*The book does have profanity and a rape description but I have read many books I found much more offensive*
The story begins with a nightmare: working alone, only to be taken. What happened during the period of captivity is told during a series of therapy sessions. At the end of the book, I felt that the author spent so much time developing the story of captivity that end was rushed. Overall, I was disappointed. The idea or premise of the book is excellent but I was left with a feeling that it needed further development. Maybe the book needed a few extra chapters or pages. The ending needed further development.
Say something about yourself!
I have listened to hundreds of books, this is by far my favorite. The story line is so different from most typical Thrillers and the Narrator is phenomenal. If you want to be enthralled download this book, you won't be sorry! In my book (no pun intended) It's right up there with Gone Girl.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes a good drama/mystery
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. The Forgotten Garden had lots of emotion, drama and suspense to keep you going as did "Still Missing".
This was the first reading I have listened to by Angela Dawe. Her reading made you feel you were there.
The ending was so emotional. However there were emotional segments throughout.
She is a great writer and has a good imagination for story telling.
Hard to describe this one without giving away the plot twist. A few little things kept this from being another Gone, Girl - there was definitely another story that needed to be told about the best friend and the boyfriend. I didn't expect the plot twist at all and had to listen to it more than once to be sure I got it, so that makes it a great story for me! Although the story starts out being somewhat formulaic, it rather quickly goes off the anticipated track. I would recommend this novel. The performance was right on tone, and the story kept me guessing until the end. It definitely left me wanting more Chevy Stevens!
I loved the author's voice/writing. Perfect, in my humble opinion. Straight forward, tightly crafted, brilliantly done.
I loved the mystery of not knowing how the hell the protagonist got away from the "freak." We know she's free at the start of the story, but the agony of her trials and how she escaped (and who was behind it all) were magnificently revealed in a chapter at a time, told through patient to psychiatrist.
Angela Dawe is one of the finest narrators I've yet heard. Kudos for representing the author in an authentic, sensitive, and delightful manner. Outstanding job!
Any book depicting abuse makes me cringe. Yet I also loved the way the author showed how almost human the freak could seem from time to time. Horrible, yet. But at times, almost likeable for short bursts of time. Well done, Ms. Stevens!
I'll be looking for more books by this talented new author. ;o)
I am a nurse, wife, daughter, sister, and student. I don't have much free time but when I find a minute I enjoying listening to a good book.
Makes you think...
Annie - she is strong and smart
The ending ....
The narrator was great!
I wasn't sure what to expect with this listen. It turned out to be excellent! The author, Chevy Stevens, gives enough detail about the conditions that Annie endures while held captive for a year without crossing the line of too much detail (there are many writers who go too far and lose me as a result).
Stevens was creative by having Annie tell her story in therapy sessions.
The narrator was good for this particular book.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
It was interesting to hear the story from the "victim" (non victim) point of view.
It was a HORRIBLE situation to have to imagine but the author and performer do an excellent job telling this fascinating ordeal.
She did a good job giving each character their own 'voice'.
Unique, refreshing and captivating
Obviously the woman telling her story. She lets you feel her emotions in a very different approach than most stories.
If I could have.
worth a listen.