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Dark Roads - Chevy Stevens (27)

  • ASIN: ‎B08FZ8PYP3
  • Publisher: ‎St. Martin's Press (August 3, 2021)
  • Print: ‎384 pages




The Cold Creek Highway stretches close to five hundred miles through British Columbia’s rugged wilderness to the west coast. Isolated and vast, it has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. Motorists and hitchhikers, those passing through or living in one of the small towns scattered along the region, have fallen prey time and again. And no killer or abductor who has stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice.

Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. Her father taught her to respect nature, how to live and survive off the land, and to never travel the highway alone. Now he’s gone, leaving her a teenage orphan in the care of her aunt whose police officer husband uses his badge as a means to bully and control Hailey. Overwhelmed by grief and forbidden to work, socialize, or date, Hailey vanishes into the mountainous terrain, hoping everyone will believe she’s left town. Rumors spread that she was taken by the highway killer—who’s claimed another victim over the summer.

One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek, where her sister Amber lived—and where she was murdered. Estranged from her parents and seeking closure, Beth takes a waitressing job at the local diner, just as Amber did, desperate to understand what happened to her and why. But Beth’s search for answers puts a target on her back—and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey’s disappearance.




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 for Still Missing
My review for Never Knowing
My review for Always Watching
My review for That Night
My review for The Other Side
My review for Those Girls
My review for Never Let You Go


REVIEW:
This is the latest from my favorite Canadian author, and I couldn't be happier. It has been waaaaaaaay too long waiting for a book to come out by Chevy.
I devoured this book. I want more!!
Being a Native Canadian, at first, I wasn't sure I'd be able to read the subject matter. This subject is happening, has been happening, for a very long time. For Chevy to write about something that feels so real, that alone was scary. In her usual fashion, she had you on a twisted ride. You thought you might know who the bad guy was. And you might even be right, sort of. The further into the story you got, the more intense the story got. It had great build-up!
Then we get to the Epilogue.
I HATED the epilogue. Yup. HATED. 
You took all of that time writing this incredible, real, scary story and you gave us this boring and whack ending. Like WTF!
You're still my favorite author, but I am disappointed enough not to give this 5 stars.


4/5



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Comments

  1. I love her books and need to get caught up, including this one. Thanks for preparing me for the Epilogue, now I'm prepared for it.

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    1. You may think different than me, I read a review that loved it. It felt rushed to me after so much build up with the plot. Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  2. I never read this author before, but it does sound like she has written some great stories.

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