Never Saw Me Coming (Hardback)
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Never Saw Me Coming (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 09/09/2021
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Waterstones Says

With an irresistible premise and utterly addictive antiheroine, Kurian’s explosive thriller debut pits a group of clinical psychopaths against a ruthless killer on a typical American college campus.

Chloe looks like an ordinary university student, but she's actually a highly intelligent psychopath out for revenge.

I've never met someone like me, but when I do, eventually, I think it will be like two wolves meeting in the night, sniffing and recognizing a fellow hunter.

Meet Chloe. First-year student, ordinary, legging-wearing, girl next door...and highly intelligent diagnosed psychopath. Her hobbies include yogalates, parties, and plotting to kill Will Bachman.

Chloe is part of a secret clinical study of young psychopaths run by the university's Psychology Department. Most psychopaths aren't criminals, but when a string of murders on campus causes upheaval, Chloe's private vendetta is sidelined. Partnered with fellow study participants she can't trust - and distracted by typical university life - Chloe has to walk the line between hunter and prey.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787302860
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 629 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

I devoured this riveting book through a day of travel - in a taxi, on the plane, in the next taxi - and into the night. My desire to rush to the end clashed with my desire to savor every word. Who would be the last psychopath standing? - New York Times

Kurian dazzles with a unique protagonist and tight plotting. This one will keep you awake at night and force you to question how well you know the people in your life. Not to be missed! - Christina Dalcher, author of Vox

Utterly gripping - Sunday Telegraph

An up-and-coming voice in fiction...a game of cat and mouse - Tatler

An audacious, break-the-mould thriller from a new voice - Sarra Manning, Red

Gripping! With a college campus setting, charming psychopaths, and a bitingly clever voice, Never Saw Me Coming is a dazzling debut from a bold new talent. - Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli and Isles thrillers

A very impressive debut - Daily Mirror

Welcome to your new problematic fave. I fell in love with self-confessed psychopath Chloe on page one, and even as she plotted murder, found myself cheering her on. - Erin Kelly, author of bestseller He Said/She Said

A real treat of a book. I rooted for the nightmarish Chloe from the off, and couldn't stop turning the pages. Gripping, compelling and very satisfying - C.J. Cooper, author of THE BOOK CLUB and LIE TO ME

The brilliantly original concept makes this an addictive read. - Prima

Witty, acerbic and utterly compulsive, Never Saw Me Coming is a razor-sharp thriller with an irresistibly wicked central character. I couldn't tell if I was scared of, amused by, or attracted to Chloe Sevre. One thing's for sure: I will never forget her. - Kia Abdullah, author of Next of Kin

A compulsive read...unreliable narrators and plot twists aplenty...goes beyond the tropes of psychopathy, showing the reality of living a normal, average life too. Dark, complex and gripping - The Skinny

Fresh, fast-paced and fiendishly clever! If you love watching true crime and wonder about the psychopaths among us, this is the book for you! Never Saw Me Coming will have you never sleeping again. - Lisa Gardner, Sunday Times bestselling author of Before She Disappeared

An entertaining campus novel...the interplay between the characters is fascinating and there's lots of fun, both in the writing itself and in what it describes. - Literary Review

What a hook! I loved this bold, fast-paced, entertaining thriller. Deliciously wicked and utterly addictive. - Alice Hunter, author of The Serial Killer's Wife

Fun, entertaining, and hard to put down, a twisty whodunit with a satisfying conclusion - New York Journal of Books

Very twisty. Very clever. - R. L. Stine

Whip smart, very sharp, thrillingly sassy. What a refreshing take on the psychopath. And how much did I enjoy learning about the evolution of such a personality disorder from grassroots level... A brilliant read; unusual, clever and one-of-a-kind. Just like Chloe. - J. M. Hewitt, author of The Night Caller

A razor-sharp, brilliantly plotted and utterly gripping page-turner. I couldn't put Never Saw Me Coming down. Takes us to the darkest of places, with a lightness of touch and a keen intelligence: Vera Kurian's debut deserves to be a huge hit. - Sanjida Kay, author of One Year Later

Excellent pacing, sprightly narrative voices, and judicious dabs of wry humor make this a highly entertaining tale. Kurian's refreshingly different slant on psychopathy marks her as a writer to watch - Publishers Weekly

Impossible to put down - Louise O'Neill

A sharp debut, and ant-heroine Chloe is darkly entertaining throughout. - Irish Independent

Kurian expertly threads revenge and cat-and-mouse story arcs with Chloe's frank, show-stealing narration...Kurian's highly anticipated thriller will undoubtedly lead fans of Gone Girl, Dexter and Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels to hope for Chloe's return. - Booklist, starred review

Electrifying and entirely unpredictable. - Woman's Own

Delivered with panache and wit - New York Times Book Review

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“A fresh, gripping read”

When Chloe starts university, she has a plan: the murder of one specific person. But then someone else is murdered, and it appears to be connected to a secret study of psychopathy run by the university’s psychology... More

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“Amazing!”

As soon as I saw the premise of this novel I was desperate to read it, and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy (thank you!).

I love how original and fresh this was - the story is told mainly from the... More

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“Fascinating premise”

Chloe may look like any new college student but looks can be deceptive. She is extremely intelligent, a psychopath & out to take revenge on the boy who treated her abominably. Her university is running a study on... More

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