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June 17, 2014 / Leslie

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That Night
by Chevy Stevens
St. Martin’s Press | June 17, 2014 | Hardcover • eBook 384 pages

That Night

1st Paragraph:

Rockland Penitentiary, Vancouver
March 2012

I followed the escorting officer over to Admissions and Discharge, carrying my belongings in a cardboard box – a couple pairs of jeans, some worn-out T-shirts, the few things I’d gathered over the years, some treasured books, my CD player. The rest, anything I had in storage, would be waiting for me. The release officer went through the round of documents. My hand shook as I signed the discharge papers, the words blurred. But I knew what they meant.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

I’ll be reading That Night later this summer.


More Information

Book Description:

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.

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Source: Review copy provided by St. Martin’s Press.
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  1. cleopatralovesbooks / Jun 17 2014 1:07 am

    I’d definitely keep reading. Chevy Stephens keeps coming up on my recommended lists and I’ve never fancied reading one… until now. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  2. Kay @ Love Bites and Silk / Jun 17 2014 6:00 am

    Yes, it got my attention and I would keep reading. The blurb is interesting too.


  3. Diane / Jun 17 2014 6:06 am

    Oh yes, I’d keep reading–sounds good. Enjoy


  4. Kate W / Jun 17 2014 7:04 am

    Yep, I’m totally sucked in!


  5. lakesidemusing / Jun 17 2014 7:04 am

    This sounds like a good one…I’d definitely keep reading. Enjoy!


  6. Beth F / Jun 17 2014 7:21 am

    Oh this sounds good enough to keep going.


  7. Kim@Time2Read / Jun 17 2014 7:47 am

    This one sounds pretty good. I think I’d HAVE to keep reading! Great pick!
    Today I’m featuring The From-Aways by CJ Hauser


  8. laurelrainsnow / Jun 17 2014 9:27 am

    I would…and I did! Loved this book….hope you are enjoying it, too. Here’s mine: “THE IDEA OF HIM”


  9. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian / Jun 17 2014 9:36 am

    I would keep reading. I loved Still Watching by this author. This one sounds just as good, if not better.

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  10. Literary Feline / Jun 17 2014 9:41 am

    I’ve been seeing mention of this book around lately! I haven’t read anything by this author, but I’ve been tempted to. I like the intro.


  11. Rachel / Jun 17 2014 11:49 am

    This is making the rounds lately. It doesn’t sound like something I would read, but it definitely sounds intriguing.


  12. Sarah @ Sarah's Book Shelves / Jun 17 2014 1:53 pm

    This looks fantastic – I’m adding it to my TBR list!


  13. Tea / Jun 18 2014 12:55 am

    Wow, she’s going to have to dodge bullets to stay out of trouble. I hope she makes it. Sounds like a good book. I’ve seen this novel on a few blogs.


  14. stacybuckeye / Jun 21 2014 12:09 am

    Just started this one. It’s my first Chevy Stevens!


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