Review: Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Title: Nearly Gone
Author: Elle Cosimano
Publication: March 25th 2014 by Kathy Dawson Books
Genre: YA Thriller, Mystery
Source: Owned

Bones meets Fringe in a big, dark, scary, brilliantly-plotted urban thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end.

Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.

Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next.

-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it

-- My Thoughts --

     I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. I kinda jumped into reading this one, it has an amazing cover, as you can see. And it proved to me much more than I expected.
     Nearly has always been the odd kid in her high school. And she doesn't really want to have contact with anyone, because she can have impressions of their feelings and thoughts when she touches them. But then strange notes pile up and people die and Reece gets into her life and nothing is the same anymore.
     I have always been a HUGE fan of thrillers and mysteries. The thrill of finding out the villain in the story is something I enjoy immensely. And this story provided so much mystery and anticipation, that I loved. This book is perfect on the creepy factor. The neighborhood that Nearly lives in is creepy and dangerous and the things she sees are dangerous, too. It gave a really chilly effect to the story and the plot is swift and interesting, not boring at all.
     There is the constant suspicion of every character and you don't know who you can trust or not. Everyone has a motive darker than the one before it. The main characters, Nearly and Reece are both three-dimensional and complicated and lovable, nonetheless. I fell in love with both of them and wanted the best for them both.
     The romance is a huge factor in the story. It was not too little and not overdone. I loved the interactions between them and their true care for each other. It felt as real as our own lives. If you are a fan of thrillers and mysteries with an intelligence factor, then this is the one for YOU!


  1. Mysteries with an intelligence factor sounds incredible! I've always been a fan of the cover, and I don't know why I haven't sought Nearly Gone out already. Romance sounds like it's done well too. Thanks for the review!

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

    1. You should definitely check it out
      GREAT of you to stop by

  2. I love a good mystery more than anything else in this world. There just aren't that many that can keep me guessing. I end up feeling disappointed when I see things much sooner than the main character.
    The plot and romance both sound fabulous in this one. I'm looking forward to it.

    1. Well, it definitely is a really good book
      thanks for being here

  3. Oh I had NO IDEA who the person was! And I adored the romance too! Great review and thanks for stopping by!


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