Always Watching

Always Watching 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

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 blaShe 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

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  1. CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a Realtor While holding an open house one afternoon, she had a terrifying idea that became the inspiration for Still Missing Chevy eventually sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book Still Missing went on to become a New York Times bestseller and win the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel Chevy s books have been optioned for movies and are published in than thirty countries.Please visit her at chevystevensVIEW POLICY I only rate books I really, really loved This is a way for me to share my favorites and organize my reading list.

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  1. Chevy Chevy Chevy you have done it again Always watching was a compelling thrill, part psychological read that made me concentrate than any other of her novels, it was well written very well researched had a fabulous main character A psychiatrist Nadine Lavoie her presence throughout was strong, although a little flawed but I really felt the pain she was going through.The story delves into a cult situation where Heather Simeon meets Nadine Devoice in hospital as heather tried to commit suicide [...]

  2. The story line was well thought out and progressed at a nice pace However, it did not suck me in When I read a suspense book, I want to feel what the main character is feeling I want to be on the edge of my seat I could not relate as well to Nadine as I have to other characters I think that the other reviews and the quotes written all over the book had me expecting something a little suspenseful, and that is why I am let down a bit.It was a good book, with a solid story line, but I was NOT blow [...]

  3. I can t condone Stevens books any longer I gave her a pass on the other two they re readable, so 3 stars, why not , but this one, no, I m putting my foot down In Always Watching, Stevens tackles the subject of cults Her protagonist, Nadine, now a successful psychologist fitting, no spent a few months in a commune fancy name for cult in the 1960s as a 13 year old with her mom and brother Now in her 50s, Nadine has repressed some negative memories for a long time A run in with a patient, a suicida [...]

  4. Still Missing was my first Chevy Stevens novel, and it blew me away It quickly launched her onto that list of authors I fiendishly keep watch of for their new books I found Always Watching on Netgalley while browsing for even MORE ARCs that I don t need Seriously, it s become a sickness I need a support group or something My addiction to requesting advanced readers copies is only second to my addiction to Tom Hardy and chocolate Those two are not necessarily exclusive, either But I severely digr [...]

  5. I find it very hard to believe that Chevy Stevens wrote this book Still Missing and Never Knowing were both such fantastic books, this one, however was a miss Another reviewer said it read like a report than a novel and I completely agree Plus the characters I hated, I wasn t rooting for anyone, and I was completely unsympathetic to everyone The character of the daughter, Lisa, was hateful and I didn t feel the least bit bad for her Also a lot of the situations and dialog didn t ring true at al [...]

  6. I read my first Chevy Stevens novel earlier this year and was instantly obsessed with her writing style and addictive storylines I binge purchased every single one of her booksd then I got distracted Now that I read Always Watching, I am kicking myself for not getting to this book sooner I loved it The novel opens in the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital where Dr Nadine Lavoie is one of the head clinicians After a woman is brought in after a suicide attempt, Nadine s world is rocked as thi [...]

  7. A haunting, terrifying read, but oh so good.You will be on the edge of your seat as the fear and tension oozes from the pages of ALWAYS WATCHING Don t read this book when you are alone or in a room without curtains Someone may be watching.What started out to be a patient doctor relationship moved to sinister waters as Nadine s treatment of Heather brought back repressed horrors from her own childhood Could Nadine s treating a patient really bring back memories of her own Nadine was beginning to [...]

  8. 4 1 2 Stars for this reader.Nadine was raised in a tumultuous household with an alcoholic father and an unstable mother who decided one day to join a commune Nadine now a therapist, must confront her own secrets when a patient is brought in with a very similar past She knows she must look at her past in the commune to understand why many of her memories of that time are blocked Soon she uncovers secrets that many people would do anything to keep hidden This is the authors third book in the serie [...]

  9. Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Dr Nadine Lavoie is a doctor in a psychiatric unit She has always found comfort in her work being able to help those who have run astray Especially since she was not able to help her own daughter, whose drug addiction led her to a life on the streets When Heather, a suicidal patient is admitted to the hospital, Nadine realizes they share a similar story Now, raather than healing others, Nadine has to look into her own past to uncover an awful truth she has [...]

  10. I am so disappointed I really enjoyed Chevy Stevens s first two books, Still Missing and Never Knowing, and I ve been looking forward to the release of her third book for some time The premise sounded right up my alley I love anything to do with cults but this one just didn t produce The pacing is poor, the characters unlikable, the plot predictable and the tone is far too matter of fact for the events that are being related At times it felt like I was reading a report of events rather than watc [...]

  11. Chevy Stevens is fast becoming one of my favorite authors.This is the third book I have read from this author, and although it was not my favorite it was really good Chevy Stevens does a marvelous job of weaving the present and the past, and never leaving you confused there also is just the perfect amount of twists and turns, and yet it is still completely realistic and believable The ending to this book was definitely the best part, although I enjoyed the entire journey, the peeling off of the [...]

