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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.

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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published June 8th 2008)
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Hey, I have a recommendation!

Yeah, if anyone’s looking for some really hollow characters who behave in ways that make no freaking sense, plot development that is not even remotely believable, and disastrously bad writing that’s actually kind of funny sometimes...schyea dude! Look no further, because this one has it all. In fact, it even has the bonus of a supposed “twist ending” where the author apparently mistook the word “twist” for “pulled it out of my ass because I couldn’t think of anything
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I am not sure why I went into reading STILL MISSING with such low expectations but I did, and boy was I pleasantly surprised! I had this book on my "to read list" for awhile, and decided to finally read it after getting a recommendation from one of my Goodreads friends (Thank you Rita).

I didn't really look at the synopsis in depth before I read it-which is unusual for me but in this case it was good that I didn't- I didn't know what I was getting into. I normally prepare myself when reading a no
If my mother were Lorraine O’Sullivan, I’d have shot her self-absorbed ass and fed her decomposing corpse to the coyotes, while whistling the theme to Deliverance through my missing two front teeth. Which would have presented me with one of two scenarios: either I would have been locked up so fast I wouldn’t have had time to stop whistling let alone scream for an attorney, or Clayton Falls might have thrown a parade for me on the spot, to include fire engines and penny candy and clowns and the l ...more
Erin  Dove
Mar 19, 2012 Erin Dove rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Erin by: Suzanne Pringle
I cried, I laughed, I felt sick, I felt anger. This novel has without a doubt won 5+ stars in my books!!! The best book I have read in a while.

The way the author told the story was compelling. If work didn’t get in the way, I would have read this book all day long. I wouldn’t have even gotten up to go to the bathroom. That’s just how good this novel was.

So many twists and turns. The author had me sitting on the edge of my seat the entire book! The character development is strong, you feel the
Emily May
This is a hard book to recommend because it doesn't fit nicely into any category, some people will gush about it and others will hate it. There are many good bits that are weakened by a touch of poor writing, often weighed down by cliched phrases and the author's tendency to underestimate the reader's intelligence - like her frequent use of irony, only to then explain why that's ironic as if we couldn't get that on our own. The guy who abducts her (who she calls "The Freak") gives her a book abo ...more
Miss Kim
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Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
Feb 09, 2013 Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of psychological suspense
Recommended to Florence (Lefty) by: Theresa
The book blurb spells it out: a young realtor abducted from an open house, held captive by a psychopath for over a year, her journey of recovery. Partly told as sessions with her shrink, how she dealt with the trauma of her captivity hooked me more than the actual abduction story. Escaping was one thing, getting her life back another. “Maybe I should put up my own flyers: Still Missing”

I bought into her character - the anger, bitterness, sense of alienation; all of it rang true. A gritty subje
This story is a heart-felt chilling and engaging story of an abduction. She tells us her harrowing ordeal via her sessions with her psych doctor. It's heartbreaking at times and very real in how maybe these extreme conditions accounted for in this story insidiously alters a victims state of mind. This story is not designed to be a fast paced story but rather a well spanned out story of courage and the evil that people do. Recently winner of The Thrillfest Award 2011.
If I could give Still Missing more than 5 stars, I would. I was so spellbound upon finishing the book that I had a hard time articulating what made it so great. It was an incredibly written psychological rollercoaster that demanded my full attention and lingered long after I put it down. All that Annie went through, from her abduction, captivity, recovery and everything after were so entrancing. I enjoyed the device that the author used having Annie narrate during her sessions with her shrink. A ...more
Jennifer Lane
From the Depths of Depravity...

Thanks to my friend Mitsy for recommending this. She thought I'd like the psychology aspects: each chapter is a therapy session. The therapy format is a vehicle for heroine Annie O'Sullivan to tell her horrifying story.

Annie is 32-year-old realtor living on Vancouver Island. She has a golden retriever, a boyfriend, a bitchy mom, and a stepdad. Neither Annie nor her mother have recovered from the deaths of her sister and father in a car accident years ago.

