22 February 2010

Still Missing; Chevy Stevens

Still Missing Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very, very dark story of a woman abducted and held for over a year. While it didn't live up to the "shocking conclusion"... "tense thriller" hype the publisher put on the ARC, it was definitely a worth-while read.

Told as a series of sessions with her shrink and as flashbacks (with some modern day stuff at the end), Annie's story of life with The Freak is truly unsettling. The additional information about her boyfriend, best friend and her family just adds to the creepiness of her life After (although living with that mother Before? ugh!) I particularly liked that the shrink didn't intrude, these were all her words and any 'guiding questions' were completely off stage. Some of it seemed a bit trite (Annie and Gary, for example, or her baby's name), but that didn't detract from the story as much as it could have.

ARC provided by publisher.

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1 comment:

  1. I really want to read this book! Thanks for the review!