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.
Debut novelist Chevy Stevens immediately etches her name into the upper echelon of psychological suspense writers with this startling and disturbing portrayal of a woman's attempts to recover from a horrific extended abduction at the hands of a sadistic sociopath who is still at-large. Realtor Annie O'Sullivan is immersed in her daily routine, overseeing an unsuccessful open house, when she is suddenly forced into a van at gunpoint and taken to a remote cabin, where she will be continuously tortured and ****** by a deranged assailant who scrupulously dictates when she can speak, eat, or go to the bathroom. After a heart-stopping escape, Annie tries to settle back into her ordinary life, but she finds herself socially and psychologically crippled by memories of her attacker and her persistent fear that he could strike again at any time. Meanwhile, a dedicated police sergeant is determined to capture Annie's abductor, but the revelations he uncovers during his investigation only heighten her terror.
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- June 1, 2011
- June 1, 2011
- Chevy Stevens
- Angela Dawe (Narrator)