Book Review: Still Missing by: Chevy Stevens

Still Missing
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publish Date: 6 July 2010

Origins: Publisher for Review

Format: Paperback

Blurb: On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-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 a 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.

Review in 5: Shocking, brutal, suspenseful, visceral, enlightening

Review:Annie was taken from an open house she was holding as a realtor and taken to a remote cabin that was tailor-made for a person to be trapped inside – no latches on the windows, nothing unlocked, no people for miles. While she was there, she was subjected to mental, sexual, and physical abuse by the man Annie calls ‘The Freak’.

You learn all of what happens while Annie’s at the cabin, as she recounts the haunting tale to her therapist. How can Annie ever relate to people again after what she’s been through? They’ll never understand, she thinks. Especially because, while she knows The Freak is gone, she has no idea who he really was and why he took her in the first place. As the story unfolds you truly feel Annie’s pain, confusion, and paranoia. Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you…

I found the character development to be very detailed and I felt angry when Annie was angry and scared when she was scared. This book makes you think about how strong you really are in the face of the unknown. The story has the right amount of twists and turns to keep you guessing about what the outcome of the investigation will be. Make sure you hug your loved ones after reading this book.


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3 comments:

  1. Ooh wow. This reminds me of Stolen! I think it's a type of book that really shocks you and makes me experience everything as the character did. I'm not sure I'm willing to put myself through the agony, but very interesting indeed! Awesome review!

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  2. I also read this book and felt the same way about it. What a read!!!
    CMash

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  3. Oh my goodness. This has to be a great edge of your seat book. I would love to read this one so adding to the dozens I already have on my wish list..lol.. Thanks for the terrific review Star.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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