Review: Still Missing

Why I picked it: I had been reading good things about this one, it's not my typically read but I was in the mood for a dark/creepy book.

Synopsis: On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two-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 captive in a remote mountain cabin — which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist — is a second narrative recounting the nightmare that follows her escape: her struggle to piece her shattered life back together, the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor, and the disturbing sense that things are far from over.
 
Type: Fiction

Quick Take: Recommend - You will be hooked from the first page.  This novel is gripping and moves quickly.  I was attached to the character fairly quickly and listening to all that she survives...wow.  This is really a psychological thriller!  The second have moves a little slower but overall it's a really good book.  I liked Annie's personality, she's irritated with life and desires closure/acceptance while living every day with humilation and fright.

Have you read it?  What did you think? 

Updated Oct 4 - I found an online discussion of Still Missing today (click here to join the discussion with Tea Time with Marce):

Did you find the story believable? I was captivated and nervous while Annie was missing.  The author did a good job makeing me feel uncomfortable and wanting to know what would happen. We read stories more often about people kept captive and I could see this happening... I wouldn't want to be a realtor after reading this book.

What did you find unbelievable, if anything? To be honest... I didn't love the book after she was free, the story started to fall apart for me.  Maybe I just don't want to believe a Mother would do something so horrible.  I did like how angry Annie was throughout the book.

What is your opinion on the cop/victim relationship? I didn't buy into this relationship - I don't think this relationship could happen in real life (wouldn't it break some rules)? If I'm really honest... she is so damaged emotionally and physically that I don't understand how this would happen and so quickly after release.

Was “The Freak” believable? For the most part, yes.  I believed him as a character

Thanks Marce for hosting the discussion!

Source: iTunes Audio

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