Never Saw Me Coming

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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 diagnosed psychopath with an IQ of 135. 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.

Never Saw Me coming is a sharp, electrifying and hugely entertaining thriller with an antiheroine who will work her manipulative magic on you.

‘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

© Vera Kurian 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • 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

  • An audacious, break-the-mould thriller from a new voice


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