Annie O’Sullivan is your average 32-year-old successful businesswoman. She owns a large Victorian home, is up for a big project at her real estate firm, and has a doting boyfriend, loyal golden retriever, and a core group of close friends and family. But, she’s also got a major chip on her shoulder.
After being abducted from her last open house and held captive for an entire year by a psychopathic man named David, the former Annie is Still Missing and still seeking answers about the deliberateness of her disappearance.
Chevy Stevens’ breakout book, Still Missing, narrated by Angela Dawe, explores the inner workings of the human mind when it’s nearly past redemption.
Set up as a first-person account divided into 26 therapy sessions, Annie vividly depicts a mixture of ghastly memories as a captive in the windowless seclusion of a small log cabin with her present-day demons sleeping in the closet and timed urination.
The novel itself is stanch, but it is Dawe’s flippant, no-nonsense tone that brilliantly enacts Steven’s rigid, exact language, revealing Annie from the very beginning. In fact, Dawe’s performance so flawlessly portrays the shrewd, rough-and-tumble, yet angst-ridden young woman, you often forget you’re listening to a work of fiction.
Similarly, Dawe has no trouble transitioning to the deeply disturbed David, the mild-mannered boyfriend, or the overbearing, overdone mother. Regardless of character, her performance is seamless, creating an unrivaled listening experience.
A frighteningly intense tale of abuse, hope, betrayal, and the struggle to live on after epic devastation, Chevy Stevens’ Still Missing is an in-your-face rollercoaster ride of emotion that will leave listeners lining up again. Sarah Zimmerman
On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-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.
©2010 Chevy Stevens (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"The intense plot alternates between Annie's creepy confinement, her escape, and her attempts to readjust to real life, from going to the bathroom when she wants to managing her own meals. Still, Annie knows that a large part of her soul is still missing. Her transformation from victim adds to the believability of the enthralling plot." (Publishers Weekly)
The story was so realistic and the narrator did an amazing job with portraying the characters. I found myself so absorbed in what was happening.
Trauma, tragedy, and healing. Well written story of a woman's struggle with coming to terms with her new life. A must read!
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if you like suspense this is the BOOK, not gonna give up to much, but let me say this, I could have given up, YOU'LL NO WHAT I MEAN IF YOU GET THE DARN BOOK. I hear the author is new, if this is the first book written, I can't even imagine what's coming next. HATS OFF TO U. I'll be on the lookout for whatever's next. The narrator also needs be commended for a wonderful job, she kept my attention (which is very HARD for me). OMG, what a great book.
Better narration than others I've listened to by Angela Dawes. Story is icky. And there were gratuitous twists at the end. As if it isn't bad enough just being held and raped for a year, the author had to add stuff.
Yes! I'm usually pretty good at figuring out the storyline before it plays out. This one had me guessing until the big reveal. What a good book! Sequel? :)
Gary- He was truly so patient and kind throughout.
Keep me interested from start to finish. First time Ive listened to her and will get many more. She's awesome!! And Angela Dawe was one of my favorite voices Ive heard!!
The baby. And I loved the dog.
Yes, This book was great, a lot more graphic that I thought that it would be
She was an excellent narrator. I loved her voice and she would be a great voice actor.
Yes! The mystery is fantastic.
Great voice! Had a lot of emotion, perfect pace, just excellent overall
I listen to many audiobooks, and this one was okay. I found the denouement a bit disappointing. It seemed implausible to me, but if you aren't pressed for time and you are interested in the abduction genre, you might enjoy this listen.
A great combination of a narrator that makes a good story come alive. Seems like a cousin of a Gillian Flynn novel
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