- Summary: Fast-paced, chilling thriller
- Type: Adult thriller/ suspense
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Absorbing and chilling, Chevy Stevens’ Never Let You Go is sure to keep thriller junkies turning the pages.
Stevens deftly explores the frightening, paralyzing nature of domestic abuse, and even the unease that lingers long past escape. Despite the familiar trope, the narrative keeps an absorbing pace and delivers a surprise twist that sent me reeling.
We meet Lindsey, who after falling in love quickly finds herself in an abusive marriage. Her husband Andrew is quick to anger, manipulative and terrorizing. After their daughter Sophie was born, the abuse escalated to physical. Before he goes too far, however, Lindsey devises an escape, but the designated night morphs into a nightmare she can never forget, despite sending Andrew to jail.
Eleven years later, Lindsey and her daughter Sophie are happily settled in a small Canadian town, but shortly after his release, she suspects Andrew is back, intent on enacting his revenge. Events begin to escalate and Lindsey fears for her life. He says he’s changed, but she’s sure he’s on the warpath.
Lindsey and Sophie’s lives spin wildly out of control, especially as Sophie begins a tumultuous and scarily familiar relationship with a boy.
The non-linear narrative shifts between past and present, and moves quickly with a sinister, unnerving feel. With rich character development and an engrossing plot, this heart-pounding thriller will keep you reading late into the night.
About Never Let You Go
Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life.
Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it’s her ex-husband, even though he claims he’s a different person. But has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?
With Never Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.
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