Thursday, June 24, 2010

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens Review

From Goodreads: 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.

Rating: 4.85/5 Stars

Characters: 5/5 Stars

Ending: 4.75/5 Stars

Annie O'Sullivan is your regular, modern-day woman. She has a boyfriend, her own house and dog, and works as a realtor. Unfortunately, her wonderful job is what gets her in trouble. While trying to sell an important house to a seemingly nice and rich man, she is kidnapped by him. After, being drugged she wakes up on a bed ina cabin with absolutely no open doors, windows, or even any crakcs. There are no weapons or any means of escape. She is horrifed, as anyone would be, and soon learns the rules of her kidnapper, aka The Freak.

The sequence of the novel starts and ends with Annie talking to her shrink, and the middle are her experiences with The Freak. You learn more of what she went through and what her lfe is like now- her relationships, eating habits, and peeing schedule(no lie). But most importnatly, you learn the true nature of her kidnapping.

Chevy Steven's writing is great- she made you feel the character's emotions but also made it light and comical at times. I was so emotional the whole time I was reading this. Annie's emotions were so real and all over the place the entire book, and mine followed suit. I wish Goodreads had half stars but...oh well. The only itsy bitsy problen had with this book was the end. Everything up until the felt realistic- like it could happen to anyone. I mean, what does happen technically could but it just changed my view.

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