Nearly "Leigh" Broswell checks the newspaper personal ads
every week searching for some sign of her runaway father.
Eventually, she starts noticing mysterious messages that
seem aimed right at her. When she tries to figure out the
clues, they follow her through a string of deaths of people
who have one thing in common...her. Suddenly, she is being
framed for murder, and she has no clue who's behind it. The
only clear thing is that whoever it is wants her gone and
While I usually enjoy a good thriller here and there, I'm
sometimes disappointed with how heavy the suspense is and
how light the depth of the characters are. Lucky for me,
NEARLY GONE by Elle Cosimano is the perfect combination of
suspense, romance, and excellent characters. Right away,
Nearly is a relatable character, bright, lonely, and full of
dreams. I love the complexity of her character from dealing
with mom she both loves and can't stand, wrestling with
memories of a father who might not be the most moral person,
and trying to figure out who in the world would want to
frame her for such horrific murders. The addition of her
ability to tell people's feelings with a touch adds a nice
supernatural element to the story as well.
The romance between Nearly and Reece is super intense and
swoony. They have adorable banter, and they easily make you
want to root for them the entire book.
Overall, NEARLY GONE is the perfect pick for suspense fans.
Elle Cosimano has created an exciting novel of murder, love,
and the desperation to make your dreams come true when
everything that could possibly stand in your way is going on
around you. This is definitely an addition to my favorites
shelf, and I can't wait to read more from this author.
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