Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
Publication Date: March 25th 2014
|Nearly Gone - Kathy Dawson Books|
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.
Synopsis from goodreads.com
I'm a big fan of murder mysteries and thrilling books and Nearly Gone seems to be more than a regular thriller. Nearly's ability to taste emotion when brushing against someone's skin is a gift, I can't decide to be creeped out by or not. But I'm glad about this supernatural touch, as it gives the puzzle a further angle to be explored. Does this gift maybe connect to the barely readable line between the title saying "All the numbers add up to one killer … herself"?
And then there's the bad boy doing undercover work for the police and I wonder if there is a romance angle and how it might be integrated in the dark atmosphere painted by the synopsis and the cover.
What's your take on the supernatural touch to the story? Do you think it makes the book more complicated? Share your opinion in the comments along with your waiting on choice!