Bunch of Psychos in one place: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian #Thriller #BookReview #College @parkrowbooks

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian book cover US edition

GIFTED / Another day, another book review. I guess that is what happens when you don’t blog for months: after the break, you have lots to say (or in my case, to review). Never Saw Me Coming was another book I read with girls from my reading club, and if I remember correctly (It was months ago, so it is kind of blurry at this point) we all liked it, and we all had similar thoughts about the ending.

Never Saw Me Coming will be published tomorrow, September 7th 2021 and it has 400 pages. I got a free copy via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review. I want to say thank you to Park Row Publishing, Harlequin.

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About the book:

FROM GOODREADS /

Meet Chloe Sevre. She’s a freshman honor student, a leggings-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be a psychopath. Her hobbies include yogalates, frat parties, and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her.

Chloe is one of seven students at her DC-based college who are part of an unusual clinical study for psychopaths—students like herself who lack empathy and can’t comprehend emotions like fear or guilt. The study, led by a renowned psychologist, requires them to wear smart watches that track their moods and movements.

When one of the students in the study is found murdered in the psychology building, a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins, and Chloe goes from hunter to prey. As she races to identify the killer and put her own plan into action, she’ll be forced to decide if she can trust any of her fellow psychopaths—and everybody knows you should never trust a psychopath.

Never Saw Me Coming is a compulsive, voice-driven thriller by an exciting new voice in fiction, that will keep you pinned to the page and rooting for a would-be killer.

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Review:

It’s been weeks since me and my reading buddies finished this book, so my review won’t be in depth as I first planned it to be.

Never Saw Me Coming stood out to me with it’s cast of characters.
It is rare to read about main character who happens to be a psychopath, but it is extremely difficult to find a book with many psychopaths represented, all in one story, all together hanging around, making jokes and just simply being themselves.

I was already familiar with basics when it comes to this state of mind (diagnosis or whatever is the right word for it) and I think the author did a good job when it comes to representation.
I also want to stress out that I do appreciate the idea/point she was making by telling this story.

My favourite character was Cloe and I wish the whole book was written from her perspective, following her narration in first person.
Some parts written in third person following different characters were entertaining, but some were boring.

At some points I was really invested in the story. My favourite part was the revenge plot, and I’ll be perfectly honest with you, as the big thing was happening my heart was racing 100/h.

I am sorry to say that with all the preparing for the grand finale and revelation about the killer, I ended up disappointed and to say it simple, the end was underwhelming.

Overall, this was very entertaining novel set in college and I would recommend it as a quick read, but I wasn’t satisfied with the way it wrapped up.

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1 Comment

  1. Yes, my thoughts were similar to yours. It was enjoyable to read about numerous psychopaths all getting together, and I liked the way the Author represented them. But unfortunately for me the ending was also underwhelming.
    I am glad we read it though.
    Amanda.

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