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!