written by Chevy Stevens
published by St. Martin’s Press
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: Yes.
I love this story. It’s the kind of book you can’t put down. The one when your kids ask, “What’s for dinner?” You say, “Whatever you find in the fridge,” without looking up from the page.
If I had to venture a guess, I’d say this story will be made into a movie one day. I’m already trying to come up with ideas for which actress to play main character, Toni. I’m thinking Megan Fox. For Ryan, I’m going with Taylor Lautner. He never did get a fair shake in that whole Twilight situation.
But don’t wait to see the movie. This is a great book. You won’t want to miss out on it.
Would I recommend it: Yes. It’s a great story for fans of just about every genre. I also think it’d be a great book group option. It generates a lot of interesting ideas for discussion.
About the book – from Goodreads: As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn’t relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren’t easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night.
Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison.
Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her hometown, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. This means having absolutely no contact with Ryan, avoiding fellow parolees looking to pick fights, and steering clear of trouble in all its forms. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni’s innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni’s life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. No matter how hard she tries, ignoring her old life to start a new one is impossible. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out what really happened that night.
But the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.
About the author: CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut novel, New York Times bestseller Still Missing, won the international Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel.