Author: Chevy Stevens
Goodreads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.95)
Publication: July 6th 2010
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.
As I sit here with my morning hot cocoa, I’m trying to piece together the words I want to use when expressing this novel. This was a phenomenally written novel, with twists and turns you wouldn’t believe. When I first picked up the book, it took me a while to read. A friend talked me into purchasing it and then months later she talked me into actually sitting down to read it. I’m glad I did because I was totally engaged and hooked at the end of the first chapter.
This story shows you the life Annie experienced when she was kidnapped for a year. Each chapter is suspensefully written while she is sitting in a therapists office and every now and again in second narrative. While she talks to her therapist, she tells you all the things that happened to her and the things she did just so she knew she would survive another day. Until one day the chance came to escape. With the captor dead, she safely moves back into her home and tries starting her life again. Only to have another experience of being kidnapped.
Still Missing was a book that was unnerving, it was suspenseful, it had every thing I need to kept me going to finish. But most of all what I loved so much about was how uncomfortable it was for me to read. This book is something that can be real life. This happens to people on a daily basis and I was completely creeped out. It was brutal!
With that being said, I rated Still Missing 5/5 stars: ★★★★★ !
This book is HIGHLY recommended!!