Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian


Next up on my September thriller list is a book that’s been getting a fair amount of attention in the book lovers world.

Thank you Park Row Books for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: 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.

I loved the psychopath premise to this story line. In my opinion, that really gives you a true thriller reading experience. On the other hand, this book had multiple point-of-views that seemed to be all over the place. It was also a tad longer than it needed to be. The plot was unique (especially for someone that reads a lot of thrillers), and the ending made it worth the drudging through the middle, so I really am glad I took the time to read it.

3.5/5 Stars

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