Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

Published: September 7, 2021

Hardcover, 400 pages

(Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Randomhouse, I recieved an eARC to read and review.)



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.

Never Saw Me Coming is a compulsive, voice-driven thriller by an exciting new voice in fiction, that will keep you pinned to the page and rooting for a would-be killer.


I was so intrigued after reading the synopsis of this one, I just had to request it. The plot was extremely unique and unlike anything I’ve ever picked up before. I was very happy with this book and so glad I picked it up!

Chloe was such a great character to read about, especially since she was a diagnosed psychopath living what seemed like a normal college life. I loved reading about the other characters involved in this story, it was just so interesting having a sneak peek into the minds of these psychopaths. The fact that Chloe had a “plan” going into this college program alongside the main plot was awesome.

I was a huge fan of this whole book, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was a thrilling ride that I’m so glad I got to experience. I really fell in love with so many of these characters and loved that it was both character and plot driven book.

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