Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 23 August 2015

That Night

That Night by Chevy Stevens

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

May 2015

ISBN: 978-1-250-06683-1

Pages: 370

Contemporary Suspense with Romantic elements

Vancouver Island

Toni Murphy is a typical teenager with the usual complications. Parents with whom she has a strained relationship, a younger sister she can’t relate to, classmates that seem to want to make her life miserable and a boyfriend that she adores. Life wasn’t always easy but she never thought it would turn horrific like it did when her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night.

Toni and her boyfriend Ryan were sent to prison when they were convicted of the crime.

Toni is now thirty-four back in her hometown on parole and struggling to adjust to life on the outside.  She doesn’t want to go back so she is doing everything possible to avoid violating her parole. No one seems to be making that easy either.  Especially her mother that doesn’t believe in her innocence, the group of women that made her life hell in high school or Ryan who is determined to find out the truth.  There are those that just might have darker secrets than anyone imagined in particular the women that Toni had problems with in high school. Toni is finding that no matter how hard she wants to ignore her old life to start a new one that is impossible. If Toni truly wants to move on she is going to have to find out what really happened that night even if she must risk everything to do so.

The most terrifying thing of all though just might be the truth.

This is a story that pulls the reader in and keeps them guessing as to just what happened and who is behind everything.  Just as the reader thinks they have the solution another tidbit is thrown out that will have them doubting they have it figured out at all.  The twists and turns that this story takes will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they try and figure out the truth behind what really happened.  It will also have readers hoping things will work out for Toni and Ryan.  This is also a book that will stay with the reader long after they are done with the story.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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