Giveaway: Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

Today, I’ve got a treat for those of you who were intrigued by my review of Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. Now, Stevens has a new book, Never Knowing. St. Martin’s Press is pleased to offer my U.S. and Canada readers 3 copies for a giveaway.

Check out the synopsis and read the giveaway details below:

From St. Martin’s Press:

From the acclaimed author of Still Missing, Chevy Stevens, comes a psychological thriller about one woman’s search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers.

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 did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and to 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 out about her father is him finding out about her.

What if murder is in your blood?

Never Knowing is a complex and compelling portrayal of one woman’s quest to understand herself, her origins, and her family. That is, if she can survive. . . .

About the Author:

Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s hiking with her husband and her dog in the local mountains.

To enter:

1. Leave a comment about what debut books and authors have caught your attention lately.

2. Spread the word about the giveaway via Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Deadline is July 1, 2011, 11:59PM EST


  1. Anita Yancey says

    The only debut book that has really caught my attention lately is Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich. I would really like to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

  2. 3 of the debut author books I’m looking forward to are:
    Before I go to sleep by S.J. Watson
    Putting makeup on dead people by Jen Violi
    The Art of forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan

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    Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. Omg Still Missing was my fav book last year. Talk about a debut I am a fan for life now.



  4. Linda Kish says

    I never know if a book is a debut book or not, I just keep finding books and authors that are new to me. So if an author is new to me then it feels like a debut. My latest love is Marybeth Whalen’s She Makes It Look Easy: A Novel,

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  5. so many books have caught my attention lately. i just bought A Ghost A Of Chance and its so good. thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says

    No need to enter my name in the giveaway (I’ve yet to read STILL MISSING). But, thanks for the reminder about Chevy Stevens’ novels; I hope to get to the first over this summer.

  7. Lisa Genova is another great debut author – Still Alice & Left Neglected. Not thrillers, but great books. I can’t wait to read Never Knowing!

  8. Never Knowing is on my wishlist. It sounds like it has the perfect balance of secrecy and suspense. I cannot wait to read it. Authors who have caught my attention lately:

    Therese Fowler – “Exposure” (her latest). She debuted with “Souvenir” and I enjoyed it just as much. I just read “Don’t Breathe a Word” by Jennifer McMahon and it gave me chills. She’s not a debut author, but she was new to me and the story left me completely on edge.

  9. I’m really interested in The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’ve heard a lot of good buzz about it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. enjoyed ‘still missing’ thanks for the chance to read chevy’s latest….i recently read elin hilderbrands ‘the island.’

  11. Martha Lawson says

    Chevy Stevens is who has caught my attention lately! I just read Still Missing a couple of weeks ago, and it was one of the best books I’ve read. Read it one day, couldn’t put it down. I cannot wait to read Never Knowing, so please enter me for it.

  12. Sheryl Mehary says

    I read an excerpt from Chevy Stevens’ book. When I finished reading I realized I had stopped breathing and was gasping for air. I can’t wait to read the whole book.

  13. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby and Hourglass by Myra McEntire have caught my eye, partly from reviews and partly from the lovely covers. I haven’t read either of them yet though.

  14. I loved “Still Missing” and have to say it is the most riveting debut novel I have read in ages.

  15. I’m reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys now and am loving it! I can’t believe it’s her first novel. I’ve added the giveaway to my sidebar.

  16. Joan Strothard says

    I loved ‘The Secret Life of Bees’, debut novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Have since also read her next book ‘The Mermaid Chair’ – also very good! But Chevy Steven’s debut novel ‘Still Missing’ is one of the best ever – way to go Chevy!

  17. Just finished Graham Moore’s “The Sherlockian” and was very impressed. I anticipate great things from him in the future. “Still Missing” was, by the way, a most gripping surprise-I did not anticipate how absorbed I would be.

  18. Kathi Tucker says

    Like Wendy(above), I too liked Learning to Swim by Sara J Henry. I thought it was a fabulous read…much like Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. Awaiting on Never Knowing and feeling quite confident that it will be “my best summer read”.

  19. carol zielinski says

    I would like to read one on Chevy Steven’s books like Never Knowing since I am hearing so many good things about her work.

  20. Susan Welch says

    “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ranson Riggs appears to be one of those books that caught in the corner of my eye. They usually are the best reads.
    “Fallen” by Karen Slaughter is definitely on my list this summer.

  21. Not sure of debut books or authors but I LOVED “Room” by Emma Donoghue and Allison Van Diepen needs a shout out too!!!!

  22. I really liked The Gendarme. I can’t remember the author. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Still Missing – one of the best reads for me this past year. Looking forward to the new one.

  24. One of the debut novels that caught my attention was a novel called “Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away” by Christine Watson. I read it and loved it. Amzaing debut novel.
    “Vaclav and Lena” by Haley Tanner is another debut novel that I have read and loved.

  25. Honestly the only debut book to grip me was Still Missing. I bought a copy for my mother, my aunt, my best friend, and loaned mine out to everyone who wanted to read it. It was absolutely riveting! Can’t wait to read Never Knowing either!

  26. I loved your first book would love to read the next one sounds like its going to be great just like your first. I hope you keep writting you are great at what you do.

  27. I couldn’t put Learning to Swim by Sara J Henry down. I also read Miss Timmons School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy. I also enojyed The Birdsister by Rebecca Rausmussen and The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.

  28. Margaret says

    I honestly can’t think of a new debut book/author I’ve read that’s recent so I’ll mention an older one which is called Still Life with Rice by Hellie Lee. I loved it! It is still one of my favorite books.

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  29. I liked Still Missing very, very much and have been thinking how to get this new one!!! yours is the first giveaway I have seen for this book. Debut novels – Days of Grace by Catherine Hall would be my first choice.


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