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Friday, September 3, 2021

Blog Tour & Review: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian


Never Saw Me Coming
by Vera Kurian

Publisher: Park Row
Publish Date: September 7, 2021
Kindle Edition
352 Pages
Genres: Thriller, Suspense

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:

Imagine going to school being one of seven people who are diagnosed as psychopaths. Is there a "cure" for psychopathy or a way for them to learn to dampen their impulse control.. or.. or.... I LOVE the premise of this book. LOVE it.  However, something got a little lost for me as I was reading.

We get different POVs and of course, I liked being in Chloe's head the most.  She is vengeful, intelligent and manipulative... you know, all the best qualities of a psychopath. 😉 And I love that she put so much energy into getting revenge for her past, 12 year old, self.  But then that storyline kinda got lost along the way.  I had actually completely forgotten about that part a few times.  But then you're going to give me murder and psychopaths working together to try and figure out who the killer is?  Ok ok... you pulled me right back in.  I just think maybe it didn't flow as cohesively as I would've liked and I felt my attention fading once again. 

This is a tough one for me to review.  I LOVE the concept and enjoyed the easy read of it.  I just wish I could have maintained my full interest for the entirety.  As such, I'm going down the middle for this one.  


Vera Kurian is a psychologist and writer and a longtime resident of Washington DC. She has a doctorate in social psychology, specializing in intergroup relations, political ideology, and quantitative methods. She has studied fiction at Breadloaf, Sewanee, VONA, and attended juried workshops at LitCamp, Colgate, Juniper, and the Marlboro Summer Writing Intensive. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a semifinalist for the Mark Twain Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest.

Author Website | Twitter: @vera_kurian | Instagram: @verakurianauthor | Goodreads

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