Still Missing

Stevens, Chevy

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Still Missing
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. The truth doesn't always set you free. Still Missing is that rare debut find--a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted debut novel.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312595678
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEVENS 2010
Characteristics: 342 p. ;,25 cm


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A fascinating, compelling pageturner recounting how Annie recovers from her abduction via sessions with her therapist.

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Dec 26, 2014
  • wilqser rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Psychological thriller about a women abducted and torturted after a day at work showing houses. A couch trip with a narrative of showing of how she is coping with the residual damage she suffered. Not very well written, the only redeeming quality of the narrative is that towards the end, turns out the kidnapping was much more complicated. I'd give it even this high a rating only in so much as it is her first novel.

Nov 23, 2014
  • Mothercat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

New author for me, really keen to read more of her work - gripping story of a woman abducted and how she got away and started about retrieving her life and sanity.

Can't stop reading. When taking mass transit you will miss your stop. Great reading. Turn around. You will never guest who in it. great great.

Jun 27, 2014
  • CryMSanchez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was an amazing book! It had everything a good story needs to have. I was immersed in it from the 1st paragraph I read. Chevy has a way of making you feel like you aren't reading the book, but in it. Which is, in this book's case, intense. Just as with her other one I wasn't prepared for what I was going to be reading about. I didn't want to read any reviews and it give something away. Just know that for a woman and a mother some of the things in this book will make you hold your breath.

Jun 21, 2014
  • kristie1125 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely brilliant!
I couldn't put it down. I was sucked in from the start and had to finish it.
It is a compelling story, that makes you think those thoughts, what could happen? What would I do? Could I survive?
I cried. I felt angry. I felt anixous.
I pictured this book completely in my mind, as if I were watching it unfold. Simply amazing!
This is one of the best book I've ever read!

Jun 15, 2014
  • MillieBT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

totally enjoyed this book couldn't put it down

Apr 21, 2014
  • lilyofthevalley3 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great first novel for this author. I have to say I was disturbed by the topic because I had never read a book that described this kind of abuse. I was kept guessing until almost the end. Well done Chevy Stevens.

"On a beautiful sunny day, Vancouver Island realtor Annie O'Sullivan shows a house to one last friendly prospective buyer - and is kidnapped at gunpoint. Held captive in a remote cabin and made to follow rules that dictate when she can eat, bathe, and even speak, Annie is brutalised physically and psychologically for a year before she can escape. Now, in sessions with her therapist, Annie shares the story of her trauma, her escape, and her ongoing fear and anger, for her kidnapper has yet to be found. Psychologically intense, this 2011 winner of the ITW Award for Best First Novel is "sure to leave readers looking over their shoulders for a smiling stranger" (Booklist)." Thrillers and Suspense November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=697347

Nov 05, 2013
  • vwruleschick rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

WOW - what a thrilling story, it gave me heart palpitations. But be warned that the story is brutal/scary. You meet Annie and she is in the process of working through her issues...one session at a time. You get to know her and her story as she retells it to her shrink, as well as, what she is currently going through in her life and emotionally. Loved how the scenes are present and then you go through the rabbit hole/blurs into the another time, then the author brings you right back again. Thoroughly enjoyed reading!

Aug 08, 2013
  • Trevin123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book!!! I loved it couldn't put it down. I will definitly be reading more of Chevy Stevens.

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