. Can. Not. Wait.
Many, many heartfelt thanks go to St. Martin's Press and Shelf Awareness for sending me this ARC. Still Missing is scheduled to be released on July 6, 2010.