Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Release Day! Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens ~ My Thoughts #DarkRoads #NetGalley

  Happy Release Day!!

Congrats Chevy
on the release today of
Dark Roads!

Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens
Women's Crime Fiction, 374 pages
Published August 3rd 2021 by St. Martin's Press

The acclaimed and beloved author of Still Missing is back with her most breathtaking thriller yet.

The Cold Creek Highway stretches close to five hundred miles through British Columbia’s rugged wilderness to the west coast. Isolated and vast, it has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. Motorists and hitchhikers, those passing through or living in one of the small towns scattered along the region, have fallen prey time and again. And no killer or abductor who has stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice.

Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. Her father taught her to respect nature, how to live and survive off the land, and to never travel the highway alone. Now he’s gone, leaving her a teenage orphan in the care of her aunt whose police officer husband uses his badge as a means to bully and control Hailey. Overwhelmed by grief and forbidden to work, socialize, or date, Hailey vanishes into the mountainous terrain, hoping everyone will believe she’s left town. Rumors spread that she was taken by the highway killer—who’s claimed another victim over the summer.

One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek, where her sister Amber lived—and where she was murdered. Estranged from her parents and seeking closure, Beth takes a waitressing job at the local diner, just as Amber did, desperate to understand what happened to her and why. But Beth’s search for answers puts a target on her back—and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey’s disappearance… 


My thoughts about Dark Roads ~ 

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"No one ever wakes up thinking, I'm going to die on a dark road tonight, but that's the point, isn't it? You're young and free, with your entire life ahead of you."

Intense! Totally intense! I couldn't read this fast enough.... and then at one point I had to stop reading to catch my breathe, and recover from what was happening. Whew! 

This was my first book by Chevy Stevens and I now understand why she is such a popular author. Her books will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you look around every corner. I am so glad that I finally read one and got a taste of her work. I can't wait to dive onto more of her stories! She will definitely be a must-read author for me now. 

I highly recommend Dark Roads for an exciting summer thriller read. Make sure you have plenty of time before you start because you will not be able to put this one down. 

I received an ARC of Dark Roads from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.


About the author

Chevy Stevens lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and daughter. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s hiking with her two dogs on her favorite mountain trails and spending time with her family. Chevy's current obsessions are vintage airstreams, Hollywood memoirs, and all things mid-century modern.

Chevy's debut novel, Still Missing, was a New York Times bestseller and won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Her books, including Those Girls which Stephen King called "incredibly scary" have been published in more than thirty countries. Her seventh novel, Dark Roads, will be released summer 2021. Please visit her at www.ChevyStevens.com. ~ Goodreads

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