“Hold on tight. This is a terrifying and terrific book.” –Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Life has never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father's temper. One night, a fight gets out of hand and the sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. As events spiral out of control they find themselves in a horrifying situation and are left with no choice but to change their names and create new lives.
Eighteen years later, they are still trying to forget what happened that summer. But when one of the sisters goes missing, followed closely by her niece, they are pulled back into the past. And this time there's nowhere left to run.
With Those Girls Chevy Stevens presents her most visceral thriller yet: an unforgettable portrait of desperation, loyalty, and evil. A story of survival...and revenge.
At the start of this gripping thriller from bestseller Stevens (That Night), the three teenage Campbell sisters flee their rural Canadian home in the summer of 1997 after the youngest, Jess, kills their widower father, an abusive alcoholic. When the sisters' truck breaks down near a town called Cash Creek, they encounter Brian and Gavin Luxton, sadistic scions of a local ranching family, who rape and torture them for five days until the girls escape. Eighteen years later, the Campbells live under different names in Vancouver, but the past still haunts them. When Crystal, the middle sister, experiences a troubling flashback, she decides to return to Cash Creek to kill the Luxton brothers. Stevens skillfully builds suspense, but often draws characters with broad strokes, sacrificing depth for pacing, and a few niggling details (such as the timing of Brian's marriage) remain unexplained. Despite its flaws, this fast-paced nail-biter will keep readers up late and may evoke a few tears. Announced first printing of 150,000.
BE AWARE OF SA TRIGGERS
I read this book all in one sitting. It’s haunting & I couldn’t put it down. It’s a thrilling book, but so very triggering if you’re sensitive to topics like violence and SA. I wish I hadn’t read it.
I couldn’t put this book down, finished in 24 hours. I hope you don’t have plans ;)
Best I have read in a long time
Real page turner! Right off the start you will stay up late to get to the end! I cant wait to read another book written by Chevy Stevens!