ARC Review and Giveaway: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
by: Chevy Stevens
published by: St. Martin's Press
publish date: July 5th, 2011
All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara’s home life was not ideal. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and find closure.
But some questions are better left unanswered.
After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother—only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her.
If you read Still Missing many of the elements of Never Knowing will be familiar. It's set up the same way as Still Missing as the main character telling the story to her psychiatrist. I was a little disappointed in this. I thought that was really unique in Still Missing and really worked for that book. In this book it still worked, but I had hoped for something a little different I guess.
I did really like this book. It was really exciting and tense. All the heartbreak and fear that Sara suffered with the reader does too. Chevy Stevens does a great job of pulling you into Sara's world and let you walk around and get to know the characters.
While I thought that Still Missing was way too in-your-face and kind of shocking for the big screen, I thought this book would make a really great movie. I could see it cast with some cool people. I kept thinking Agent Cho from The Mentalist might make a good Billy. Sandra Bullock kept coming to mind for Sara, like her character in Murder by Numbers.
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