Book Talk with R and T: My Review of THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens


Goodreads Summary: 
Chevy Stevens is back with her most powerful, emotional thriller yet— a story of survival…and revenge.

Life has never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father’s fists. One night, a fight gets out of hand and the sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. Events spiral out of control and a chance encounter with the wrong people leaves them in a horrific and desperate situation. They are left with no choice but to change their names and create new lives. Eighteen years later, they are still trying to forget what happened that summer when one of the sisters goes missing and they are pulled back into their past. This time there’s nowhere left to run. As much of a thriller as it is a deep exploration of the bonds among sisters, THOSE GIRLS is an unforgettable portrait of desperation, loyalty, and evil.

My Review:
Brace yourself and make sure you don't have anything else to do because this thriller will hook you.
I read this in two sittings (one evening and the next morning,) but could have easily read it in one if I didn't have to do that pesky "I'm a human and I need sleep" thing. When I woke on the second day this book was the first thing on my mind and I was already reading it, barely awake, while waiting for my tea kettle to boil. Otherwise, I was wide-eyed and mouth agape pretty much the entire time. I was so into the story that when my UPS delivery man rang the doorbell, I let out a yelp! The sisters' situations go from bad to worse and as a reader I was on the edge of my seat wondering how they are going to rescue themselves this time. I liked THAT NIGHT when I read it last year, but after reading THOSE GIRLS I am without a doubt a big fan of Chevy Stevens. I will be going back to read her previously released novels as well as snatching up any upcoming new releases. 
***In a note of full disclosure, there are several graphic scenes (violence and sex) that might be too much or a trigger for some readers.***


***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

2 comments

Lizzie Harwood said...

Sounds like a terrific read! I enjoyed STILL MISSING a few years ago.... great to be reminded of this author!

Rhiannon Johnson said...

Lizzie, I am so glad Book Talk helped remind you how awesome Chevy Stevens is. I hope you get a chance to read THOSE GIRLS.