Annie's op
Annie O’Sullivan is a a 32-year-old realtor. She has a very difficult mother, a nice and understanding boyfriend, a beautiful house, a devoted dog and an amazing best friend....and all that is taken away from her one hot afternoon, while having an open house, when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she's about to leave.

He's nice and friendly and says he's interested in buying and paying in cash, plus he apparently has a dog so he's got to be nice, right? Wrong!!!!
The guy is seriously distur
OMG! I've just been on one of the scariest, most disturbing rides ever! What a nightmare - WOW!

Annie O’ Sullivan, a Realtor, heads out to show a house one summer afternoon. Near the close of the open house, Annie is abducted by a potential client, a stranger who drugs and transports her to a remote mountain cabin on Vancouver Island where he repeatedly beats, rapes, and terrorizes her. As the days and nights of her captivity begin to blur together, Annie is forced to conform to the whims of a ps
Daniel Parsons
A superb, expertly plotted book, brilliantly written, this is an outstanding debut novel from Chevy Stevens. Apart from perhaps We Disappear by Scott Heim, Still Missing is the only book I can think of that so effectively deals not only with an abduction or disappearance, but also the after effects of this. The two books are very different however, and their theme aside the only other common ground is that they are both undoubtedly masterpieces.

Annie O'Sullivan is a wonderful character, and the

This was a fantastic read from start to finish and one that kept me up late at night as I just could not put it down.

Annie O'Sullivan is a realtor and is hosting a open house one Sunday for a German couple who are anxious to sell their house. The open house is a bit slow, but ten minutes before it ends a man turns up enquiring if he is to late. Although Annie really wants to get home she thinks what's the harm in a few extra minutes. But little does Annie know those few minutes will change her l
This was a fantastic debut by Chevy Stevens. People have compared it to "Gone Girl" or "The Good Girl", but I thought this was twice as suspenseful as either of those. I think the main character had substance and it was easy to put myself in her possision even though, thank God, I have never had to endure anything close to her nightmare. It was interesting how the story went back and forth between her past and present, the timing was perfect and slid smoothly between the two. No whiplash. A real ...more
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.

Annie Sullivan is a realtor from Vancouver Island who at a open house viewing is abducted and bundled into a van by a man she later comes to know as the freak. She is transported to a cabin somewhere in a forest. Much of the story is then told by Annie to her therapist and we lean the horrors she physically and mentally endures in captivity and how she eventually escapes. Wanting answers as to how this could possibly happen to her Annie learns the truth of her abdu
Interesting story...I did the audiobook and the narrator's voice was so monotone that it was a great sedative.
I have recently been lamenting that they don't write books like they used to or else I've read so many that I'm jaded to the point where nothing surprises me or delights me any more. I finished this book yesterday and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Still Missing gave me that "WOW, I'm sorry this book is over" feeling. This book so to speak had me at hello. From the first page, from the first word this book had me completely riveted.

I've never been raped, I've never been kidnapped

Poucos livros me fizeram chorar tanto como este!
Na primeira parte, chorei de emoção, de choque, de desgosto,...
Na segunda parte, chorei de tanto bocejar de tédio...

Primeira parte - A Floresta
Fascinou-me a forma vertiginosa como nos é contada a história; como, com poucas palavras, compreendemos e aceitamos a entrega da vítima ao carrasco, por medo, por sobrevivência, por solidão,...
Sem piedade, a autora, nos tira o fôlego, nos martiriza e dá forma aos nossos maiores terrores, falando-nos da rendi
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: Fitting
Rating NC-17 for subject matter.
Thumbs Up 5
Overall: Horrifyingly Brilliant
Characters: Well crafted
Plot: Heart wrenchingly good.
Page Turner: Totally
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend Yes.
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This story isn’t for the faint of heart. It deals with tough issues and is brilliantly written. You will feel what Annie felt through her gripping journey into the past and back to the present. Neither is any good. This is the kind of story tha
I listened to the audio of this book and the performance was amazing. I absolutely could not stop listening, I could not look away. Listening to this story unfold is akin to watching a horrible accident, you know you don’t want all the details but it is impossible to look away. The subject matter is very disturbing and the details of what the kidnapper did to Anna are disturbing but told in a very realistic manner. The story is not easy to ready/listen to and I would suggest that people who are ...more
William Bentrim
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Anne is a realtor. Her open house disastrously morphs into something disturbingly different. Her experience is compounded by an ultimate betrayal; her return to sanity remains a question throughout the book, a grossly disturbing mystery.

