Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A must read

Every now and then a book comes along that you just simply cannot put down. This is one of them ! If you like a good psychological thriller, I recommend this debut book from Chevy Stevens.

On the day she was abducted, Annie O'Sullivan, a 32 year old realtor, had three goals - sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she's about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of a psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape - her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor.

Bestselling author Lisa Gardner said of this book "A heart-pounding debut. Stevens pulls out all the stops in this cat-and-mouse battle between a brilliant psychopath and his tenacious victim. By equal turns clever and compelling, Still Missing is the not-to-be missed thriller of the year."

I started reading this book in bed on Sunday night and finished it just before 4am this morning. Of course in between reading sessions, I managed to get started on my Reversible Hungarian Rug ..

The Bendigo wool is beautiful to work with but I did have to frog about 4 rounds at the beginning as it seemed to be puckering. Went up to a 5.00mm hook which sounds big for 8ply but I think with it being such a dense pattern and also wool rather than acrylic, the 5.00mm is giving a better result.


  1. The book sounds very interesting, I will keep an eye out for it
    And your blanket is looking lovely - I use a 5mm hook with the Luxury, and back to a 4 or 4.5mm for the Classic

  2. Try your public library - that's where I got it. Thanks for the comment re my blanket. I started using a 4.50 hook but it didn't look or feel right so went up to the 5.00. I'm using Classic - perhaps my tension is tighter ??

  3. Your rug is coming along nicely and the colours are great..
    I love Bendigo wool..

  4. thanks Pat. I've only managed four rounds today - a bit tired from reading last night. I'm also pleased with the way the colours are looking, and being reasonably light shades, they're very easy to work with.

  5. Your rug is looking super, and I love the colours -- a great choice Dorothy.

  6. Hi, Dorothy! It has been a long time! Thank you for visiting my blog. Love yours and your photo!
    This pattern is gorgeous and looks so intricate! Is it difficult?


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