The story begins with Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old realtor, who had three goals for the day: sell a home, forget about that trivial argument she had with her demanding mother, and to be home on time to have dinner with her boyfriend. After a slow day at the open house, Annie starts packing up to prepare for an evening with her boyfriend, Luke. Then a van pulls up in front of the house and a good-looking, friendly man steps out and approaches the house. Although Annie was all ready to head out, she figured giving a last-minute potential buyer a tour of the place couldn’t hurt.
But that turned out to be a mistake.
The story alternates between the year Annie had spent in isolation with her captor and her sessions with her psychiatrist. She goes into the details of her being beaten, raped, and controlled by a psychopath who apparently had plans for her, including her escape and the ongoing police investigations leading to the truth about Annie’s captor.
This book had one surprise after another and I think it was worth reading. Just when it seemed as if everything were going to be all right, another twist occurred. Annie was struggling to put her life back together, yet it never seemed to be over. I was definitely hooked. If you’re a fan of thrillers, this may be for you.
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*I received this copy from St. Martin’s Press for review purposes.
About the author: Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a Realtor. While holding an open house one afternoon, she had a terrifying idea that became the inspiration for Still Missing. Chevy eventually sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book. Still Missing went on to become a New York Times bestseller and win the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Chevy’s books have been optioned for movies and are published in more than thirty countries.
Chevy enjoys writing thrillers that allow her to blend her interest in family dynamics with her love of the west coast lifestyle. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s camping and canoeing with her husband and daughter in the local mountains.
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