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Never Knowing

Chevy Stevens

St. Martin's Press

From the acclaimed author of Still Missing comes a psychological thriller about one woman’s search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers. 

All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and to find closure. 

But some questions are better left unanswered.

After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother---only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: Her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her.

What if murder is in your blood?

Never Knowing is a complex and compelling portrayal of one woman’s quest to understand herself, her origins, and her family. That is, if she can survive. . . .

 


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NEVER KNOWING (Chapter One)

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I thought I could handle it, Nadine. After all those years of seeing you, all those times I talked about whether I should look for my birth mother, I finally did it. I took that step. You were a part of it—I wanted to show you what an impact you had on my life, how much I’ve grown, how stable I am now, how balanced. That’s what you always told me, “Balance is the key.” But I forgot the other thing you used to say: “Slowly, Sara.”

I’ve missed this, being here. Remember how uncomfortable I was when

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    From the acclaimed author of Still Missing comes NEVER KNOWING—a psychological thriller about one woman's search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers.

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"Block off the weekend, grab a comfy seat and prepare for the rocket ride of your life! Never Knowing will consume you with the desire to read every page, gasp at every twist and know every last secret between one woman and her serial killer father."--Lisa Gardener, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love You More

"NEVER KNOWING is a chilling thriller with enough twists and turns so every time I thought I knew where it was going I was taken somewhere else. I have a feeling that Chevy Stevens is an author who is going to keep getting better and better with each book! I hope I'm still around for the next six -- at which point she'll probably give me a heart attack. But what a great way to go out!"--Lois Duncan, author of I Know What You Did Last Summer.

“A terrifying, chilling scenario that unfolds into a nightmare and had me keeping the light on at night.”--Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister

" Stevens takes us on a wild ride in this action-packed book." --The Globe and Mail

"Stevens's unnerving stand-alone thriller about a woman's search for her birth parents matches the intensity of her impressive debut.... the skillful storytelling never flags." --Publishers Weekly

"As finely calculated in its escalating suspense as Stevens’ grueling debut." --Kirkus Reviews

"Stevens’ second novel is a knockout, starting strong and finishing even stronger." --RT Book Reviews

"If you love racing through a psychological thriller, or if you’re interested in writing within this genre, read both of these novels back to back and witness the development of a talented new storyteller." --National Post

"The action is non-stop and the story flows without a bump." --Seattle Post Intelligencer

"This is an excellent beach read because you'll find you can't put the book down for more than a moment once you pick it up, so have an open day planned." --The Surrey Now

"Never Knowing is a thrilling read.... Stevens is establishing herself as a writer who can be counted on to deliver an exciting story, told through compelling characters." --BC Local News

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Read the Kirkus Review of NEVER KNOWING . A Canadian furniture refinisher gets much, much more than she bargained for, none of it good, when on the eve of her wedding she decides to search for her birth mother.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Chevy Stevens

  • Chevy Stevens is the author of Still Missing. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a realtor. When she held open houses, she had a lot of time waiting by herself between potential buyers, and Stevens would spend this time scaring herself with all the things that could happen to her. The most terrifying scenario she thought up became the story behind Still Missing. Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island, and she still calls the island home. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking with her husband and her dog in the local mountains.
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