Indie Next ListJuly 2010
I read this debut novel in two sleepless nights and found it simply gripping from the very first page, and truly chilling in its verisimilitude. As the main character Annie revisits the tale of her abduction and captivity at the hands of a deeply disturbed (and disturbing) man, it eventually becomes clear that, despite having won her freedom, her ordeal is far from over. This is surely an author to look out for! -- Whitney Spotts, Schuler Books & Music, Lansing, MI
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 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 in a remote mountain cabin—which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist—is the second narrative recounting the nightmare that follows her escape: her struggle to piece her shattered life back together, the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor, and the disturbing sense that things are far from over.
Still Missing is a shocking, visceral, brutal, and beautifully crafted novel about surviving the unsurvivable—and living to bear witness.
About the Author
Chevy Stevens is the author of Never Knowing. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a realtor. When she held open houses, she had a lot of time waiting by herself between potential buyers, and Stevens would spend this time scaring herself with all the things that could happen to her. The most terrifying scenario she thought up became the story behind Still Missing. Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island, and she still calls the island home. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking with her husband and her dog in the local mountains.
Praise for Still Missing…
“Heart pounding . . . Stevens pulls out all the stops in this cat-and-mouse battle between a brilliant psychopath and his tenacious victim. . . . Still Missing is the not-to-be-missed thriller of the year.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Love You More
“Still Missing runs deeper than the chills it delivers. . . . ” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“This debut novel has the power to shock and awe with its explosively frightening premise about a woman who is kidnapped by a stranger and held against her will for more than year. Chevy Stevens is sure to rock lovers of the thriller genre.” —USA Today