May 182012

Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
Source: Local library
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara’s home life was not ideal. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. 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: her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding her father is him finding out about her.

What if murder is in your blood?

I loved Still Missing so it is with extreme sadness that I have to admit I couldn’t even finish this book. I did not like Sarah at all. I found her to be extremely selfish with a god complex that caused her to assume that it was her responsibility and her right to fix everything, and that if she didn’t do it, no one would.

Sarah was obsessive to the point of hurting her family with her actions. Which is sad because she obviously has a finance who is very supportive, and a daughter who appears to have an un-diagnosed austism-spectrum disorder. But Sarah is oblivious to both of these things in her obsession.

I made it halfway through the book, but reached a point where I kept thinking that unless John came and killed her, I couldn’t stand to listen to her anymore. I don’t think the narration of my audiobook helped the situation. The voice was much older sounding than I expected (40ish not 30ish) and had a whiny edge that made me grind my teeth.

So it is with very sad emotions and crushed expectiations that I have to DNF this book.

Challenges read for:

2012 Audio Book Challenge

The Canadian Book Challenge 5

  2 Responses to “Never Knowing”

  1. Hey, Sarah. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't finish Never Knowing. I, too, absolutely loved Still Missing and have this one on my TBR list.

  2. I actually got through this one, although it was my longest ever audiobook by far. I have to admit I wasn't completely enraptured by the first half or so, but the last couple hours got pretty good. Sorry you had a rough time with this one!

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