Thursday, July 7, 2011
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (thoughts)
From the back of the book:
"Still Missing is that rare debut find. Chevy Stevens "pulls out all the stops" in this shocking, visceral, brutal, and beautifully crafted story of an abducted woman, her year held captive, and an escape that is just the beginning."
I decided to share that short and sweet summary for one reason only, and that is this is the type of book that you should go into reading knowing as little as possible. Let me tell you that not knowing what I was getting myself into made this reading experience all the more thrilling. This was a book that wouldn't let me go and kept me within its' depths until the very final page. I just could not put this book down. And when I did actually put it down, I found myself thinking about it and the main character Annie. I couldn't help but think about what I would do if I was in her position, how I would handle it, etc. This was just one novel that wouldn't let me go and I thought about it long after I put it down.
It is definitely a difficult read at times as some of the things that Annie experiences are just horrific. But the author keeps the reader turning the pages and guessing until the very end. I loved the viewpoint that the book was written in, and the writing style really kept my attention. I'm cutting myself short here as like I said before...this is a book to just read. I definitely don't want to give anything away. This is an author that I CANNOT wait to read more of and I'm super excited to pick up her next book. All in all, while this book isn't always an easy read, it is a captivating thriller that just wouldn't let me go. Highly recommended but with a warning that it isn't for the faint of heart.
Disclosure: I was lucky enough to receive my copy from the lovely Staci who blogs at Life in the Thumb. Thank you so much for sending this to me!!!!