Chevy Stevens‘ debut novel Still Missing hits stores a week from today. For the book trailer, St. Martin’s did something a little different: recorded reactions from early supporters of the book (mostly booksellers). As they rave about Stevens’ ability to shift back and forth between two voices—the same character, at two very different points in her life—they also provide a plot description:
My experience reading Still Missing was similar to the first recorded voice. Abby and Trisha brought me a review copy from BEA, and I ended up reading the book in one sleepless night! In the July 6 edition of BookPageXTRA, we’re featuring a Q&A with author Chevy Stevens. Here’s a one-line teaser from the interview:
“I’ve always been attracted to stories about twisted family dynamics and survivors of crime.”
As you probably gathered from the book trailer, Still Missing is about a Realtor, Annie, who gets abducted at an open house. She survives more than a year in an isolated cabin with nobody but “The Freak” for company. We know she survives from the very beginning because the story is told in a series of flashbacks during sessions with Annie’s psychiatrist. The plot alternates between past and present, and there are plenty of surprises, not to mention some disturbing implied commentary on life in a culture of reality TV and the 24-hour news cycle.
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Just for fun, here’s another Still Missing book trailer from Stevens’ Australian publisher Allen & Unwin:
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