Dark Roads: A Novel (Hardcover)

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I am a big fan of all of Stevens' books and since it's been a few years since her last one, I was THRILLED to see this coming out. Dark Roads tells the story of Beth, who arrives in a tiny town along Cold Creek Highway, made infamous because of many mysterious disappearances of young women over the years. Beth steps into her sister's world in her search for the truth and almost immediately discovers danger everywhere. Everyone is a suspect and the conclusion of this one had me frantically tearing through the pages to find out what really happened.  Chilling, grisly, and heartbreaking, this will delight fans of twisteries all over!

— From Andi

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“Chevy Stevens is a brilliant and unique talent and Dark Roads is an instant classic. My hat’s off to her.” — C. J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

"My favorite Chevy Stevens book since Still Missing...The suspense builds with every page, and the ending is a complete shocker."—Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wife Between Us

"Aptly named, Dark Roads is deep, dark, and unsettling. From the opening page, it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller...With brilliant characterizations, tight plotting, and a setting bound to give you chills, this is Stevens's finest book to date. A tour de force mystery you do not want to miss."—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

"Chevy Stevens is back and better than ever...Dark Roads is a chilling, pulse-pounding thriller that also tugs at the heartstrings. It's everything you've come to love from a master of the psych thriller genre!"— Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.


Cold Creek Highway stretches close to five hundred miles through British Columbia’s mountain wilderness to the west coast. Isolated and vast, it has become a prime hunting ground for predators. For decades, young women traveling the road have gone missing. Motorists and hitchhikers, those passing through or living in one of the small towns scattered along the region, have fallen prey time and again. And no killer or abductor who has ever stalked the highway has ever been brought to justice.

Hailey McBride calls Cold Creek home. Her father taught her to respect nature, how to live and survive off the land, and to never travel the highway alone. Now he’s gone, leaving her a teenage orphan in the care of her aunt whose police officer husband uses his badge as a means to bully and control Hailey. Overwhelmed by grief and forbidden to work, socialize, or date, Hailey vanishes into the mountainous terrain, hoping everyone will believe she’s left town. Rumors spread that she was taken by the highway killer—who’s claimed another victim over the summer.

One year later, Beth Chevalier arrives in Cold Creek, where her sister Amber lived—and where she was murdered. Estranged from her parents and seeking closure, Beth takes a waitressing job at the local diner, just as Amber did, desperate to understand what happened to her and why. But Beth’s search for answers puts a target on her back—and threatens to reveal the truth behind Hailey’s disappearance…

About the Author


CHEVY STEVENS lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and daughter. When she isn’t working on her next book, she’s hiking with her two dogs on her favorite mountain trails and spending time with her family. Chevy's current obsessions are vintage Airstreams, Hollywood memoirs, all things mid-century modern, and stand-up comedians--not necessarily in that order. Her books, including Still Missing, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, have been published in more than thirty countries.

Praise For…


Praise for Dark Roads:

"My favorite Chevy Stevens book since Still Missing. Stevens reliably creates complex, resilient female characters, and Hailey and Beth - whose lives collide in Dark Roads - are utterly compelling. The suspense builds with every page, and the ending is a complete shocker." —Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wife Between Us

"Aptly named, Dark Roads is deep, dark, and unsettling. From the opening page, it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller. The missing, the dead, those left behind, the ones who know what's happened, all explode onto the page. With brilliant characterizations, tight plotting, and a setting bound to give you chills, this is Steven's finest book to date. A tour de force mystery you do not want to miss."
—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

“Chevy Stevens is a brilliant and unique talent and Dark Roads is an instant classic. My hat’s off to her.” — C. J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Long Range

"Chevy Stevens is back and better than ever with a grisly tale that will make you think twice before driving down any deserted highways at night. Dark Roads is a chilling, pulse-pounding thriller that also tugs at the heartstrings. It's everything you've come to love from a master of the psych thriller genre!" — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.

Praise for Chevy Stevens:

"Gripping...unforgettable." —Gillian Flynn

"Heart-pounding." —Lisa Gardner

"Will have you spellbound." —Karin Slaughter

“Engrossing, suspenseful.” –Library Journal

"Utterly absorbing." —Kathy Reichs

“Chilling, compelling.” —William Landay

“Tense…Action-packed.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced and thought-provoking.” –Kimberly McCreight

“An emotional rollercoaster you’ll be sorry to get off of when you finish the last page.” –Jennifer McMahon

“Stevens skillfully builds suspense.” –Publishers Weekly

“Haunting and harrowing.” –Megan Abbott

“Taught and riveting.” –Hilary Davidson

“Deep and exciting.” –Lisa Unger

“Riveting.” –Alafair Burke



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250133571
ISBN-10: 1250133572
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 384
Language: English