The last time I was trolling the library website for new books to read I came across Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano. As soon as I finished reading the synopsis I took off to my local branch of the city library and tore through this book. And...Wow! This book was INTENSE! And I loved every page!
Here's what Goodreads has to say:
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.
Nearly's best subjects are math and science and the clues that the killer leaves for her via the missed-connections ads in the personals take advantage of those skills. The puzzles are unique and add such a different theme to this story that I look at the personal ad's in a whole new light.
This book is full of mysteries and deception and what you may think at first (or second...or THIRD) is not always the correct answer.
If you liked The Naturals and Killer Instincts by Jennifer Lynn Barnes then you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I sure did!!!