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Review: Never Saw Me Coming

Title: Never Saw Me Coming

Author: Vera Kurian

Release Date: September 7th, 2021

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis 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.

My Review: This is a really tough one to rate. On the one hand its so interesting! Psychopaths in a study at school, hunting another killer psychopathic killer? Totally here for that. But also Chloe is on a revenge path to murder her rapist. Here for that too. However the execution falls short. For one the dual storyline was a bit too much, and made the book too long. They ended up being distracting from the storyline rather than adding to it. I thought that the characters were interesting in terms of being psychopaths but that also made them very hard to connect with so that part of the book was lacking. Overall it was a pretty good read but I didn't love it.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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