Published by St. Martin's Press on July 6th 2010
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-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.
Still Missing interweaves the year Annie spent as the captive of a psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfold through sessions with her psychiatrist, with a second narrative following the events after her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.
Still Missing is a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted novel.
I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, and playing Candy Crush Soda Saga or Trivia Crack.
In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf just for audio books. Reviewing them is a bit more difficult, because I don’t take notes and I don’t always know how to spell the characters names. So these reviews will be a little different from my book reviews.
This was a fantastic, thrilling audio to listen to! I loved Annie. Which made for some rough times, because her character is kidnapped, raped, abused both physically and psychologically and the twists are brutal. Brutal. You’ve been warned.
I went into this one a little blind, and only had a vague idea of what it was about, which actually worked really well. But, if I’m being honest, I’m so glad I listened to this one on audio, otherwise I totally would have been ruining it for myself by flipping to the last page.
I loved how things were revealed gradually, the way it was told through Annie’s therapy sessions. She was working through the trauma, and the way she told her story felt very organic. Of course, listening to Annie’s tale makes it clear that I am not cut out to be a therapist- I wouldn’t have been able to keep my mouth shut (which I’m pretty sure will surprise no one). Hell, I was even talking to the audiobook when Annie did something that I had a feeling was a bad idea.
This is my second Chevy Stevens novel, but I can guarantee it won’t be my last!
Angela Dawes narrates the hell out of this book! And weirdly enough, this is the only book I’ve listened to her read. I looked through all 13 pages of her narration on Audible, but while I’ve read some of the books she’s done, it was in print and not audio format. I hope to listen to more by her because I really enjoyed her storytelling.