That Night

Stevens, Chevy

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
That Night
"Toni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she is thirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust to a new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy--not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who clearly doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life miserable in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name"-- Provided by publisher

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250034601
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEVE...C
Characteristics: 372 pages ; cm


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Feb 08, 2015
  • Mothercat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The more I read of this author, the more I like his writing. Good story, well-written.

Jan 20, 2015

Although not my favourite author her first book was definitely gripping. This last one however is tedious so far and belongs in the YA section. All that high school stuff and adolescent angst, yuck.

Oct 24, 2014
  • SuzeParker rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I can't fathom how this book has generated such a strong overall rating. Chevy Stevens' first book, "Still Missing," had one of the creepiest scenes (in a good way) I've ever read, as well as a surprising twist at the end. Books two and three headed downhill, but weren't completely without merit. "That Night," however, descends into "wish I hadn't bothered" territory. That Toni and Ryan could have been convicted of Toni's sister's murder was completely implausible. No evidence, no real motive, plenty of other suspects in the sister's secret life. Any decent police work -- and any decent lawyering, for that matter -- would have kept Toni and Ryan out of jail. And, with the whole book predicated on Toni and Ryan having been convicted and then trying to find the real murderer after being released from long prison sentences, the whole thing never has legs. Couple that with jerky, juvenile writing that has gaps through which you could drive an 18-wheeler. Very disappointing. I want the original Chevy Stevens back.

Oct 24, 2014
  • gusmcrae rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

When I was first introduced to Chevy Stevens' work, it was through her terrifying first novel, "Still Missing." That was a scary ride I would have given 5 stars to had the ending not fizzled out for me. Stevens' next two novels were just so-so for me. Was she a one-hit-wonder? After reading "That Night," I don't think so. She certainly can craft a thriller that pulls you in tight and won't let go until the last moments. This is not a perfect books; I think that some of the characters are a bit cliched. And when the reveal is suddenly made towards the end of the book, it felt a bit rushed. But overall, I had a good time with this book and look forward to readying more by Stevens.

On a side note, I couldn't help but blend a little of "Orange is the New Black" into the prison scenes. I wonder if Chevy was familiar with that show when she was writing them?

Sep 02, 2014
  • dcafk rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This is a really boring book.

Aug 10, 2014
  • CryMSanchez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is the last book I had to read from her, she is now for sure my favorite writer. I love how you feel like you're a fly on the way while reading her novels.
- This book was very frustrating seeing how much Toni had to go through. I didn't like her mom and was close to home for me, seeing how parents can sometimes play favorites to the point making siblings dislike each other. I felt the love she had for Ryan and how they just wanted to be together, that need you feel when you are young and in love.
The prison chapters made me think of Orange is the New Black at some points, lol. Overall, another masterpiece in my opinion. Can't wait to read more of her work.

Jul 29, 2014
  • Sahallee rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This tale must be meant for an audience slightly younger than myself (an old timer). Personally, I found it tedious and boring.

Jul 27, 2014
  • ehbooklover rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of Stevens' best ever! I literally could not put this one down. I would try, only to pick it up again within a couple of minutes. Definitely not a relaxing read, it kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Don’t pick this one up if you have stuff you need to get done.

Jul 26, 2014
  • bronteside rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Don't usually read or Reccomend books for didactic purposes.
But this book took me inside the character , in a way few others have. I could feel the main characters fear. Really feel it.
Toni Murphy didn't have to be invented.She already exists.
For every Reena Virk, or bullied teen or young adult, this book should be dedicated.
Aside from the morality - or lack thereof- this was a terrific read.

Jul 22, 2014
  • 4catsdogs rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book should be in the Young Adults section.

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Jul 29, 2014
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