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September 24, 2014

2 Star #Review of That Night by Chevy Stevens #Thanks @NightOwlReviews

As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent
complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn't relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren't easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night. 

Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison.

Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her hometown, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. This means having absolutely no contact with Ryan, avoiding fellow parolees looking to pick fights, and steering clear of trouble in all its forms. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. No matter how hard she tries, ignoring her old life to start a new one is impossible. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out what really happened that night.

But the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.

Finished Thanks to Night Owl Reviews

About the Author

                              

Biography


CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she's not working on her next book, she's camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut novel, STILL MISSING, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Please visit her at www.chevystevens.com.

My Review 2 Whinny Not for Me Stars


Well the first 200 some odd pages of this one would have worked out great for an anti bulling book for teens.  The last 172 pages was the adult story of a girl who had been convicted of killing her sister then gets out of prison years later now at the age of 34.

I have to say that if the author rewrote this book and did it all teenish it would have made a wonderful story for the schools to use about how bulliing can mess up your entire life.  But with the way that it stands it just becomes way to unblievebale.  The evidence they had against her was almost nothing.

I also found out that although this book is a stand alone that it is not the first book via this author with the same character. I didn't feel like I was missing anything so that was great.  But with the childishness of this book I have to only give it 2 stars.

The plot/story was so childish that it made the book bogged down and unbelievable.  As for the characters Tori just came off as annoying.  She sounded more like a whinny teen than a full fledged adult.  I have to say that I am only 2 years younger than she is in this book and I was bullied for most of my schooling and well I don't whine that much.

It would have been great to see her grow as a person when she went to prison.  But unfortunately that didn't happen.  



Go Into This One Knowing

Slow, unbelievable read, with a whinny adult lead.
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Editorial Reviews

Review

Intense and disturbing - a terrific psychological thriller. LEE CHILD, International Bestseller A thriller that will grip you from page one. HARLAN COBEN, International Bestseller Fast-paced and thought-provoking, That Night is a taut psychological thriller which skillfully explores bullying in its most terrifying forms. From the high school parking lot to the prison yard to a family's own living room, That Night shows just how fast those closest to us can become our most brutal enemies. Kimberly McCreight - author of Reconstructing Amelia Chevy Stevens has done it again, crafting a story fraught with suspense that weaves back and forth through time and keeps you guessing. A gripping tale of secrets, betrayal, heartbreak, and ultimately, redemption, That Night is an emotional rollercoaster you'll be sorry to get off of when you finish the last page. Jennifer McMahon, bestselling author of The One I Left Behind

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