I had trouble reading this book. The situation is horrific to the extreme. Anne faces things that no person should have to face. Her responses seemed quite natural for the scenario. Chevy Steven did a nice job portraying such strong
Annie O'Sullivan is your regular, modern-day woman. She has a boyfriend, her own house and dog, and works as a realtor. Unfortunately, her wonderful job is what gets her in trouble. While trying to sell an important house to a seemingly nice and rich man, she is kidnapped by him. After being drugged she wakes up on a bed in a cabin with absolutely no open doors, windows, or even any cracks. There are no weapons or any means of escape. She is horrifed, as anyone would be, and soon learns the rule ...more
This is an awesome book for a summer read -- lots of tension and suspense laced throughout a perfectly paced story that just hums with energy and emotion. I liked this one a lot. I was especially surprised and pleased by how much the story moved me. I picked it up because I was looking for something fast-paced and intense. I assumed the meat of the story was going to rely on all the squicky details of Annie's abduction and escape (and there is a lot of that to be sure) but the story also relies ...more
I loved this book. It kept me riveted. My only complaint that almost kept me from giving it 5 stars was the ENDING! It was good, and I don't mind what happened in the end, but it just ended so abruptly and left me hanging. Like the author just didn't know what else to say and was tired of writing. I felt the same way about Girl in Translation's ending.

I like when I close a book at the end and say, "Oh, that was so good!" not "That's it? Just like that, it's over?"

I think I must be really picky a
3.5 Stars Rounded up to Four

Selected primarily because the author is Canadian and for its Canadian content.

This is a strong, solid debut from a Canadian author.

The story revolves around the main character, Annie O'Sullivan, a Vancouver Island based realtor who is abducted during the course of an open house. The story is told by way of Annie's twenty-six therapy sessions with the psychiatrist she consults to help come to terms with the trauma she has endured. From the outset the reader is aware
Annie O'Sullivan is a realtor and is abducted in her safe neighborhood in broad daylight at an open house. The Freak takes drugs her and takes her to an escape proof cabin, in the middle of nowhere. She is held hostage for a year and tells the reader her haunting story through "sessions" to her psychologist.

Chevy Stevens is able to capture the horror, the behavior of a psychopath, and the idiosyncrasies of being trapped and living every day in fear and never knowing if you will survive. The wri
Incredible! Spellbinding. I could not put it down. I didn't even bother to try to guess how the story was going to turn because I was always wrong. Chevy Stevens writes w/ an insight into the heart & soul of a victim & the twisted & deranged mind of the victimizer; there were a few times I almost felt an empathy toward "the Freak" & what drove him to become who he was. Almost.

"Still Missing" is Stevens' first book & fortunately she's continued to write. I'm excited about sta
A very impressive first book by this author, and will have me reading her again.

This is the story of Annie O'Sullivan, who is abducted and held captive for a year. We learn immediately that she escapes this ordeal, as the story unfolds through sessions with her therapist after she returns home. I liked the way the her captivity is told after the fact and shows in the results of how she struggles to return to "normalcy". So many stories like this deal only with the horrific kidnapping, then the
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CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a Realtor. While holding an open house one afternoon, she had a terrifying idea that became the inspiration for Still Missing. Chevy eventually sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book. Still ...more
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“You can be as happy as you've ever been in your life, and shit is still going to happen. But it doesn't just happen. It knocks you sideways and crashes you into the ground, because you were stupid enough to believe in sunshine and roses.” 82 likes
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