Imagine… you are a single, attractive, woman in your early 30’s, you are a Realtor and you do ok for yourself. At this time in your life your biggest concerns are selling a house, practicing patience with your quirky mother, and being on time for dinner with your boyfriend.
You are spending a gorgeous Saturday afternoon stuck at an Open House showing that is extremely slow. As you are packing up your things and calling it a day a van pulls into the driveway. A well dressed man gets out of the vehicle and you can tell he is really interested in seeing the house. Maybe this day wont be such a loss after all. As you take him through the house and start into the back yard you feel something blunt and cold press against the middle of your back.
Suddenly you find yourself in a cabin, God only knows where. Your abductor, soon to be known as “The Freak” in your mind, certainly never said out loud, has thought of everything and you have no escape. You are put on a strict schedule of when you can eat, and when you can use the bathroom. Any changes to this resulted in being hit or having to drink out of the toilet. And honestly, this was not even the worst part. There were the scheduled baths…
Certainly someone will find you. Certainly it is only a matter of time. Yet days turn into weeks, and weeks into months. And survival is your only thought.
The book, Still Missing, is the story I described above. This is a thriller told about Annie O’Sullivan and her abduction, eventually her escape. Much of the book is Annie talking to her Therapist, reliving the past and sharing the present. Annie still lives in fear of sounds in the dark, strangers, and being alone. Of course, its hard to be with people when you have trust issues.
I have read books where the flash backs and present time chapters do not work. They are confusing. This is not one of those books. I listened to this on audio and the book flowed smoothly. I never felt lost in the story, instead I found myself right from the start thinking “this is good, this is really really good.”
I have become a little gun-shy of thrillers as I find they are either gory or over the top unbelievable. Again, author Chevy Stevens knocked that chip off my shoulder. Well told, very believable (maybe a little too believable!) and kept me listening. I wanted to know, HAD TO KNOW what was going to happen.
Extremely well done I give high marks to a very talented author who blew me away with the story line and kept me guessing all the way through.
I cant wait to read Chevy Stevens again! Make sure you do as well!
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29 thoughts on “Still Missing by Chevy Stevens”
I have read this book and the storyline stays in your mind for a long time.
Considering it is the 1st book written by the author, wow, I think she did an amazing job.
I agree, usually I can figure out or at least have a strong guess of who did what to whom… but nope… not a clue this time.
I really like this author. I received the ARC of this book and had a hard time putting it down. I see you are listening to Bradley on your cd player. We did this
for book club. Another good read!
Yes I am listening to Bradley and enjoying it. I should be done with that one this week, maybe even yet today. 😀
I do want to read this at some point. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Amy she really impressed me with her realistic writing. I am never going to be a realtor…LOL
Wow, Sheila, yours is the first review of this book that has made me add it to my TBR list. Maybe I’ll use an audible credit.
That how I listened to this one. So fantastic Mary.
Excellent review! Makes me want to push this book forward on my TBR list. I started reading it on my Kindle last week but decided I needed something more lighthearted at the moment (I got to the part where she is first at the cabin). I do hope to read it soon as it sounds really good. I wonder if it will be made into a movie…
It would make a fantastic movie Christina! I hope you get a chance to pick it up again soon.
I thought this was a great book as well. Haunting.
I agree Zia, it was all so real.
Her second book, Never Knowing, is equally captivating….I really enjoy her writing style.
Glad you liked Still Missing.
I have heard that and have been peeking at it on audible. I am almost caught up with all in house audio so I will be hunting for more soon. 😀
I read this when it first came out and LOVED it! It’s in the top 5 of my all time favorite reads!! And like Laurel said, Never Knowing is a winner too!
I will have to get to that one too!
I found this book fascinating – impossible to put down – when I read it a couple of years ago. I have her second book “Never Knowing” in my TBR stack.
It was the audio that followed me around from room to room becuase I did not want to quit listening. All other audio was on fold for a bit. 🙂
I really loved this book too, scared the crap out of me!
You should be sure to check out her next novel, Never Knowing. It’s pretty scary good too!
I think I have it on the tbr and looking at it on audible too. I will definately get to that one soon 🙂
I think the structure of the book with the therapist sessions would be ideal for audio. Her second book was pretty good but nowhere near as riveting as this one.
I thought it worked well on audio. The narrator really nailed it, the sarcasm in her tone, the pain. I want to listen to the other one as well by her but seen a comment on audible.com about that one that said “the narrator ruined this book”. OUCH. Maybe I should read that one…
First off, I love your new look! Second, I love Chevy Stevens. I read this one and her second Never Knowing, equally as page turny (not a word, I know) as this one.
Third, How are you liking the new Katherine Howe? I have it and read a few pages but haven’t continued. I was not a huge fan of her first… Deliverance Dane.
Thank you 🙂 I am just starting Katherine Howe and havent read Delivernace Dane so she is still new to me 😉 I am hoping it is good as it is the topic of the Titanic that drew me to it.
My husband and I listened to this on audio as well and were sufficiently creeped out. We were making the big move from Florida to Virginia over the summer last year and we were rapt with attention. We tried taking less breaks and when we did have to, we rushed through it, just to get back to more driving! 🙂
Oh yeah!!!! I didnt want to turn it off! I had to know what would happen next!
I reviewed Still Missing in 2010, (audio version too) it made my favourite read list for being incredibly compelling and terrifyingly real.
It was very good! Realtors beware!!!