Book Review: That Night by Chevy Stevens

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*Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Couple of years ago, I read Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. I liked the drama in the story, so when I saw this book on NetGalley, I immediately grabbed it. And it didn’t disappoint me much.

This time the story centers around Toni, former prisoner, accused for murdering her own sister. The story goes back to the time when it all begins, and comes back to the present where Toni suffers the consequences. No matter what everyone says, no matter what her parents think, Toni loves her sister. She knows she didn’t do it.

Going back in those teenage days, Toni had an enemy at school, another girl, the most popular girl in the school. Always being the troublemaker, having bad boy as a boyfriend, Toni easily became her archenemy, a target for all the jokes and gossips. But her sister paid the price. Found dead on the local beach, after Toni and her boyfriend left her on the road. So very soon they both find themselves behind bars accused for her murder. After several years in prison, no one comes out same. What hurts most is the look in her parents’ eyes, accusing her. But Toni knows one thing, she didn’t do it. And she’ll find out who did. 

I must say that the ending didn’t surprise me. It was expected. There weren’t too many turn-overs, no nail-biting moments. But there was enough drama in the story , and I liked the switches from present to past and vice versa. Comparing to the previous book from the author that I’ve read, this was less tensive. The main character is a strong person, no matter how she looks from outside. Teenage years are complicated and different people cope in different ways. Losing a sister is hard enough, being accused for her murder is even harder. But seeing the accusation in your parents’ eyes is maybe the worse. Standing alone against the wind is not easy thing to do. 

Did she do it? Well, I’ll leave you to read the book. Did I like it, I did. Not much as Still Missing, But I liked it. 

My actual rating: 3.5 / 5.

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