  12. Originally posted on my blog, Stuck in a Story This book was sent to me by the author and does not bias my review in any way I was expecting to like this book a lot, considering how much I loved Still Missing Even the synopsis of Always Watching made it sound like a better book A psychiatrist with suppressed memories suddenly revealing themselves, a patient connected to our psychiatrist protagonist, a runaway daughter, the idea urges reader s on to discover how all these things are connected and [...]

  13. Heather Simeon came into the hospital where psychiatrist Dr Nadine Lavoie worked after a suicide attempt Heather had miscarried and with a past history of depression, found she couldn t cope Her husband Daniel was distraught as Heather had waited until he had gone to work to make her attempt As Nadine got to know her patient, she was horrified to discover that her own long ago past was suddenly coming back to her the parallels between herself and Heather were chilling.Nadine suffered from severe [...]

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  15. An interesting reading Fast paced with interesting characters The plot was ok in about the 3 4 of the book but after that it got so dull that I jumped a few pages over.

  16. When I read Chevy Steven s first book Still Missing I was instantly a fan That book would ensure that I would be on the look out for any book Chevy wrote in the future I have read her two other books Never Knowing and the most recent one Always Watching Still Missing and Never Knowing are book that revolve around the protagonist relaying her story to her psychiatrist The shrink is never named but is clearly an important part of the story In Always Watching things change, the psychiatrist is the [...]

  17. I m HORRIBLE at reading suspense I m far too impatient to wait through 300 something pages to see what happens I made it through half this book and then got too impatient with the slow pace and skimmed the second half to see what happens.Overall, the story is interesting ish, but the pace of the narration was painfully slow I guess this might be the nature of the genre, but the author spent paragraphs upon paragraphs on, en I had breakfast, then I went in my shed, then I looked at a cat, then I [...]

  18. I really hate to say it, but I found Chevy s latest disappointing.Now, I love me some Chevy Stevens I love the way she engages with her readers through Facebook photos of Piper and Oona are a bright spot in any work day, and reading about Chevy s latest snack attack is usually very entertaining I really, really loved her first book, and thoroughly enjoyed her second, but this last one felt a bit lazy The main character did not come across as a strong, insightful therapist, especially when it cam [...]

  19. Like Chevy Stevens s book that I last read, That Night, this book isn t filled with particularly rich prose, but the pacing again was well done, and that for me made this book worth the read.As far as plotting is concerned, Stevens is a gifted craftsman, though this particular story didn t get me as much as the story in That Night did I was also a little tripped up by the many, many characters that are introduced and that are not sufficiently fleshed out I found myself frequently going back just [...]

  20. 3.5 starsThis was my first book by Chevy Stephens, and while I didn t totally love it, I would be interesting in looking up some of her work Her style is very readable and the plot held my attention Some aspects of the story felt a bit predictable but maybe I have been reading too much crime fiction I did like Nadine, the main character, a therapist in a hospital, who meets a patient whose disturbed story eerily parallels Nadine s own As the story unfolds, you learn about her past through chapt [...]

  21. 2.75 starsIf you re looking for a fast paced, action packed story, this is not the book for you This is definitely of a slow boil I have to admit that this is my least favorite so far from Chevy Stevens Although I found the story interesting enough and liked the characters enough to continue, it took me a while to get through this one.If you re new to this author, I recommend you do not start with this book Try Still Missing Even though I didn t enjoy this book as much as her others, I am defin [...]

  22. Not my favorite book by Stevens but I enjoyed it Good plot and left me wondering what was going to happen Stevens has a way of throwing a curve ball when you least expect it All in all it was just ok for me, I don t think any of her books will live up to That Night for me It s my favorite of hers

  23. This is Chevy Stevens third thriller and she doesn t disappoint Her previous two novels dealt with two young women who had to face their demons after harrowing life threatening, life changing experiences This time it is the psychiatrist, Nadine Lavoie who is in the spotlight Nadine is a gifted physician, ministering to those who are mentally vulnerable in the local hospital She has opted for hospital practice when she relocated after the death of her husband, feeling her private practice was too [...]

  24. The first initial pages started off really good but it went downhill as it progressed Although Heather story was captivating, it was hard to really sympathize with her I guess it was because I never really knew the background of how she ended up with a psychiatrist There were a few things that came to light about her past but not anything worthy of recognition On the other hand, Daniel her mate was probably the only interesting character I enjoyed reading about the differences he shared with Hea [...]

  25. Originally posted on lostinanotherbookI have now read all of Chevy Stevens books and have to say that she remains at the top of my must read authors Like her other books, Always Watching is set in British Columbia Canada, which I love, and delves into the crazy world of cults Unlike most of the mystery suspense authors I read, Chevy Stevens books deal with issues that are unique and she handles the storyline flawlessly Each of her books, this one included, read like they are based on true storie [...]

  26. 3.5 en realidad Es el segundo libro que leo de esta autora y no me decepcion , me mantuvo en suspenso hasta las ltimas p ginas, no me impact tanto como Still Missing pero fue una buena dosis de intrigas y suspenso.

  27. I found this as an okay book I listened to it and almost bailed a third of the way in but gave it a chance because I ve liked other Chevy Stevens books.

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