Chloe Sevre, is head to college. She’s premed and just like any other college student, except she’s on an full ride scholarship that is dependent upon her taking part in a clinical study for diagnosed psychopaths. When her fellow study members begin ending up dead, Chloe along with two others from the program are in a race against time to uncover the murderer.
I highly enjoyed this book and felt that even though it’s a fiction book, it’s perfect for true crime lovers. I really loved that Kurian gave us psychopaths as our POVS, but didn’t try to make them hide. You know from the beginning that they can be unreliable and lack emotions other people/characters might have. I also felt that I learned a bit about the term itself and how it’s been warped to mean ‘serial killer’.
Character wise, I enjoyed the character but did find them to be a bit annoying at times. Given that they are diagnosed psychopaths though, I felt that Kurian wrote them true to who they are. She didn’t make them extra creepy or unnecessarily sadistic. You also see how even the term psychopath is fairly broad and how easy it is it assimilate with those around you.
Plot wise, we’re both looking for a murderer hunting the psychopaths and following Chloe as she plots a murder herself. We jump quite a bit back and forth between the two, which I thought made the book just a little too long. This is the main reason it’s on a four star for me.
While I never expected I’d be cheering on a group of psychopaths, I also never though about the concept of hunting them either. It was an unique twist on a thriller and kept me turning pages. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a fast paced story.
Never Saw Me Coming comes out September 7, 2021. Huge thank you to Park Row Books for my advanced copy for my honest review. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my Instagram @speakingof_books.