ABC CHALLENGE AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurlan

Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Format: Audio
Genre:  Thriller
Narrators: Brittany Pressley

Publisher: Harlequin Audio
11 hours 48 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


You should never trust a psychopath. But what if you had no choice?

It would be easy to underestimate Chloe Sevre…. She’s a freshman honor student, a legging-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be a psychopath. She spends her time on 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 of 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 for revenge 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.


Chloe Sevre is an interesting character.  She is hell bent on revenge against something that happened to her when she was 12 - she has been plotting and planning it since then.  Chloe is a psychopath.  She also has a full ride to college in exchange for participating in a study about psychopaths.  Is it really a good idea to put that many psychopaths together in one school? I'm not sure.  

Chloe would love to learn about who else is in the program but her main focus is on taking down her large.  However when other kids in the program start turning up dead knowing who else is in the program also becomes imperative.  With the help of two other people that she has identified as being part of the psychopath study they try to figure out who could be doing this but when you don't have normal feelings its easy to get off track. 

I found this book to be entertaining and fascinating. The characters came alive and while Chloe played the ditzy girl she was actually quite devious. The way she relates to people and her thought process was terrifying and funny at the same time. 

When you are a serial killer of psychopaths does that also make you a psychopath or does that make you proactive? That's certainly a question that leaves you dangling in this book.  While the killer doesn't see themselves like the psychopaths they are killing maybe they are more like them than they want to admit.  

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