That Night

That Night

Audiobook CD - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Returning home after serving time for the wrongful conviction of her sister's murder, Toni struggles to reacclimate and avoid parole violations while her boyfriend, who was also wrongly convicted, resolves to clear their names.

Baker
& Taylor

Returning home after serving time for the wrongful conviction of her sister's murder, Toni struggles to reacclimate and avoid parole violations while her boyfriend, who was also wrongly convicted, resolves to clear their names. By the best-selling author of Still Missing. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, p2014
ISBN: 9781482993257
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK FIC STE
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Marie, Jorjeana

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goddessbeth
Jun 30, 2016

I've read one other Chevy Stevens novels (Never Knowing), which I enjoyed, but it wasn't until Jennie Shaw (awesome sparkly unicorn that she is) was singing Stevens' praises that I remembered I haven't read all of her books. And after reading That Night, it's now my goal to read all of her books.

This book keeps the tension going from page one. As someone who is fierce about fairness and justice, I was so emotionally involved with Toni it hurt. She's a typical teenager who ends up being the scapegoat because she isn't "normal" (boy did I see a lot of that during my high school days) and also is being harassed and bullied by a girl gang (that, too, although thankful nobody as vicious as these girls).

I actually liked this one better than Never Knowing- it felt more engaging and full. There are characters in here you'll despise, and ones you'll recognize. She covered a lot of ground with the social atmosphere of prison (which I assume she researched), and even when people can't let go of the rage part of their grief.

The audiobook narrator started out very nasally, which drove me nuts, but it eventually mellowed out and she made a believable 34/18 year old (the story flip flops in time as it goes). The mystery stayed tense until the end, and the denouement was satisfying while retaining some real-life bitterness. Just the way I like it.

I recommend it for fans of mystery and thriller that focus on a character's messy life as much as justice and solving the case.

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dontbugmeimreading
Apr 30, 2016

I finished it but I didn't like it. What a melodrama! Will not likely read anything else by this author.

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Bebu
Apr 23, 2016

Well written. Complex and interesting characters. The book is fast paced and is easy to read. I was surprised because I had not read any previous works of this author, but I will definitely be looking for more.

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