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Still Missing

Still Missing

Написано Chevy Stevens

Озвучено Angela Dawe


Still Missing

Написано Chevy Stevens

Озвучено Angela Dawe

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4.5/5 (236 оценки)
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9 hours
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Jul 6, 2010
ISBN:
9781441843234
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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 captive in a remote mountain cabin-which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist-is a second narrative recounting the nightmare that follows her escape: her struggle to piece her shattered life back together, the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor, and the disturbing sense that things are far from over.

The truth doesn't always set you free.

Still Missing is a shocking, visceral, brutal, and beautifully crafted debut novel about surviving the unsurvivable-and living to bear witness.

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  • (5/5)
    The story is told like we're either Annie's therapist, or in the room during the sessions. I loved this set up for the novel. This way, Annie went over what happened leading up to the abduction, the kidnapping itself, being held against her will for a year, and her difficulties trying to assimilate back to real life. Nothing is linear - some sessions deal with her adjusting, some focus on her trying to figure out why she was kidnapped and who the man was. We're right along with her as new developments come up in her case, and the resolution is the case's closing. Very well-written and suspenseful. It sucked me in, and I found myself thinking about it whenever I wasn't reading it. I'm still thinking about it, really.
  • (3/5)
    The ending was a real WTF moment. It felt pretty unbelievable, although I imagine there are people in this world who are just that messed up. I didn't really like the format of Annie relaying her story to her therapist. I would have appreciated the story more if we got the whole abduction story at once, instead of in bits and pieces.

    I did find this story to be very interesting and it kept me wanting more. I wanted to find out how she escapes, and why she was abducted in the first place. Annie has some pretty obnoxious people in her life. Her mom is extremely self centered, and to a lesser extent so is her "best friend". They seem more worried about how Annie's abduction effect them, rather than focusing on Annie.
  • (4/5)
    As I was listening to this I realized I had read it before. But it was still good the second time around. There are lots of twists and turns and the person who is behind Annie's abduction will surprise you. It really shows how messed up your life can become with one incident. I found this book really fascinating and disturbing.
  • (5/5)
    This is a day to celebrate!!! Still Missing is the first book of the year 2010 that goes on my "Best Reads" list. What a fantastic book! HOORAY!This is Chevy Stevens debut novel and what a doozy it is! The only reason it did not receive a 5/5 from me was due to one scene. The scene was an important one, and I thought it came just too easily. Other than that - it was authentic, compelling and visceral to only name a few adjectives.Still Missing included many characters that had their specific roles, and I loved (or hated) every one of them. One of my favorite aspects of the book was the way in which Annie talked to her "Doc" during her sessions. This was the method in which we hear about Annie's year of captivity. She completely captivated me - I felt it all. And, I loved it all!I'm delighted to have discovered that Chevy Stevens has a new book coming out in July, 2011 titled Never Knowing. Can. Not. Wait. (4.75/5)Originally posted on: Thoughts of Joy
  • (5/5)
    Oh! My! God!! The intensity of this book is incredible. I was riveted throughout. The subject matter, kidnap, rape, murder, is very uncomfortable (but not done gratuitously). Annie, the victim, is real and likable character - just put in an impossible situation. And then the ending....Holy Cow!!! Not much can be said without giving it away. Just go read this book.
  • (4/5)
    This was a very good book. I enjoyed the way the story is being told through her conversations with her "shrink".

    I could have done w/o the ending, but it did keep me guessing until the bitter end...
  • (5/5)
    Wow. Just plain Wow. Very well done. The author takes you back and forth between 'then' and 'now'... something that is rarely done successfully. But she was more than successful -- this was the perfect way to tell this story, and what a tough story to tell.
    This may have been Chevy Stevens' first... and it was the first of hers, that I read, but it won't be the last. She is definitely on my list of authors to read.

