That Night: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 17, 2014 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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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Fairly predictable ending...overall a decent story. - Goodreads
Totally implausible plot, very-far fetched. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the writing style. - Goodreads
A page turner and a frightening one at that. - Goodreads
The character development was outstanding. - Goodreads
Low Points The pacing was so very off. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mom2nine - Goodreads

Star rating is stuck in the middle on this one. Stevens' characterization is just so heavy-handed. Teenagers are annoyingly cliche'. Story is an easy read, though, with a bit of suspense to keep me reading, as a nice break from some heavier books. Read full review

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User Review  - Sonja - Goodreads

Love Chevy's first book, Still Missing. I found this enjoyable and interesting, but not as riveting or chilling. I'm not one to figure out the "big twist" or even really try, but I did guess this one. Chevy is a master of the easy-to-sympathize-with-but-hard-to-actually-like protagonist. Read full review

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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, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Please visit her at www.chevystevens.com to learn more.

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