Nearly Gone, Book 1

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Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 386 pages
6 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - ReadersCandyb - LibraryThing

If I had to describe Nearly Gone using one word, I'd say edgy. This book literally had me on the edge of my seat. The plot was so twisty and the mystery sucked me right in. I was racking my brain ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris_Ledbetter - LibraryThing

Very well written. Such a clever story and well plotted mystery. This is a "Thinking Person's" novel. It kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me guessing all the way to the end. I really enjoyed ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

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. She annually attends the Writers' Police Academy at Guilford Technical Community College, Department of Public Safety, to conduct hands-on research for her books. Elle is the author of Nearly Gone and it's upcoming sequel, Nearly Found. She lives with her husband and two sons in Mexico.

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