Well, this is disappointing. I went to check my links to my review of other Chevy Stevens’ books, and I realized I’ve failed to review a few of them! But you can see from my reviews of Still Missing and Never Knowing that I am a big fan of Stevens. In fact, she has become my favorite thriller author, and she’s back with another winner in Never Let You Go: A Novel.
“Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life.
Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it’s her ex-husband, even though he claims he’s a different person. But has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?
With Never Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.”
There is always some delicious twist in Stevens’ novels, and this one is no exception. Lindsey has made a new life for herself, but it is hard to escape the demons of the past. Andrew’s release from prison throws all that is good in Lindsey’s world into question.
Stevens gives us a number of characters with slightly creepy aspects, or hints of an unsavory backstory, that when the twist hits, it hits hard. I actually stopped reading at that point and tweeted out a “WOW!” about it.
I won’t say any more than that plot-wise, because I don’t want to spoil anyone. This is one book that keep you turning the page, wondering what will happen next, and if there is going to be a truly happy ending. There are times the tension and suspense practically leap from the book. I read this one fast, because I just had to know how things turned out. And one of the most satisfying things in thrillers for me is not seeing everything coming. If you like this genre, this, like all of Chevy Stevens’ books, is a MUST READ.