  • (5/5)
    Emotionally gripping!!! The kind of story that shakes you from the inside out. A must read!!!
  • (4/5)
    Annie, a realtor, is abducted from an open house. She was held captive in a remote cabin and tells her story through sessions with her psychiatrist. I felt like I was right there with her. The twist at the end was both well conceived and well hidden, although I did not care for its abrupt ending.
  • (5/5)
    Brilliant debut novel! Well developed characters with an explosive, suspenseful plot!
  • (4/5)
    couldn't put this book down!!! lots of suspense, well developed characters and really good writing!!!! if you are looking for a good thriller, this is it!!!
  • (2/5)
    Audiobook.......Trite.....contrived.....enough said.
  • (4/5)
    I read the opening chapters but decided to pass on buying. However, three weeks later, I'm stilling thinking about it. I went back and bought it. A chiller. Good debut novel. Twists and turns in plot, surprise ending.
  • (4/5)
    Reading this so close on the tail of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus being rescued in Cleveland (where I live) was not done on purpose. Annie is a realtor kidnapped from an open house and kept captive for a year. The book is set up as being told by Annie to her therapist. Just a fascinating book and horrifying at the same time. A good read, but it will break your heart. Oh, also, I hope that Annie and the cop get together. Just a side, but I think that they would be great for each other...
  • (5/5)
    OMG, the BEST book I've read this year!! Read it -- you'll be on the edge of your seat the whole time and shocked at its ending!
  • (4/5)
    This was an amazing story! Gripping and insightful, written in the first person by a woman who was abducted and raped. I highly recommend it and will likely recommend it as a book club selection.

    This was a Goodreads First-read.
  • (4/5)
    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 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 quite the page turner. As you follow along with Annie as she recounts the events of her captivity in a remote cabin following her kidnaping by a psychopath. We learn of her tale during sessions with her psychiatrist. The twists and turns in this book are many and I did enjoy it. The main character Annie will draw you in and have you turning the pages one after another all the way to the end. I dare you to get any sleep once you pick up this book.
  • (4/5)
    3 1/2 stars. Told from the perspective of visits to her shrink, the book told of Anne Sullivan's attempt at recovery after having been abducted and held prisoner for a year in a remote cabin. Anne did what she needed to do to survive, but was left dealing with the aftermath of the psychological control she had experienced. Soon after her return it became apparent that someone had hired her abductor. Good plot and fair writing for a new author. I did not find the sexual encounter with Gary to be credible-too soon for a victim of the abuse described in the book and unprofessional for a lead investigator on her case. Other characters in the book needed to be more developed. Anne's reaction upon learning who was behind the kidnapping was surprisingly mild. It should have had more of a damaging psychological/emotional effect on her given her supposed fragility.I have not been compensated in any way (other than being given a copy of this book to review) and my opinion on the book is entirely my own.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent, gripping, could not put down read!
  • (4/5)
    So far I can barely put it down.

