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Preview — Those Girls by Chevy Stevens
Life has never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father’s fists. One night, a fight gets out of hand and the sisters are forced to go on ...more
I'm sorry, but I think it's time we broke up.
I loved you when you wrote Still Missing and Never Knowing
I do know. It was That Night. That sucked big time. I'm sorry.
Too much happening in your book with flat characters turns my heart off.
This one. I thought I was going to love.
I think to keep me relating to characters that are in my books I have to at least have some belief in their stories. Be it fantasy, romance or thrillers like this one.
I was actually with you in this ...more
I have enjoyed all of Chevy Stevens books but this one is probably my favorite.
I have found that lately it's taken quite a while for me to get into the books I'm reading.
Not so with this book. I was HOOKED from the start. It packs such an emotional punch that even when I had to put it down for a few minutes it was all I could think about. I rushed through everything I had to do until I could pick it up again.
I fell in love wit ...more
I literary was having an 'affair' with this novel. Be warned, The reading experience is like climbing over a high brick wall --entering private property -- then realiz ...more
I'm not going to rehash the plot as it is complicated and spoilery, but basically these 3 girls go from one bad situation ...more
Oh dear......I am sorry to say this novel did not work for me. It certainly begins with a bang when three teenage sisters ban together to save themselves from their drunken abusive father, but their unbelievably asinine decisions thereafter ruined the rest of the story for me. Unfortunately, I never did connect with any of the characters, and even the verbal threats and violent actions by the aggressors came across as flat and unconvincing.
Overall, an ok young adult read with murder, ra...more
“Some things can’t be made right.”
So Hiddles, what did we think of this one?
Oh come on, that’s a bit harsh dontcha think????
That’s right, think about it. Take all the time you need. Oh, you already have a new reaction???
Yes. I can get on board with the eye roll – and yet somehow I COULD. NOT. STOP. READING. THIS.
Alright, here’s the synopsis (Dear plagiarists, please don’t steal these from me. I’m not very good at writing them): ...more
Those girls had a gritty upbringing, so why are they so naive? There is specific mention of being taught mechanical things by their father, but ...more
The setting for the novel takes place in rural Littlefield, a small town near the Alberta border, catering mostly to the farming and ...more
Μετά από δεκαοκτώ χρόνια, η απουσία μιας εκ των τριών θα τις φέρει πάλι στο σημείο μηδέν.
Ο ρυθμός της αφήγησης είναι έντονος και παρόλο που χωρίζεται σε δύο μέρη, δεν μπορείς να αφήσεις το βιβλίο από τα χέρια σου. Νομίζω ότι αυτό το βιβλίο, δεν είναι α ...more
The pressure to stay in the town of Littlefield got to much for them they decided to change their names & move to Cash Creek where they would not be known, anyway t ...more
Narrators Jorjeana Marie & Emily Woo Zeller each earn 5★'s!
In the years following the death of their mother, Dani, Courtney, and Jess have become victims of thier father's abuse. During the times when he is gone to work for weeks at a time, they are left to fend for themselves on what little money is left from his last job. Whatever is left after he drinks most of it on his way hom ...more
Audio book version by Jorgeana Marie, Emily Woo Zeller, and Nicol Zanzerella ( 11h 29m)
Well, this was quite the wild ride! Separated into three different parts, Those Girls, is set in the Canadian province of British Columbia and spans eighteen years in the lives of the three Campbell sisters. These girls surely live through hell and at times it was hard to stomach. Chevy Stevens' villains are truly the most despicab ...more
At the beginning I struggled to put it down. There was a lot of suspense created as the events that were unfolding wer ...more
This is totally 'unputdownable'.
There has not been one Chevy Stevens book I have had the pleasure of reading that I haven't liked or had a small moan about. This author really knows its reader.
The Campbell sisters, Jess, Courtney and Dani do not have the best of lives. They're Mother was dead.
[The story tells you how she came to die]
And they live with they're Father. He is one horrible man! He treats each girl terrible, he's abusive, cruel, he's cruel to the point of almost death.
He goes off to ...more
The 3 Campbell sisters ( Jess, Courtney and Dani ) live on a remote ranch in western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their abusive alcoholic father. One night a fight gets out of hand and it leads the sisters to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town.
Eighteen years later, they have new identities and are still trying to forget what happened to them that summer. But then one of the sisters go ...more
I’ll start with the parts that I loved - Chevy Stevens is a fantastic storyteller. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire book and hated having to put it down when life forced me to take a break from this story. Like her other books, this one was gritty, suspenseful and had my heart in my throat during many parts.
What ultimately brought down the rating for me is what I tend to refer to as “characters who are too dumb to be ali ...more
This one started out strong; awesome relatable characters who demonstrate true perseverance and strength in dire circumstances. But then? A complete gearshift into unbelievable, frustrating, and less than credible choices.
This is the 5th book I've read by this author and it was very much a let-down. I didn't find it suspenseful, there's no mystery, and few thrills here. I read that it's supposed to be a novel ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. How is it that I haven't read anything written by Chevy Stevens before now? This is the kind of book that I really enjoy reading and I am amazed that I somehow missed this author. I think I even own one of her earlier books but have never felt compelled to open it but I can tell you that it will not remain unread much longer.
This book really opened with a bang and I was immediately hooked. The story is told ...more
Την Chevy την αγαπώ!
Γράφει ωραία, καθαρά, ψυχολογικά θρίλερ, χωρίς υπερβολές γενικά, με γεγονότα που θα μπορούσαν να συμβούν.Οι ιστορίες της σε κρατάνε μέχρι τέλους και δεν μπορείς να τα αφήσεις απ’ τα χέρια σου.
Αυτό όμως που δεν μου άρεσε τόσο εδώ, σε σχέση με τα προηγούμενα, ήταν η ιστορία η ίδια. Ήταν πιο απλή και ψιλο-αναμενόμενη για μένα. Έχει ανεβάσει τον πήχη πολύ ψηλά!
Πάντως, είναι ένα βιβλίο που το προτείνω ως εξής:
Σε κάποιον που διαβάζει ψυχολογικά θρίλερ το προτείνω μόνο εάν θέλε ...more