Saturday, November 9, 2019

Still Missing

Book: Still Missing
Author: Chevy Stephens

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.

Still Missing interweaves the year Annie spent as the captive of a psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfold through sessions with her psychiatrist, with a second narrative following the events after her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.-Goodreads

Review: Annie is a successful realtor with a wonderful boyfriend when she's abducted and held captive for a year in a mountain cabin. Now, Annie is back home and struggling to fit back into her old life. Why did this happen to her and why is she convinced someone is watching her? Told in alternating "sessions" with her therapist, we follow Annie in present day trying to adjust and Annie before/during/after the abduction. 

Annie is a sympathetic character and I think Stephens did a good job explaining the challenges of someone trying to integrate back into society after a horrible experience like this. The 'twisty ending' seemed out of left field and had me scratching my head. 

Grade: 3/5

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