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From the acclaimed author of Still Missing comes a psychological thriller about one woman's search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers.

All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adopt
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2011)
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Norma
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was another excellent psychological thriller by CHEVY STEVENS that was extremely hard to put down and also grabbed my attention from the very first session (chapter).

THE COVER didn't come into play on this one as this book was chosen to be read solely on who the author was although I do find the cover somewhat appealing.

NEVER KNOWING is a fitting TITLE for this novel. Is it better to know or not to know the truth?

NEVER KNOWING has us following along Sara Gallagher's search for her birth pa
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Trish
2.5 stars/Fiction; Suspense

First-read win from GR! Thank you!

I know that I am going to be in the minority here, but I did not care for this book.

What can I say? It never takes me longer than a few days to finish a book and after reading Still Missing in one day, I was sooo anxious for Chevy Stevens' new book. But this one? It took me over a week to read and that is only because I forced myself to finish out of gratitude for the first-read win.

None of the characters are likeable and the plot unbe
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Lisa
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chevy stevens is fast becoming one of my favourite authors in this genre she brings substance & a solid plot that gets you right into the book.


All her life Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents being an adopted child with two sisters Lauren & Melanie who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have a normal ideal home life.


She has always wondered about her real mother now she is engaged to Evan & has a 6 year old daughter Ally she wants to find out who she real
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Kristi
Mar 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Chevy Stevens doesn't mess around. Like a racehorse out of the gate, her books take off like mad wildfire, simmering and sizzling along the way. And, faithfully, NEVER KNOWING never lets up until its knock-over, finish-line ending. Intense, yet simple, uncomplicated, perfectly enthralling.

Like her previous best-selling psychotic thriller, STILL MISSING, her new story, NEVER KNOWING, is a book of therapy sessions, this time gracing us with the voice of passionate, and a tad neurotic, 33-year-old
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M
Mar 14, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time in a while that I wish I could give negative stars. Because I had enjoyed the previous book? Because of the staggeringly high rating? Because it is just so God awful?
Yes.
Stevens has, with this lousy waste of paper, capitalized on The Laziest Ways to Write a Novel. They are:

1. Use a contrived, unrealistic, and wholly ridiculous tactic, such as Sessions with (an Oddly Silent) Therapist.

I think she did this last time, and it annoyed me then too, but I was forgiving of it, I
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Robert
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this novel was good—some may even call it great—I couldn’t help but feel like this was a repeat performance of Still Missing. Had I not just read Ms. Stevens’s debut novel a couple months prior, I might have developed an entirely different opinion on the matter. The first time out the unique structure captured my attention and had me flipping pages faster than a sugar addict working his way through a dozen doughnuts, but this time the polish had worn off, and while I still devoured NEVER K ...more
Maria Bikaki
Δυναμικό ξεκίνημα, το στορυ φανταζε ενδιαφέρον κάπου το χασα στην πορεία. Αρκετά καλό αλλά όχι καθηλωτικό
Sara
Jul 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crap
This book gave me a migraine equal to the ones the two main characters suffer from. I was not particularly taken with the "Lifetime" movie plot of Stevens' previous novel "Still Missing" and honestly picked this up without realizing it was the same author. Her characters are heavy handed and extremely black and white and once again Stevens feels the need for a truly unnecessary twist ending that has no real bearing on the rest of the story. A novel that actually concentrated on the relationship ...more
Ann
Dec 30, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, book-club
After a few incidents of the word "rape," I read ahead--and no. Just no.

...and after a three-day break from women-and-murder books, I'm ready to try again.

...and now I am two chapters in and I'm pretty sure the protagonist is the villain of the story. I mean, she's completely self-centered and emotionally manipulative--has more than a few megalomaniac tendencies--indulges in behavior that makes her a stalker and bully. Surely the reader isn't meant to sympathize with her??

Also Stevens' writing s
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Maria Pomeroy
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love, love this book!!!!
This is my second book by Chevy Stevens and, I feel, it is just as good as her first book, "Still Missing".
This book is about a 34 year old woman, who was adopted at birth by parents who subsequently were able to conceive two more daughters.
The adoptive father is somewhat abusive emotionally, his wife is psychologically absent and the two younger sisters are mean, hateful and vindictive.
Sara is 34 and has a 6 year old (annoying, unlikable) daughter and a very supp
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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 were down to earth and funny - not at all what I imagined a psychiatrist would be. This office was so bright and pretty that, no matter what I was worried about, as soon as I walked in here felt better. Some days, especially in the beginning, I didn't want to leave. (1)” 5 likes
“I didn't know what to do with this new reality, the horror of my conception. I wanted to bury it in the backyard, far away from anyone's eyes. My skin crawled with knowledge, with the evil that I'd looked into, that had created me. I took long showers. Nothing helped. The dirt was on the inside. (31)” 5 likes
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