Search Results: "Chevy Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

STILL MISSING by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"A grueling, gripping demonstration of melodrama's darker side. As Annie tells the cops who insist that everything's OK because she's safe: 'I was never going to be okay, or safe.'"
Stevens's blistering debut follows a kidnap victim from her abduction to her escape—and the even more horrifying nightmare that follows. Read full book review >

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THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2014

"Think James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton: Stevens' dark psychological thriller shares their damaged people and distinctive senses of place."
Stevens (Always Watching, 2013, etc.) draws a dark crime drama from the beautiful blue-green of Canada's Vancouver Island. Read full book review >

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NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Stevens' take on a familiar woman-pursued-by-abuser plot has sparked a fast-paced thriller with a surprise twist."
In Stevens' (Those Girls, 2015, etc.) latest, a Canadian woman believes a decade in prison hasn't lessened her former husband's obsessive belief that they were meant to be together. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"The third from Stevens, a specialist in high-toned psychological thrills (Never Knowing, 2011, etc.), delivers the goods once more."
A psychiatrist must confront her own past as she tries to help a suicidal young woman. Read full book review >

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THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Tense, believable, and action-packed, made more vibrant by Stevens' sense of place."
It was a British Columbia summer, "so hot you couldn't walk outside without feeling your skin cook," when 14-year-old Jess killed her father. Read full book review >

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NEVER KNOWING by Chevy Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"As finely calculated in its escalating suspense as Stevens' grueling debut (Still Missing, 2010). Only the last twist disappoints."
A Canadian furniture refinisher gets much, much more than she bargained for, none of it good, when on the eve of her wedding she decides to search for her birth mother. Read full book review >

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The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED PEN by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Teachers will certainly find themselves wishing for their own arsenal of supplies to help them with their grading, and students may take a second glance at that innocuous-looking red pen on the teacher's desk. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Obviously inspired by "The Little Red Hen," this goes beyond the foundation tale's basic moral about work ethic to explore problem solving, teamwork and doing one's best. Read full book review >

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PLAIDYPUS LOST by Janet Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not a bad idea, but busy and bumpy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Nicely drawn pencil, watercolor, and digital collage illustrations are lost in these aggressive, over-designed pages about a girl's habit of losing and finding her favorite toy repeatedly: "Plaidypus lost. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Required reading for all Jacks and Jills. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The creators of Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! (1999) spin off a freewheeling yarn from a familiar nursery rhyme, salting their tale with awful puns and peppering it with folktale references. Read full book review >

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MURDER IS BAD MANNERS by Robin Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"An irresistible English import with sequels to come. (Mystery. 10-14)"
A pair of eighth-grade girls, admirers of Holmes and Watson, expose a real murderer in a tony English boarding school in 1934. Read full book review >