Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pre Pub Book Buzz -- Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

There are a handful of thrillers hitting shelves this summer that have been garnering buzz and attention for quite some time now. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens is one of them. Lisa Gardner blurbed it, PW gave it a starred review, everyone who's read it so far seems to love it.

Here's some info from the publisher:

A missing young woman, a frightening abductor, a sealed-up remote cabin, and an honest, frank voice trying to sort out a situation that would destroy anyone: Chevy Stevens' STILL MISSING is a page turner in the truest sense of the word. STILL MISSING is that rare debut find-a shocking, visceral, brutal and beautifully crafted novel.

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 she hosts 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. She couldn't be further from the truth.

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. This includes her struggle to piece her shattered life back together as well as the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor. Through this, Annie and the reader, discover that the truth doesn't always set you free.

This is Stevens's debut and from what I'm hearing is set to make her one of the biggest new names in the thriller genre. Still Missing hits shelves on 7/6. I have this in my review stack for the coming week and will keep you guys posted on my thoughts.

1 comment:

Vickie said...

This looks hellah fab!! My book prezzie arrived today, thank you again for the opportunity.