Sunday, August 1, 2010

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

32 year old Annie O'Sullivan was just about to end the open house she was running on the day she was kidnapped. As she headed out to her car, a van pulled up with a friendly guy inside, asking if he could look around real quick. Annie agrees, and later finds herself tied up in the back of the van. After her capture, she lives in a cabin in the mountains of Canada with her captor for over a year. Here she endures physical and psychological abuse and is raped nightly. The book is told by Annie, as she finally goes to therapy for what she had been through and finally tells her story, and how it affected her and everyone she thought she knew and loved.

Good story, very hard to read at times, and incredibly disturbing. The things this character went through were almost too much to read about at some points. However, when the mystery of Annie's capture is unravelled it is just too much to believe. The book was moving at a great speed, but a side note of something happened made me figure out what was going on as soon as I read it and the conclusion was just way too bizarre for me. I can't imagine it being plausible in any kind of circumstances.

4 stars


Elisabeth said...

I really enjoy your blog. As an avid reader and future librarian, it's nice to get some personal and future collection suggestions.

I was wondering, have you considered making your ranking system (1-5 stars) part of your blog tagging system as well? That way readers can easily find which books you've given high and low marks. I know it would make browsing your suggestions super easy.

Anyway, keep it up and thanks for blogging!

diamondgirl said...

That's a good idea, I never thought of that. I will start doing that as well. Thanks and I'm glad you are enjoying it. I would love to be a librarian, but I probably wouldn't get much work done :-)