When a woman is kidnapped by a psychopath and eventually escapes, everyone thinks her nightmare must be over. So why is she still so terrified? Is she paranoid or is her life still in danger? Misery meets The Collector in a nail-biting thriller with a killer twist. Read it with the lights on.
'Grim and unsettling . a fast-paced read that is utterly absorbing.' - Kathy Reichs
On the day she was abducted, Annie O'Sullivan, a 32-year-old real estate agent, 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 a 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 thriller.
'A heart-pounding debut. Stevens pulls out all the stops in this cat-and-mouse battle between a brilliant psychopath and his tenacious victim. By equal turns clever and compelling, this is the not-to-be missed thriller of the year.' - Lisa Gardner.
'Not just a gripping mystery about a woman's abduction, a story about her hard-fought return - to self, to independence, to life. Frank, fierce, and sometimes even funny, this is a dark tale pinpricked with light - and told by an unforgettable heroine.' - Gillian Flynn, author of Sharp Objects.
'. a compelling, unputdownable thrill ride . The twists are so treacherous and unexpected you'll need a neck brace by the time you finish.' - Linda Castillo, author of Sworn to Silence.
'Engrossing, terrifying and ultimately full of girl-kick-ass, Still Missing will suck you in from page one.' - Chelsea Cain, author of Heartsick.
Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she's not working on her next book, she's camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel Please visit her at www.chevystevens.com.
Winner International Thriller Awards, Best First Book Award 2011 US
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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