Friday, January 16, 2015

Book Club: That Night

I received a copy of this book in return for my honest, unbiased review.  I received no compensation, monetary or otherwise in return for this review.

Today is Book Club Friday!

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This week, I'm sharing:

Here's the synopsis:

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.

Here are my thoughts:

I was just craving something different when I picked up this book.  I'd read Still Missing by Chevy Stevens ages ago and absolutely loved it.  Dang, can she write a thriller.

My feelings on Toni were complicated.  She wasn't overly easy to like, but she certainly hasn't had an easy life.  And she definitely...I mean probably...didn't kill her sister.  This book really kept me hooked.  Even once I was sure I'd figured out the "who" I didn't know why, when or where.  And I definitely didn't have half of the "who" figured out before it was all over!

I can't wait to read more Chevy Stevens.

What are you currently reading??


jennie said...

Haha! Yeah, Toni definitely wasn't a likeable character. I think that's why I loved this book. It's so impressive when an author can make me care about someone who I'd never want to hang out, ever. And the plot really had some great twists. You're right when you say she can write a thriller!

Andrea H. said...

Sounds very intriguing! I love a good thriller!

lil desiqua said...

I recently finished Still Missing and absolutely loved it, even though I thought there were a few questions left unanswered. I will definitely be adding this one to my list- she's a great writer and I love a good thriller!

Vicki P said...

Ohhhh I absolutely loved Still Missing ... so I am definitly going to check out this book!!! So excited!

Victoria said...

another chevy stevens book?!!? i loved her first two novels (i thought her third one was just "meh").

thanks for keeping me up to date!!

Victoria said...

another chevy stevens book?!!? i loved her first two novels (i thought her third one was just "meh").

thanks for keeping me up to date!!

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