Book Summary from Amazon
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.
Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of a psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape—her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.
My Review - 3 More Sugar Please
Friends sorry to disappoint you but I did not enjoy this book, at times I hated it and usually I love when authors make me mad but this wasn't in a good way. And I expected this to be a possible favourite of the year.
The F word was used way to much to me, i'm not saying Annie didn't have the right to curse but my goodness, each time I was like again, I started to say was it necessary while reading.
The chapters were done by Sessions with her therapist. I thought this was a good way to deliver the story. By Session 2 I hated Annie, I didn't understand why I was hating the character even when she said I know I am a bitch, that still didn't help me feel sorry for her so I was struggling until 50% of the story. I actually wanted to understand The Freak more than hearing Annie's story, now he was truly a psychopath, The Freak, omg. Maybe that's why I couldn't get into it because we heard the story only from her really and what I got from it was that she is a really messed up victim, ok, well shouldn't she be. What I liked about her though, she had some dark sarcasm that made me smile.
And why I didn't really enjoy it, the story is the biggest BS I have ever read in my life, if this happened to someone and they made a movie out of it I would not believe it, what the flip ever. And there are so many parts in the book I expected just because I knew it had to be 'unbelievable' drama added but seriously way over done. I would say life in the cabin was believable to me but everything else, from the moment, hmmm, can't say, it would be a spoiler.
Title Talk, interesting title, this is the sentence used with the title, small teaser - Maybe I should put up my own flyers: Still Missing. That smiling face belonged to the woman I used to be, not the woman I am now. - This is a small glimpse of what I mean by her dark sarcasm.
ADDITIONAL NOTE after 2 comments - This book is extremely violent with details but this is something I love, the more details with violence the better, that's why I love serial killers with great descriptions but if you can't handle violence on women you definitely should pass.
Would I read something by Chevy Stevens again, probably not, her artistic creative thinking was a little to out there for me.
With that said, I still want to have a discussion with others about the book, so I can vent and possibly you can change my mind, I want to like it more than I did. Would you join in a discussion, i'll probably keep it up for a week or on my sidebar....
I know many of you have read, please post your review in the comments please. I don't remember anyone else not enjoying it, sigh
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