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Never Saw Me Coming

A Novel

by Vera Kurian

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian X
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Sep 7, 2021
    352 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • M K. (Minneapolis, MN)
    What do you think you know for sure?
    This novel is about a college program that has given free tuition to seven students who are deemed to be psychopaths. They have smart watches which systematically chart their locations and moods. They don't know the other students in the study. The psychologist who has created the program believes he can help these people manage their illness. But when a couple of the students are murdered, the question becomes can a psychopath trust another psychopath. Like many great mysteries, I felt interested on the first page. The book was deliciously engaging, fun even, and I didn't know the murderer until the last few pages. All the winding plot twists made it a very entertaining book that I enjoyed very much.
  • Shelley C. (Eastport, NY)
    I Never Saw It Coming
    A group of students get a free ride to attend a Washington D.C. College. All they have to do is participate in a special psychology department program. And did I mention that they are all diagnosed psychopaths and that's why they were chosen? What could possibly go wrong?

    When students in the program start dying, some of the other students start their own investigation into the murders. Who is the murderer? That is the focus of this fast paced psychological thriller.

    It was an interesting look into modern college life as seen through the eyes of three of the students. The story was well plotted. The characters were well drawn. All in all a good story that I do recommend.
  • Gina T. (Natick, MA)
    a modern thriller with a twist
    Never Saw Me Coming was a very satisfying whodunit. College students, Washington DC, the current political climate all came together in a fresh crime novel. The characters all drew both compassion and revulsion simultaneously. I found it captivating. I usually do not read this genre, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommended it to all my "true crime" friends.
  • Sharon P. (San Diego, CA)
    In the heads of psychopaths
    Wow! Solid 4.5-5. I took a half star off because the characters are not very likable (however, no great shock as they are mostly psychopaths and vapid college kids.)

    However, the book is quite a page-turner. I finished it in 24-hours and did really enjoy the tale as something unique—albeit it was very hard to relate to the subject and main characters in order to build some empathy. That said, it was fascinating to read more about psychopaths and kudos to the author for allowing us into their heads.
  • Melissa H. (Stowe Twp., PA)
    Psychopaths you will love!
    A reviewer said this was a book they wanted to portion out to make it last but also didn't want to put it down, which is a perfect description of this fantastic debut!

    The premise of 7 psychopaths in a college clinical study when 1 is murdered is intriguing enough to get you to open the book and from there you will have a hard time closing it until you reach the last page!
  • Eileen S. (Marlboro, NJ)
    Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurlan
    I just finished reading Never Saw Me Coming by debut author Vera Kurlan. I very much enjoyed this fast paced, suspenseful, psychological thriller. I found it interesting that this novel was written mostly from the perspective of college aged students who also happen to be diagnosed psychopaths. The whodunit aspect is weaved throughout the novel and keeps you guessing until the very end. I found myself savoring the last several chapters as I didn't want it to end! Bravo! Well done. I recommend this book to anyone who likes this type of book as well as to those looking to read something new and different. I can't wait to see what the author will write next as I will read that too!
    Never Saw Me Coming
    Never Saw Me Coming with it's modern setting and age old theme had me from beginning to end. At first the characters and storyline is so interesting. As the story continues and more characters are introduced the book seems to take on a Scooby-Doo theme. That is even mentioned toward the end of the book. But it all comes together in a surprise ending.
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