The premise of the July 2014 She Reads Book Club selection is gripping: a teenage girl and her boyfriend are accused of murdering the girl’s sister. No one in the small town believes that Toni and Ryan are innocent, not even Toni’s grieving parents. This sounds like the perfect setup for one of those race-against-the-clock legal thrillers where Toni and Ryan ultimately go free at trial, but this is not that book. Their story and the truth about what happened That Night will only be revealed after Toni and Ryan have served half of their young lives in prison. In fact, the book begins when 34-year-old Toni leaves prison, then travels back and forth in time.
That Night takes place on Vancouver Island, where author Chevy Stevens grew up and where she still lives with her husband and daughter. This is Stevens’s fourth novel. Her debut novel, Still Missing, was a New York Times bestseller and won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Visit her author website at chevystevens.com or follow @ChevyStevens on Twitter.
Throughout the month of July, She Reads will be sharing extras about That Night and guest posts from the author. You can also enter to win one of five copies of the book. Check it out at SheReads.org.