August 20, 2011

Never Knowing - review

Never Knowing
Chevy Stevens
publisher: St. Martins Press, July 2011
source:  Goodreads giveaway

Summary from Goodreads:  All her life, Sara Gallagher, adopted as an infant, has wondered about her birth parents.  Finally, she is ready to take steps and find closure.
But some questions are better left unanswered.
After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother—only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth.

The truth:  Sara's biological father is a serial killer.    How will Sara deal with this?  Even worse, what if he finds out about her?

This is a wonderful thriller that kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next.  Sara is engaged and has a six-year-old daughter.   The psychological implications are intriguing.  Sara has anger issues, so does her daughter, a manipulative little girl.   How much of this could be genetic?

Each chapter is supposed to be a session with Sara's psychiatrist -- I didn't care for this kind of story-telling because the language and terminology used was more for a narrative book rather than a talk with a live person.

We learn a lot about Sara's adoptive family, the two sisters and parents.  I did wish to know more about the father of her child.   There seemed to be a gap.

In sum,  an enjoyable book!  My daughter also read Stevens' first book Still Missing and tells me this one is even better.   What delight to anticipate another juicy read!

1 comment:

BookGeek said...

Ohhh, what a creepy revelation! I would freak out Thanks for this lovely review!