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That Night

A Novel

Chevy Stevens

St. Martin's Press

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.

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CHAPTER ONE

ROCKLAND PENITENTIARY, VANCOUVER

MARCH 2012

 

I followed the escorting officer over to Admissions and Discharge, carrying my belongings in a cardboard box—a couple pairs of jeans, some worn-out T-shirts, the few things I’d gathered over the years, some treasured books, my CD player. The rest, anything I had in storage, would be waiting for me. The release officer went through the round of documents. My hand shook as I signed the discharge papers, the words blurred. But I knew what they meant.

“Okay, Murphy, let’s go through

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PRAISE FOR THAT NIGHT

"A thriller that will grip you from page one." —Harlan Coben

“Fast-paced and thought-provoking, That Night is a taut psychological thriller which skillfully explores bullying in its most terrifying forms. From the high school parking lot to the prison yard to a family’s own living room, That Night shows just how fast those closest to us can become our most brutal enemies.” —Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia

"Intense and disturbing - a terrific psychological thriller." —Lee Child

“Chevy Stevens has done it again, crafting a story fraught with suspense that weaves back and forth through time and keeps you guessing. A gripping tale of secrets, betrayal, heartbreak, and ultimately, redemption, That Night is an emotional rollercoaster you’ll be sorry to get off of when you finish the last page.” —Jennifer McMahon, New York Times Bestselling author of The Winter People

PRAISE FOR CHEVY STEVENS’ NOVELS

"Gripping...unforgettable." —Gillian Flynn

"Heartpounding." —Lisa Gardner

"Will have you spellbound." —Karin Slaughter

"Utterly absorbing." —Kathy Reichs

“Chilling, compelling.”  —William Landay

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Chevy Stevens

  • 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. 
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That Night

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Chevy Stevens

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