Author: Vera Kurian
Publisher: Park Row
Released: September 7th, 2021
I’ve been craving a new psychological thriller, so I decided to pick up Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian.
Chloe Sevre is a psychopath. Not figuratively, but literally. Her favorite hobby is planning to kill Will Bachman, a friend who made the dire mistake of wronging her. However, when Chloe isn’t in class or plotting to destroy Will, she’s spending time with six other psychopaths as part of a clinical study.
You can already see how this would be a recipe for disaster. When one of the students is found dead, suddenly their world is turned upside down, and the surviving six must discover who did it. More importantly, they must find the liar in the group.
I picked up Never Saw Me Coming because it had an interesting premise, and overall I was hoping for a unique read. While I certainly got the latter, I feel like I was somewhat let down by it. I guess I just wasn’t as blown away as I had hoped.
That being said, I didn’t dislike this book either. I’d say that Never Saw Me Coming is a perfectly fine thriller – with a solid and intriguing premise. I love the idea of seven students all trying to figure out who the liar is.
Only, in this instance, everything is flipped upside down. They’re not trying to find the psychopath in the room – but the person pretending to be one. It’s dark and twisted, and I absolutely adore it.
Thanks to Park Row and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.