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Dark Roads

Dark Roads

A Novel

Chevy Stevens

St. Martin's Press

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"My favorite Chevy Stevens book since Still Missing...The suspense builds with every page, and the ending is a complete shocker." —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wife Between Us

"Aptly named, Dark Roads is deep, dark, and unsettling. From the opening page, it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller...With brilliant characterizations, tight plotting, and a setting bound to give you chills, this is Steven's finest book to date. A tour de force mystery you do not want to miss."
—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

“Chevy Stevens is a brilliant and unique talent and Dark Roads is an instant classic. My hat’s off to her.” — CJ Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

"Chevy Stevens is back and better than ever...Dark Roads is a chilling, pulse-pounding thriller that also tugs at the heartstrings. It's everything you've come to love from a master of the psych thriller genre!" — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.

The acclaimed and beloved author of Still Missing is back with her most breathtaking thriller yet.


For decades, people have been warned about the Cold Creek Highway. Hitchhikers have vanished along it over the years, and women have been known to have their cars break down... and never be seen again. When Hailey McBride decides to run away from an unbearable living situation, she thinks that her outdoor skills will help her disappear into the Cold Creek wilde… More…

"My favorite Chevy Stevens book since Still Missing...The suspense builds with every page, and the ending is a complete shocker." —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wife Between Us

"Aptly named, Dark Roads is deep, dark, and unsettling. From the opening page, it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller...With brilliant characterizations, tight plotting, and a setting bound to give you chills, this is Steven's finest book to date. A tour de force mystery you do not want to miss."
—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

“Chevy Stevens is a brilliant and unique talent and Dark Roads is an instant classic. My hat’s off to her.” — CJ Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

"Chevy Stevens is back and better than ever...Dark Roads is a chilling, pulse-pounding thriller that also tugs at the heartstrings. It's everything you've come to love from a master of the psych thriller genre!" — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.

The acclaimed and beloved author of Still Missing is back with her most breathtaking thriller yet.


For decades, people have been warned about the Cold Creek Highway. Hitchhikers have vanished along it over the years, and women have been known to have their cars break down... and never be seen again. When Hailey McBride decides to run away from an unbearable living situation, she thinks that her outdoor skills will help her disappear into the Cold Creek wilderness, and she counts on people thinking that she was the victim of the killer.

One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek to attend a memorial for the victims of the highway, but it might as well be one week for the amount of pain that Beth is still dealing with after her sister, Amber, was murdered the previous summer. Beth has quit university, is lying to her parents, and popping pills like Tic Tacs. Maybe this will finally bring her peace.

When she gets a job at a local diner where Amber once worked, she connects with people who knew her sister. Beth wants to find who killed her sister and put her own life back together, but as she gets closer to the truth, she learns that there is more than one person lying in Cold Creek.

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Praise for Dark Roads

Praise for Dark Roads:

"My favorite Chevy Stevens book since Still Missing. Stevens reliably creates complex, resilient female characters, and Hailey and Beth - whose lives collide in Dark Roads - are utterly compelling. The suspense builds with every page, and the ending is a complete shocker." —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wife Between Us

"Aptly named, Dark Roads is deep, dark, and unsettling. From the opening page, it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller. The missing, the dead, those left behind, the ones who know what's happened, all explode onto the page. With brilliant characterizations, tight plotting, and a setting bound to give you chills, this is Steven's finest book to date. A tour de force mystery you do not want to miss."
—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

“Chevy Stevens is a brilliant and unique talent and Dark Roads is an instant classic. My hat’s off to her.” — CJ Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

"Chevy Stevens is back and better than ever with a grisly tale that will make you think twice before driving down any deserted highways at night. Dark Roads is a chilling, pulse-pounding thriller that also tugs at the heartstrings. It's everything you've come to love from a master of the psych thriller genre!" — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.

Praise for Chevy Stevens:

"Gripping...unforgettable." —Gillia… More…

Praise for Dark Roads:

"My favorite Chevy Stevens book since Still Missing. Stevens reliably creates complex, resilient female characters, and Hailey and Beth - whose lives collide in Dark Roads - are utterly compelling. The suspense builds with every page, and the ending is a complete shocker." —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wife Between Us

"Aptly named, Dark Roads is deep, dark, and unsettling. From the opening page, it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller. The missing, the dead, those left behind, the ones who know what's happened, all explode onto the page. With brilliant characterizations, tight plotting, and a setting bound to give you chills, this is Steven's finest book to date. A tour de force mystery you do not want to miss."
—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

“Chevy Stevens is a brilliant and unique talent and Dark Roads is an instant classic. My hat’s off to her.” — CJ Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

"Chevy Stevens is back and better than ever with a grisly tale that will make you think twice before driving down any deserted highways at night. Dark Roads is a chilling, pulse-pounding thriller that also tugs at the heartstrings. It's everything you've come to love from a master of the psych thriller genre!" — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.

Praise for Chevy Stevens:

"Gripping...unforgettable." —Gillian Flynn

"Heart-pounding." —Lisa Gardner

"Will have you spellbound." —Karin Slaughter

“Engrossing, suspenseful.” –Library Journal

"Utterly absorbing." —Kathy Reichs

“Chilling, compelling.” —William Landay

“Tense…Action-packed.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced and thought-provoking.” –Kimberly McCreight

“An emotional rollercoaster you’ll be sorry to get off of when you finish the last page.” –Jennifer McMahon

“Stevens skillfully builds suspense.” –Publishers Weekly

“Haunting and harrowing.” –Megan Abbott

“Taught and riveting.” –Hilary Davidson

“Deep and exciting.” –Lisa Unger

“Riveting.” –Alafair Burke

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Chevy Stevens

CHEVY STEVENS lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and daughter. When she isn’t working on her next book, she’s hiking with her two dogs on her favorite mountain trails and spending time with her family. Chevy's current obsessions are vintage Airstreams, Hollywood memoirs, all things mid-century modern, and stand-up comedians--not necessarily in that order. Her books, including Still Missing, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, have been published in more than thirty countries.

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