Sunday, July 22, 2012

Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

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’s home life was not ideal. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and find closure.

But some questions are better left unanswered.

After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother—only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her.

What if murder is in your blood?

What a thriller! This is one fast-paced, terrifying book that will satisfy any lover of psychological thrillers.

From the moment the book starts, it doesn’t let go. I read it in three days, having to drag myself away from it to tend to my work. The writing is taut, as is the plot line, so that every page adds a bit of tension to the novel. Although I have seen better writing styles, the author does such a wonderful job at the story that the reader puts aside any flaws.

The characters are well done, with Sara portraying a vulnerable woman in search of who she really is. We see her progress throughout the book, changing from a neurotic woman who needs help for every decision, to someone who can take care of herself. John is also a wonderful character. She did have some whiny moments that got on my nerves just a bit, but that’s part of the character as well, I suppose. As the antagonist in the book, he creates a mixture of fear and pity in the reader, so that we have as hard a time trusting him as the protagonist does.

If you haven’t read this book yet and you love fast-paced books, then I highly recommend this one for you.

1 comment:

Ivana said...

I absolutely loved Still Missing but sadly haven't gotten around to reading Never Knowing. And the antagonist in Still Missing was a great character as well, despite the horrors he commits. Great review!