December 08, 2017

#BookReview: Nearly Gone (Nearly Gone #1) by Elle Cosimano

Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Number of Pages: 386
Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
How I Acquired this book: Amazon
Time it took to read: DNF
Overall rating: 
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About the Book:
He revved the engine and I held tight with both hands as the bike lurched forward, We zoomed down streets, leaning into the curves, wind whipping over me. I pressed into his back until all I could smell was the leather tang of his jacket, and all I could taste was the sweet thrill of flying away.

Keeping secrets is second nature to Nearly Boswell. Living in a trailer park outside Washington, DC, with a mom who works as an exotic dancer, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Only her best friends know about her obsession with the personal ads, and Nearly hasn't told anyone about the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin.

Then a serial killer goes on a murder spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper. Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it out soon - she'll be next.

Big, dark, scary, and brilliantly plotted, Nearly Gone will leave you guessing until the very end.




About the Author: Elle Cosimano grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs, the daughter of a maximum security prison warden and an elementary school teacher who rode a Harley. A failed student of the hard sciences, she discovered her true calling in social and behavioral studies while majoring in psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Fifteen years later, Elle set aside a successful real-estate career to pursue writing. She lives with her husband and two sons in Mexico.

Elle's debut thriller NEARLY GONE was a 2015 Edgar Award Finalist, winner of the ITW 2015 International Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was awarded the 2015 Mathical Book Award recognizing mathematics in children's literature. Her novel HOLDING SMOKE was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Thriller Award. Elle's novels have appeared on several statewide school and library reading lists. 

Elle is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters In Crime. She was selected for the 2012 Nevada SCBWI Agented & Published Authors' Mentorship Program, where she worked under the guidance of Ellen Hopkins. She attended the Writers' Police Academy at Guilford Technical Community College, Department of Public Safety, to conduct hands-on research for her books. You can learn more about Elle at her website: www.ElleCosimano.com.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Boring!! If you think you are getting a book with a blend of the paranormal you would be wrong! That aspect could have been taken out and it wouldn't have changed anything at all. 

Check out author's other books or related books? Maybe 
Recommend this book? No 

Notes and Opinions:  This is another one that started out very well but early on around 120 pages it all started to fall apart.  The got very boring and very ridiculous if you ask me.  The paranormal aspect wasn't needed at all as it didn't bring anything to the story. The main love interest was a killer and well it all was just a little too much for me.  I couldn't really get into it and the main character I could slap her if I was in this book and ask her WTF.  

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