Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Still Missing

published by:  St. Martin's Press

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 of the day 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 captive of a sadistic 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 spirit back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.

The truth doesn’t always set you free.

I don't know if it's appropriate to say I enjoyed this book, but it was a very compelling read.  Once I started reading I couldn't put it down.  I had to know what was going to happen to Annie.

This was a very dark read.  It had a lot of violence and rough language in it.  If that's not something you can handle, this is not the book for you.  She spent a long time in the hands of a sadistic captor and the book is her retelling of the events to her therapist.  She's understandably bitter about what happened during and after her time away. 

This was a debut book by Chevy Stevens and I was impressed.  I'll be looking for the next book by this author which will be Never Knowing coming out next summer.  In looking at the summary, I think that one will be as dark and moody (and right up my alley) as this one.


baddict17 said...

I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this book and I loved it! I felt the same way; is it right to love a book that's so tragic?? But it was nonetheless a great, emotional read.

Rebecca said...

i agree! i loved this book as dark as it was. I had to know what was going to happen. Some of the turn of events in this book were just shocking.

Linen and Silk said...

This does sound right up my alley!