Thursday, June 19, 2014

First Chapter Review: That Night by Chevy Stevens

A NetGalley copy of That Night by Chevy Stevens was sent to me by the publisher.

BLURB:  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 in That Night by Chevy Stevens, the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.

COVER: The colors in this one make it a beautiful and appealing cover. Not sure what the design has to do with the book yet, but I'm sure I'll figure that out the farther into it I get.

FIRST CHAPTER: Toni Murphy is released from prison to start a new life.

KEEP READING: Absolutely. Stevens draws you in immediately as you follow Toni through her release day signing for her belongings and meeting with the volunteer who will bring her to the halfway house. The details included offer readers a quick glimpse into how Toni has been changed by her many years in prison, just as much as they hint at what landed her there in the first place. A fabulous and intriguing cliffhanger ends the chapter and begs you to continue reading.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (June 17, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250034604
ISBN-13: 978-1250034601

This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

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