Nearly Gone

Nearly Gone

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781101616475
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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May 18, 2015

Definitely a thrilling novel. Cosimano is brilliant in her ability to give her characters such vivid personalities. At times, it seemed like there was just too much information supplied to the reader which made the novel overwhelming to read. However, this is a real page turner and the identity of the murderer was unpredictable...

Feb 14, 2015

This is by far the most amazing book I've read. I couldn't put it down. Every page keeps you guessing. I wish I could find more books like this.

Nov 05, 2014

A twisted, thrilling read with a tense plot, an intriguing protagonist and a clever mystery. Recommend to teens looking for a dark, quick-paced mystery with plenty of chills.

Danibrarian Jul 29, 2014

Nearly Gone is a smart and fast-paced thriller that keeps the reader flipping pages right to the end. The clues are there but Elle Cosimano has written this well enough to keep you guessing until the end. Recommended read!

NYPLRecommends Jun 27, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
A chemistry whiz is set up for classmates' murders and finds clues to where the next body will turn up in puzzling personal ads.
- Jessica Divisconte, Executive Assistant to the CLO

Jun 13, 2014

The book was good and I can honestly say I never saw the killer coming!

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

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Nearly Boswell is a smart girl facing a smart opponent, a mysterious person who is trying to frame her for a series of murders.

ChristchurchLib May 05, 2014

"At first, the cryptic messages in the newspaper's Missed Connections column just seem weird. But math genius Nearly Boswell quickly is convinced that the messages are coded clues to the recent string of murders at her high school -- murders for which she's being framed. To prove her innocence, Nearly will have to use not only her math and science knowledge to decipher the killer's puzzling clues, but also her unusual ability to sense people's emotions through touch. Smart, edgy, and darkly gripping, Nearly Gone is a great pick for fans of supernatural thrillers like Lisa McMann's Crash or Olivia Samms' Sketchy." Teen Scene May 2014 newsletter

Apr 20, 2014

An entertaining read, just think it's somewhat odd or childish or infantile or silly when the author includes the occupations and vehicle choice of her parents in her bio. Really, really silly . . .


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Feb 21, 2015

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