That Night – Chevy Stevens

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That Night was published by Sphere on 17 June 2014 and is available to purchase here

Eighteen-year-old Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. 

Seventeen years later, she’s out on parole and back in her hometown, but she’s struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Ryan is convinced he can uncover the truth; her mother still doesn’t believe Toni’s innocent; and the former high school girls who made Toni’s life miserable may have darker secrets than anyone can imagine. Before Toni can move forward, she must take a terrifying step back to her past to find out the truth and clear her name, before it’s too late.

Fast-paced, gripping and thought-provoking, That Night is a breathtaking thriller that you’ll never forget.

 

 

My thoughts

That Night was a riveting read.

This is a story of lies, prison and justice. Toni finds herself charged with the murder of her sister, along with her boyfriend. She serves her sentence and toughens up, on the inside. When she is released, Toni slowly begins to search for the truth.

Chevy Stevens creates a world where teenage girls bully and lie, where prison is brutal and justice is hard to come by. I was particularly impressed by the scenes in the prison. Toni was suffering from culture shock, then adapted and formed strong friendship bonds with her fellow prisoners.

I loved the way the story moved between the past and the present. It took a while to work out what had happened to Toni and why she had been charged with murder. This added to the tension. This is one of those books that you cannot put down.

I have not read any of Chevy Steven’s other books. I will make sure I do now. She tells a strong dark story and made today go very quickly.

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Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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