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Chevy Stevens

Author of Still Missing

12 Works 6,159 Members 550 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

Chevy Stevens was born in 1973 in Canada. Her birth name is Rene Unischewski. She is a Canadian author of thriller novels. Stevens was working as a realtor when she got the idea for her novel Still Missing, in which a real estate agent is abducted while holding an open house. Her book Still Missing show more was a New York Times bestseller. Some of her other works include Never Knowing and Always Watching. Her title That Night made the Hot Title's List for Summer 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Chevy Stevens

Still Missing (2010) 2,219 copies, 211 reviews
Never Knowing (2011) 988 copies, 87 reviews
Those Girls (2015) 703 copies, 47 reviews
That Night (2014) 680 copies, 67 reviews
Never Let You Go (2017) 662 copies, 63 reviews
Always Watching (2013) 485 copies, 38 reviews
Dark Roads (2021) 353 copies, 32 reviews
The Other Side (2013) 61 copies, 3 reviews
Nunca lo sabrás (2013) 2 copies, 2 reviews
Tief in den Wäldern (2022) 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Stevens, Chevy
Legal name
Unischewski, Rene
Birthdate
1973
Gender
female
Nationality
Canada
Places of residence
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Occupations
realtor
Sales Representative
Relationships
Hartshorne, Dan (uncle)
Hartshorne, Dorothy (aunt)
Connel (husband)
Agent
Mel Berger
Short biography
CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a Realtor. At open houses, waiting between potential buyers, she spent hours scaring herself with thoughts of horrible things that could happen to her. Her most terrifying scenario, which began with being abducted, was the inspiration for STILL MISSING. After six months Chevy sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book.



Chevy enjoys writing thrillers that allow her to blend her interest in family dynamics with her love of the west coast lifestyle. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s hiking with her husband and dog in the local mountains.

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Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens is a 2017 St. Martin’s Press publication.

Lindsay and her daughter have lived eleven years free from fear after Lindsay’s abusive ex-husband, Andrew, is sent to prison. But now, Andrew has been released and looking to pick up where he left off…

After a few Contemporary Fiction stories, and a long string of non-fiction, I knew I needed to switch things up. When I came across this book on my Kindle, I knew it was exactly the kind of story I was looking for…

The story is tense from page one and remains taut, building to a crescendo in the last few chapters, ending with a nail-biting, action-packed conclusion. This is a very suspenseful psychological thriller. It kept me absorbed and engaged all the way through, with absolutely NO down time!!

Overall, a very solid psychological thriller- dark, moody, and edgy, but with a terrific mother/daughter angle that gives the story a lot of heart, too.
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gpangel | 62 other reviews | Jul 4, 2024 |
Teenaged Hailey is an orphan, and she has recently been living with her Aunt Lana her aunt’s husband, Vaughn, and their son. Vaughn is a police officer and pretty much forbids Hailey to do much of anything outside the house. She does not like him at all and tries her best to avoid him. They live in a rural community in British Columbia along a highway where a number of girls and women have been murdered or gone missing over years. They think it’s not only one person who have done the murdering, but that there has been more than one person responsible over time. When Hailey finds something on Vaughn’s computer, she has to get away. Not long after, her new girlfriend, Amber, is found dead.

Yes, this was based on the famous “Highway of Tears” in B.C. where a number of women and girls (many First Nations) have been murdered or gone missing. The author changed the name of the highway and made up the town where it took place, but it’s recognizable and she does mention it in a note at the end.

I listened to the audio and was mostly able to pay attention to what was happening. When Amber’s sister, Beth, from Vancouver arrives to try to find out what happened to Amber, the POV switches between Beth and Hailey. I mostly didn’t find Beth’s story as interesting as Hailey’s but it did come together at the end. Have to admit, I also though Beth did a supremely stupid thing near the end. I also ended up really not liking Hailey much – at least at the end of the book. No surprise here, but I loved Hailey’s dog, Wolf.
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LibraryCin | 31 other reviews | Jun 17, 2024 |
I have been wanting to read this book for years and I'm glad I finally did. It was not quite what I expected, but I liked it. The writing was decent and I enjoyed the narrator's voice. I am not sure how I feel about the end, though.
 
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purpleiris | 210 other reviews | May 19, 2024 |
Well Ms Stevens has done it again. Less than 24 hours is all it took for me to finish this riveting book. I could not put it down. She delivers another suspenseful novel about lies, deception, murder, and fear. But most of all the closeness a Mother and Daughter have while going through all of this together. The impeccable bond between a mother and child can never be broken, no matter what is going on in their lives.
 
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Mariafrendo | 62 other reviews | Apr 6, 2024 |

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Works
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ISBNs
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