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She helps people put their demons to rest.

But she has a few of her own…

In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire — healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesnt want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.

When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her — and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.  What happened to Nadine?  Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the groups leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? 

And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most…and fight back. 

Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape. 

Told with the  trademark powerful storytelling that has had critics praising her work as “Gripping” (Kirkus), “Jaw-dropping” (Publishers Weekly) and “Crackling with suspense” (People magazine), ALWAYS WATCHING shows why Chevy Stevens is one of the most mesmerizing new talents of our day. 

 

Review:

"Psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie learns she can outrun her past for only so long in this powerful novel of psychological suspense from Thriller Award — winner Stevens (Still Missing), her third stand-alone. For decades, the stoic Dr. Lavoie has largely managed to repress traumatic memories of the time she spent as a teen in a commune near Victoria, B.C., led by charismatic self-styled guru Aaron Quinn. Then she hears his name for the first time in years — from new patient Heather Simeon, a suicidal, terrified young woman who has just left Quinn's River of Life Spiritual Center. No sooner does Lavoie start delving into Quinn's current activities in hopes of helping Heather than unsettling things start to happen to her — and she also has increasingly distressing flashbacks of her commune days. Although Stevens relies too heavily on conveniently timed recovered memories to propel her twisty plot, readers will likely become as hooked as Quinn's followers. Announced first printing of 150,000. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

She helps people put their demons to rest.

But she has a few of her own…

In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesnt want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.

When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.  What happened to Nadine?  Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the groups leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? 

And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most…and fight back. 

Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape. 

Told with the  trademark powerful storytelling that has had critics praising her work as “Gripping” (Kirkus), “Jaw-dropping” (Publishers Weekly) and “Crackling with suspense” (People magazine), ALWAYS WATCHING shows why Chevy Stevens is one of the most mesmerizing new talents of our day. 

 

Synopsis:

In New York Times bestselling author Chevy Stevens's Always Watching, psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie has a true desire to help people put their demons at rest, but she has demons of her own, some she can barely think about, and some she cant even remember. Nadines mother was a wildly unpredictable manic depressive, her father an alcoholic, and there are whole chunks of Nadines life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.

After shes attacked outside her office, Nadine decides to take a job at a hospital in Victoria as a staff psychiatrist. Its the perfect opportunity: She wont get as attached to her patients and shell be closer to her daughter. But when a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought in to the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels to their lives. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her own history, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.  What happened to Nadine?  Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the groups leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? 

As the dual stories unfold, Nadine finds herself drawn to uncover her own secrets and learn why you can sometimes leave the past, but you can never escape. 

 

About the Author

CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. When shes not working on her next book, shes camping and canoeing with her husband in the local mountains.

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Julie Matthies, January 28, 2014 (view all comments by Julie Matthies)
Chevy Stevens does it again. Creepy, haunting, suspenseful, rubberneck twists - Always Watching doesn't disappoint. Who doesn't love a good religious-cult-in-the-woods mystery?
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Silvers Reviews, July 7, 2013 (view all comments by Silvers Reviews)
A haunting, terrifying read, but oh so good.

You will be on the edge of your seat as the fear and tension oozes from the pages of ALWAYS WATCHING. Don't read this book when you are alone or in a room without curtains. Someone may be watching.

What started out to be a patient/doctor relationship moved to more sinister waters as Nadine's treatment of Heather brought back repressed horrors from her own childhood. Could Nadine’s treating a patient really bring back memories of her own? Nadine was beginning to have flashbacks about things that took place at the same commune her patient had been in. The same commune that may have caused her claustrophobia and her fear of water.

The basis of ALWAYS WATCHING was the flashbacks. The flashbacks will keep you wondering what Nadine was going to find or who she was going to run into from her past as she investigated the commune that her mother and her brother were a part of when she was thirteen.

What she began to find out and remember was not pleasant. Was this investigation a wise decision or one that would make her childhood fears surface more and cause more trouble for her especially since she was doing all of this on her own?

ALWAYS WATCHING was tense and gripping. It dealt with mental issues, mind games, and brainwashing. Quite frightening and disturbing.

I had a difficult time putting the book down. I haven't read a thriller for a while nor have I ever read a book by Chevy Stevens.

If you enjoy edge-of-your seat plots, you won't be disappointed in ALWAYS WATCHING. 5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312595692
Author:
Stevens, Chevy
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie learns she can outrun her past for only so long in this powerful novel of psychological suspense from Thriller Award — winner Stevens (Still Missing), her third stand-alone. For decades, the stoic Dr. Lavoie has largely managed to repress traumatic memories of the time she spent as a teen in a commune near Victoria, B.C., led by charismatic self-styled guru Aaron Quinn. Then she hears his name for the first time in years — from new patient Heather Simeon, a suicidal, terrified young woman who has just left Quinn's River of Life Spiritual Center. No sooner does Lavoie start delving into Quinn's current activities in hopes of helping Heather than unsettling things start to happen to her — and she also has increasingly distressing flashbacks of her commune days. Although Stevens relies too heavily on conveniently timed recovered memories to propel her twisty plot, readers will likely become as hooked as Quinn's followers. Announced first printing of 150,000. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Agency. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

She helps people put their demons to rest.

But she has a few of her own…

In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesnt want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.

When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.  What happened to Nadine?  Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the groups leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? 

And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most…and fight back. 

Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape. 

Told with the  trademark powerful storytelling that has had critics praising her work as “Gripping” (Kirkus), “Jaw-dropping” (Publishers Weekly) and “Crackling with suspense” (People magazine), ALWAYS WATCHING shows why Chevy Stevens is one of the most mesmerizing new talents of our day. 

 

"Synopsis" by ,

In New York Times bestselling author Chevy Stevens's Always Watching, psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie has a true desire to help people put their demons at rest, but she has demons of her own, some she can barely think about, and some she cant even remember. Nadines mother was a wildly unpredictable manic depressive, her father an alcoholic, and there are whole chunks of Nadines life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.

After shes attacked outside her office, Nadine decides to take a job at a hospital in Victoria as a staff psychiatrist. Its the perfect opportunity: She wont get as attached to her patients and shell be closer to her daughter. But when a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought in to the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels to their lives. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her own history, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island.  What happened to Nadine?  Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the groups leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? 

As the dual stories unfold, Nadine finds herself drawn to uncover her own secrets and learn why you can sometimes leave the past, but you can never escape. 

 

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