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On the day she was abducted, Annie OSullivan, 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 as the captive of 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 life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.

The truth doesn't always set you free. Still Missing is that rare debut find — a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted debut novel.

Review:

"Stevens's impressive debut, a thriller set on Vancouver Island, pulsates with suspense that gets a power boost from the jaw-dropping but credible closing twist. In psychiatric sessions, Annie O'Sullivan, a 32-year-old realtor with a nice boyfriend and a demanding mother, describes her year-long ordeal as the captive of a rapist. Annie was about to close up an open house for a property when an affable guy who introduced himself as David showed up. In short order, David kidnapped her and held her hostage in a remote mountain cabin. There, he raped her daily, regulated every moment, and forced her to 'play house.' The intense plot alternates between Annie's creepy confinement, her escape, and her attempts to readjust to real life, from going to the bathroom when she wants to managing her own meals. Still, Annie knows that a large part of her soul is 'still missing.' Her transformation from victim adds to the believability of the enthralling plot. 150,000 first printing. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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“Pulsates with suspense that gets a power boost from the jaw-dropping but credible closing twist.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Review:

“The ‘what would I do aspect of the reading experience may make this a match for some Jodi Picoult readers as well. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

“Sure doesn't read like a first book. In fact, it's a knockout, a psychological thriller that pulls no punches...” Booklist (starred review)

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“Stevens's blistering debut follows a kidnap victim from her abduction to her escape — and the even more horrifying nightmare that follows... A grueling, gripping demonstration of melodramas darker side.” Kirkus (starred review)

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"Engrossing, terrifying and ultimately full of girl-kick-ass, Still Missing will suck you in from page one." Chelsea Cain, author of Heartsick, Sweetheart, and Evil At Heart

Synopsis:

Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of 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 life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.

Synopsis:

“Pulsates with suspense . . . jaw dropping . . . enthralling.”  —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

On the day she was abducted, Annie OSullivan, 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 shes about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

 

“Will have you glued to the page.”—People magazine

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…in Still Missing.

“Explosively frightening…Chevy Stevens is sure to rock lovers of the thriller genre.” —USA Today

Synopsis:

On the day she was abducted, Annie OSullivan, 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 as the captive of 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 life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.

The truth doesnt always set you free.

Still Missing is that rare debut find--a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted debut novel.

About the Author

Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a realtor.Still Missing is her first novel.

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JFWisherd, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by JFWisherd)
This story has stuck with me still after reading it months ago. It's the kind of story that pulls you in and doesn't let go until the end, and then some.A subject we don't want to hear about but can't let go. I recommend to anyone who loves a good mystery.
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Carey Hobart, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Carey Hobart)
What could have been a Hollywood re-run storyline made me avoid this book for awhile. I finally gave in and was profoundly impressed. The twists and turns, the suspense, but primarily the superb storytelling. Loved and appreciated being fully engrossed in this unique and engaging book.
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cranky30, January 29, 2011 (view all comments by cranky30)
I enjoyed this book so much I could not put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312595678
Author:
Stevens, Chevy
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Self-realization in women
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110524
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stevens's impressive debut, a thriller set on Vancouver Island, pulsates with suspense that gets a power boost from the jaw-dropping but credible closing twist. In psychiatric sessions, Annie O'Sullivan, a 32-year-old realtor with a nice boyfriend and a demanding mother, describes her year-long ordeal as the captive of a rapist. Annie was about to close up an open house for a property when an affable guy who introduced himself as David showed up. In short order, David kidnapped her and held her hostage in a remote mountain cabin. There, he raped her daily, regulated every moment, and forced her to 'play house.' The intense plot alternates between Annie's creepy confinement, her escape, and her attempts to readjust to real life, from going to the bathroom when she wants to managing her own meals. Still, Annie knows that a large part of her soul is 'still missing.' Her transformation from victim adds to the believability of the enthralling plot. 150,000 first printing. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , “Pulsates with suspense that gets a power boost from the jaw-dropping but credible closing twist.” (starred review)
"Review" by , “The ‘what would I do aspect of the reading experience may make this a match for some Jodi Picoult readers as well. Highly recommended.” (starred review)
"Review" by , “Sure doesn't read like a first book. In fact, it's a knockout, a psychological thriller that pulls no punches...” (starred review)
"Review" by , “Stevens's blistering debut follows a kidnap victim from her abduction to her escape — and the even more horrifying nightmare that follows... A grueling, gripping demonstration of melodramas darker side.” (starred review)
"Review" by , "Engrossing, terrifying and ultimately full of girl-kick-ass, Still Missing will suck you in from page one."
"Synopsis" by , Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of 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 life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.
"Synopsis" by ,

“Pulsates with suspense . . . jaw dropping . . . enthralling.”  —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

On the day she was abducted, Annie OSullivan, 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 shes about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

 

“Will have you glued to the page.”—People magazine

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…in Still Missing.

“Explosively frightening…Chevy Stevens is sure to rock lovers of the thriller genre.” —USA Today

"Synopsis" by ,

On the day she was abducted, Annie OSullivan, 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 as the captive of 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 life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.

The truth doesnt always set you free.

Still Missing is that rare debut find--a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted debut novel.

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