Monday, June 16, 2014

What is Chevy Stevens reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Chevy Stevens, author of That Night.

Her entry begins:
I hadn’t been reading much this year, which was bothering me. But by the time I’m done writing all day, I just want to watch TV in the evenings. In April I went to Mexico with my husband, loaded with books, but once we got there I found my mind still didn’t want to read anything serious. I ended up reading Tina Fey’s memoir and dipping into a few others, but I nothing was grabbing me. I missed that feeling of being completely absorbed in a story. A month ago someone suggested Elizabeth Berg to me, so I tried one of her books, Talk Before Sleep, and loved it. Her use of language and descriptions, the way she captures relationships and emotions is just amazing. Since then...[read on]
About That Night, from the publisher:
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.
Learn more about the book and author at the official Chevy Stevens website.

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