Never Let You Go: A Novel by Chevy StevensNever Let You Go: A Novel by Chevy Stevens

Never Let You Go: A Novel

byChevy Stevens

Hardcover | March 14, 2017

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"Stevens's taut writing and chilling depiction of love twisted beyond recognition make this a compelling read." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Disturbing, suspenseful, and just a little nerve-wracking." -Library Journal

Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life.

Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it's her ex-husband, even though he claims he's a different person. But has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?

With Never Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.

CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she's not working on her next book, she's camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel.
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Title:Never Let You Go: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.61 × 6.44 × 1.39 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250034566

ISBN - 13:9781250034564

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from good book have read 2 of her books now, this was good. cant wait to read more from her
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book I love Chevy Stevens and have read almost all of her books. This one was really good but predictable.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Great story but a bit predictable. Overall worth a read
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from page turner, but predictable I've read almost all of Chevy's books and she's one of my favourite authors. That said, this is the first book of her's where I figured out how it would about a third of the way in. I found it to be formulaic and very similar to some of her other books. If you're into well-written thrillers, I'd still pick it up.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never Let You Go Another great novel by Chevy Stevens. Suspenseful and fast-paced with a great twist at the end! Would recommend it
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Be prepared to not put this book down! This was my first book i've read by this author and it was amazing! The ending was a bit predictable, but I still enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novel This was a great novel, I would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First read by this author This book was amazing, it was the first book that I read by this author and it was not disappointing at all. A great thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. Can't wait to read other books by her.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Page Turner Chevy Stevens is one of my favourite authors and she did not disappoint with this latest novel. It is a thrilling page turner that kept me guessing.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a read!! Every book by Chevy Stevens just keeps getting better. This one was by far her best. I highly recommend it to anyone that loves a good edge of your seat read. #indigoemployee
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good... This story was really good at first. The end kind of dragged and was a bit predictable but still a good read.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A tense and tightly written thriller "Never Let You Go" is a tightly written thriller about Lindsay Nash, a young women who escaped a bad marriage with her daughter Sophie. Written alternatively between the past, when Lindsay feared her husband and over 10 years later when she has rebuilt her life, the story never falters. The story is suspenseful to the end, and I think readers will be surprised by the ending itself.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read by a Great Author 3.5 stars! I really enjoyed this book. I figured the twist out pretty quickly, which was a bit disappointing.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this I bought this a month ago and I'm so happy I did.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Never Let You Go, the newest release by Chevy Stevens, was a novel that I sat down to read one chapter and ended up devouring in an afternoon. And at 400 pages, this was something that is no easy feat! Emotional, thrilling and suspenseful, there wasn’t much this novel left me wanting. The novel follows Lindsey Nash who escaped an abusive relationship with her six-year-old daughter. Eleven years later, Lindsey has built a new life and has lived comfortably knowing her ex-husband was locked away in prison. Eleven years later, Lindsey has built a new life and has lived comfortably knowing her ex-husband was locked away in prison. However, when he is released, Lindsey’s life comes crashing down as her home is invaded, her sense of security is threatened and she finds herself moving back into patterns of a battered woman. Lindsey is convinced that her ex is responsible and she will do whatever it takes to protect her daughter and herself. During my reading, this narrative felt like a mix between a few movies like Enough (starring Jennifer Lopez) and Sleeping with the Enemy (with Julia Roberts). Now, I know some people will complain and say that the plot is not original. So what? If it’s not broken, don’t fix it and Stevens does exactly that. She takes all the stressful, emotional and compelling parts and creates her own spin in this book. The novel is told from Lindsey’s perspective and her the perspective of her daughter, a now teenaged Sophie. Flipping between past and present, the reader watches the patterns of