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Peeing My Pants With Book Anticipation – Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

I’m a sucker for a great mystery/thriller, and this book has totally captured my attention:

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

• Hardcover: 352 pages
• Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (July 6, 2010)

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 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 novel.

I love books where stories are told through the narrator to someone else, as opposed to having a third person narrator tell the story. I think there’s quite a bit of tension and suspense that can be built up if a story unfolds via the narration of the main character.

But I can’t believe this doesn’t come out until JULY!

*dies*

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26 Responses to “Peeing My Pants With Book Anticipation – Still Missing by Chevy Stevens”

  1. Kay

    This one does sound really good, doesn’t it? I’m putting it on my wish list.

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    trish Reply:

    My job here is done. 🙂

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  2. Lisa

    Okay this is totally the reason I never became a realtor! And reminds me of the story of a young woman from Nebraska who has abducted and held in a cabin. Not for so long but still I can’t imagine trying to return to a regular life.

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    trish Reply:

    Haha! I know, right? Totally creepy!

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  3. Ti

    I saw this one somewhere but it had a different title when I saw it. Looks like a page turner!

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    trish Reply:

    Doesn’t it?!

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  4. S. Krishna

    Oh, this one does sound really good!

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    trish Reply:

    I know! And I see you’re loving SECRET DAUGHTER on Twitter today, so we’ll have effectively traded book recs, even though I haven’t actually read STILL MISSING yet. 😀

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  5. Alita

    Oh Oh Oh this sounds good! Once I get my hands on it, I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough.

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    trish Reply:

    Me too!

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  6. Jen - Devourer of Books

    I’ve been intrigued ever since I heard about it on Wednesday too.

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  7. Darlene

    Wow, this really does sound good!

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  8. Jenners

    This does sound good … not sure if it is “pee your pants” good but good nonethless.

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    trish Reply:

    WHAT?! Are you a mystery/thriller fan?

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  9. The1stdaughter

    This looks fabulous! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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  10. Beth F

    Yep. That does sound great! Maybe we can pick up ARCs at BEA.

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    trish Reply:

    Oh, good idea! I’m sticking with you, lady!

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  11. Jennifer

    This book looks fantastic!!! This is definitely going on the wish list! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!! This is right up my alley!

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    trish Reply:

    You’re welcome! My pleasure. 🙂

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  12. Harvee

    Breaks my heart to contemplate these kinds of situations. I love mysteries and books that are nice and tidy at the end!

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  13. Frankie

    Oh yes, this one is for me. Waiting for the new Tana French and now this book will push me to wear Depends! 🙂

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    trish Reply:

    I KNOW!! Ah, Tana French, how I love thee….

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  14. zibilee

    Oh my, this does sound like a wonderful read! I am going to have to add this to my wish list. Thanks for the heads-up! It looks great!

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  15. Rebecca:)

    This does sound quite amazing. I am putting it on my wish list, too.

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  16. Marjorie

    This book is a 5 star read. It is shocking to the end and the best
    I have read this year.
    I cannot wait to read her next novel.

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