    And now, less than 24 hours later, I've finished it.
    I couldn't stop reading.
  • (5/5)
    It's been a while since a book has kept me up at night! I couldn't put this one down! This story of a young woman abducted and held hostage for over a year is riveting. The story is told by Annie as she tells it to her psychiatrist - from the day of the abduction until the shocking conclusion. I could see the transition from the "before the abduction Annie" to the "after abduction Annie" in her thoughts and actions. I thought the author did a fantastic job making the story realistic from start to almost the end - although the end is shocking, it's a little bit out there. I have already been recommending this book to others and will definitely add Ms. Stevens to my "must read" author list. 5 stars!
  • (4/5)
    Listened for Book Club (Audible/DFWTea)Overall Rating: 4.00Story Rating: 4.00Character Rating: 4.00Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)First Thought when Finished: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens was a story that I wasn't sure where was going and the end kind of left me speechless!Book Club Thoughts: Big hit with the group. The end all made us gasp. We were disturbed by several characters and we all had different theories going into the last few chapters. We all agreed that was a good sign of a great thriller when you can't decide who did it or why! Overall it was a huge hit with the book club and many of us have already moved on to book 2.My Thoughts: I really enjoyed (maybe not the right word) Still Missing. It was twisty, turny, disturbing, off-kilter, and uniquely written. The format played as much in my interest in the story as the characters did. I can't even imagine going through what Annie did and surviving. The fact that you get to see her broken, resilient, and healing through her psych sessions just draws you in more to the story. Plus it was a brilliant way to tell a story in two time frames! The characters (all of them) were fascinating. There was no black/white here except for one character (the kidnapper). Every person was complicated, intriguing, and had their own stuff to work through with Annie's ordeal. At the heart, this is a thriller and it will keep you guessing till the end.Audio Thoughts: Narrated By Angela Dawe / Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins Angela "freaking" Dawe knocked it out of the park. Yes, I admit I am a fan girl of her narration. I highly recommend this one on audio.Book Club Read for DFWTea for Feb 2014
  • (4/5)
    couldn't put this book down!!! lots of suspense, well developed characters and really good writing!!!! if you are looking for a good thriller, this is it!!!
  • (4/5)
    Didn't see that coming!!!
  • (3/5)
    The first half of this book reminded me A LOT of the first half of "Above" by Isla Morley: Man abducts woman, attempts to create a life with her separate from the rest of civilization. What's especially interesting is that, in both books, you get to about halfway and there's a sense of climax, but that's really just the beginning of the story. The suspense of the initial plot is captivating in both books, but then there are unexpected turns."Still Missing" ends up much more twisted than it seems at first--and that's crazy considering the initial hook is a psychopath abducting a woman and keeping her in a cabin with him. For me, some of the plot points seemed too absurd, and I wasn't sure if the main character reacted to some of the circumstances in a believable way. BUT, I will say that I kept reading and I was interested in what would happen, so this is a good book in that way.I was a little bothered by the mysterious shrink character, though she's not really a "character." She's like the nanny figure in the Muppet Babies--she's there, but she never says or does anything. That was a little strange to me, but I suppose it's an interesting way to structure the story. I'd be curious to hear what others think of that construct.Overall, I've always liked Chevy Stevens as a writer. It's hard to believe "Still Missing" is her first book.
  • (4/5)
    One of the best mysteries (if a tad long) I've read in awhile. Stevens took risks which paid off. Having the narrator describe her psych sessions instead of employing dialogue between the two characters was gutsy. The other greater risk was brilliant! You'll need to read the book to see what I mean.
  • (4/5)
    I don't know what to make of this book...I couldn't believe some of things I was reading. I truly liked the first person writing, you don't often see that in crime novels. However, this novel was GRAPHIC. If it were a movie, I'd say it was an R-rated. I was also a little disappointed in how the book ended... I loved the way the story was going and then just stops..
  • (3/5)
    Abducted while showing a house to a potential buyer, Annie finds herself trapped with a psychopath. Forced to obey strict rules and never given the opportunity to escape, she falls into the routines only to protect herself, and later, her child. The story is told in therapy sessions, after she escaped after suffering for over a year. This book was definitely a page turner. It was exciting and featured a shocking conclusion. After a while I did feel that the therapy session became a bit old, I wish it had been mixed in with other points of view. If I hadn't been so interested in Annie and her story I probably would have put the book down after a while. Overall, not a bad read.
  • (4/5)
    Page turner, but gave me nightmares (I am a wimp, though)! The narration comes from what Annie is telling to her therapist after her return from her abduction. The fact that you know that she is going to escape somehow makes it all the more thrilling, because you keep wondering "is this it!?!" and are able (for a wimp like me) to get fully emotionally involved in the character without the tension of fearing she's a goner. The title perfectly captures the actual focus of the story -- her reaction to returning home, more than the abduction itself, even if that is the primary driving force for much of the book.
  • (5/5)
    Really enjoyed this twisted story.