abuse unfold, the escape and the paranoia as Lindsey is thrown back into her worst nightmare. I think it was realism of this one that hooked me the most. The characters were completely relatable and I felt for Lindsey as her story unfolded and the scenes of her abuse played out. Stevens was able to hook me and tug at my heartstrings. The novel had a plethora of twists and red herrings. At one point, I was accusing everyone of being involved. I was truly shocked when I figured out where the ending was going. It didn’t blindside me, but it did make me sit back and think, “well played”. And did I mention that Chevy Stevens is Canadian? And this book is set in Canada? As if I wasn’t in love with it already, this fact pushed me over the edge. If you are a fan of twisty, domestic fiction, then look no further. You have found your next read. I rated this one a 5/5…and purchased every single other book she has written.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrifying and Gripping! Chevy Stevens took my breath away more than once with her upcoming book, Never Let You Go. Focused around a physically abusive and controlling relationship, Stevens places the reader directly in the center of the storm. Reading an abusive relationship was intense, and I felt my heart pounding during most of part one. I have never been in this situation, but Stevens opened my eyes to just how terrifying it is for the victim of abuse, and how it can feel impossible to get out of the relationship. In this book, Lindsey Nash knows she must take a bold risk to remove her and her daughter, Sophie, from the grip that her husband, Andrew, has over their lives. Lindsey and Andrew meet at a young age and fell deeply in love. They married and settled into their new home together, enjoying the early days of their romance. As Lindsey learns more about Andrew, she decides to surprise him with a thoughtful Christmas present - she knows he is going to be so touched. As it turns out, the gift triggered painful parts of his past, which revealed a rage that she didn't see coming. Lindsey feels terrible, but works to repair the damage. Over time, she notices that Andrew's drinking is increasing, and he becomes more verbally abusive and controlling. She slowly dissolves her friendships and hopes for a career, her world centering around Andrew. Sophie is born and years later the situation has escalated - Lindsey has no freedom and Andrew's drinking is out of control. She has to escape this to protect Sophie and take back her life, but how? The events that follow lead to Andrew's arrest, and a chance for Lindsey to start over. Fast forward eleven years: Lindsey has built a new life for herself and Sophie is now 17 years old. Lindsey makes her living cleaning houses, and has worked hard to develop her business. Sophie is a talented artist, though, like many teenagers, a little lost. Sophie longs for a relationship with her father, the missing piece in her life. Lindsey has been dating, and has two reliable men in her life - Marcus, a great friend who teaches self-defense at her support group, and Greg, her boyfriend. Lindey's world is shaken when she discovers that Andrew has been released from prison, but she feels confident that he will not be able to find her and Sophie. When strange events begin to occur, Lindsey is convinced that Andrew is back and looking for revenge. Her home is invaded, both her dog and husband are attacked - she knows this is Andrew's work, but with no tangible evidence, the police can't do much to protect her. This story is told in multiple timelines and is narrated from both Sophie and Lindsey's perspectives. I have read a ton of books lately that feature this narrative style, and this one really stands out. I loved hearing Sophie's take on the situation, and Stevens wrote a teenager so well! This book isn't extremely violent, but the emotional toll it takes, especially in part one, is so heavy. I was so horrified and disgusted by Andrews actions, but more than that I was terrified for Lindsey and sad for Sophie. This book was so close to being a 5 star read for me! I had to dock it a little due to two shortcomings: the first is the story behind Sophie's boyfriend, Jared. He is a major player in the story, and there are some questions about him that are left unanswered. I am still thinking about this kid - I want to know more! The second reason is that I didn't love the final thoughts regarding Andrew. I can't say much more than that without spoiling the story! That said, this is one of the best psychological thrillers I have read in a while - it's fast-paced, completely gripping, and had me at the edge of my seat.
Date published: 2017-03-02

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Never Let You Go:"A fast-paced thriller with a surprise twist." -Kirkus Reviews"The gripping, often terrifying story follows Lindsey as she endures the roller coaster that is survival and in the end finds an outcome that she never expected... Stevens' portrayal is spot-on." -BooklistPraise for Chevy Stevens' Novels:"Gripping...unforgettable." -Gillian Flynn "Heart-pounding." -Lisa Gardner "Will have you spellbound." -Karin Slaughter"Engrossing, suspenseful." -Library Journal "Utterly absorbing." -Kathy Reichs"Chilling, compelling." -William Landay"Tense.Action-packed." -Kirkus Reviews"Fast-paced and thought-provoking." -Kimberly McCreight "An emotional rollercoaster you'll be sorry to get off of when you finish the last page." -Jennifer McMahon "Stevens skillfully builds suspense." -Publishers Weekly "Haunting and harrowing." -Megan Abbott"Taught and riveting." -Hilary Davidson"Deep and exciting." -Lisa Unger"Riveting." -Alafair Burke