She helps people put their demons to rest.
But she has a few of her own…
In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn’t want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.
When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island. What happened to Nadine? Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the group’s leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today?
And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most…and fight back.
Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape.
Told with the trademark powerful storytelling that has had critics praising her work as “Gripping” (Kirkus), “Jaw-dropping” (Publishers Weekly) and “Crackling with suspense” (People magazine), ALWAYS WATCHING shows why Chevy Stevens is one of the most mesmerizing new talents of our day.
Chevy Stevens intelligently and relentlessly pulls the reader deeper into the nightmarish world of a cult whilst compelling you to read just one more page ... Rosamund Lupton A harrowing tale of manipulation that got under my skin by the end of the first chapter Linwood Barclay A chilling, compelling read William Landay A fantastic, heart-pounding thriller that pulls you in from the first page. I loved it! Lisa Jackson Frank, fierce, and sometimes even funny, this is a dark tale pinpricked with light-and told by an unforgettable heroine Gillian Flynn on Still Missing Grabbed me from page one. Its story of power, murder, and family secrets is seductive and sinister Meg Gardiner Haunting and harrowing, Always Watching is a stunner Megan Abbott Powerful novel of psychological suspense Publishers Weekly
Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Literature & Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers
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