Never Let You Go: A Novel

von Chevy Stevens 
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Never Let You Go: A Novel
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EXTREM spannend gerade durch das permanente Gefühl der Bedrohung. Kontroll-Wahn durch den Ehemann nachvollziehbar beschrieben

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What a book, best I've read in a long time. Spannung pur. Unbedingt lesen

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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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Umfang:415 Seiten
Verlag:St. Martin's Press

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    StefanieFreigerichtvor 8 Monaten
    Kurzmeinung: EXTREM spannend gerade durch das permanente Gefühl der Bedrohung. Kontroll-Wahn durch den Ehemann nachvollziehbar beschrieben
    Don't drink and drive!

    19-year-old Lindsey Finnegan met Andrew Nash when he came to the hardware store where she had started to work while still in Highschool. With her mother ill and her father unemployed, this had become her permanent job – until Andrew came. He gave a job to her dad, had her help out with his consctruction business and finally married her. Baby Sophie made everything perfect. Isn’t it obvious that Andrew does not want other men to stare at his wife? Some ten years later, Lindsey is living on her own with her daughter. She recently learned that her ex-husband has been released from prison. And she knows: “He’s going to make me pay for every year he spent behind bars.“

    That book really got at me and I only interrupted at like 4:00 a.m. because I just could not keep my eyes open any longer. A REAL thriller – without any slayer, sexual offender, sadistic serial criminal – “just“ the odd abusive husband. Just? Well, I had some stories with lots of hitting and kicking, this is more subtle mostly, more about controll, addiction, keeping “the little wife“ humble and under control, and so it certainly kept me crumbled together on my sofa, clutching the book, and kind of going through all of the emotions along with Lindsey. Author Chevy Stevens alternates Lindsey as first-person narrator with her daughter Sophie, and that shift to the teenager, whom the mother tried to protect from the danger, put in the fearless approach of the 18-year-old towards the looming danger: well done, both absolutely credible in their own voices, and adding up to my ever growing feeling of unease.

    But wait for the climax and the sudden change of speed – just when I wondered about the sudden turn and rather made up some speculations of my own on what else might come, the author put me under her spell again with the next sudden change. Wow!

    Small point of criticism: with the final ending, it somewhat did not make much sense that the window was opened in Mrs. Carlson’s house and the whole place was searched?! Poor Atticus…

    5 stars still, for the topic of domestic violence, brought forward in a way to really make you understand the mechanism, and the fact that author Stevens still managed to really surprise me!

    In deutscher Sprache ab 2018 als "Ich beobachte dich"

    misspidervor einem Jahr
    Keeps you guessing

    This was a very intense thriller about a woman who manages to free herself and her daughter from her abusive drinking control freak husband, only to find he's found them again several years later. When Lindsey finds out that her daughter Sophie had initiated the contact to her father she is furious, but Sophie insists Andrew has changed and is a different man. But fears runs deep and Lindsey won't ever be able to forgive him for what he did to her family - especially when weird things start happening, like someone breaking into her house and snooping through her things. She is intent on getting her life back - once again - and is determined to get Andrew back behind bars. Thankfully, she has new friends that support her - Greg, her 'friend-with-benefits', and Marcus, who teaches her self-defense fighting techniques. Then Sophie starts dating a boy who seems to have a possessive streak just like Andrew, and Lindsey fears her daughter might repeat her own errors. But things are never what they seem in this story full of twists, which is masterfully proven especially at the end.

    I loved how the story went along in a zigzag fashion, never following a straight path, but instead taking unexpected detours and suddenly heading towards a totally different destination. The first half I devoured without a blink, and while there came a couple of slower pages after that, I was almost grateful for the short break it offered to take a deep breath before immersing fully myself in the story again. There were a couple of scenes that felt slightly awkward and made me wonder whether to believe what happened, but then again Lindsey's paranoid behavior was as convincing as Sophie's desperate longing for a real father. The story was told in turn by Lindsey and Sophie, which made it easy to understand both their hopes and fears and how they had to collide during the course of events. 'Never Let You Go' is a thrilling tale made of the finest page turner material.

    (Thanks to Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)

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    iareyespvor einem Jahr
    Kurzmeinung: What a book, best I've read in a long time. Spannung pur. Unbedingt lesen

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