Author - Elle Cosimano
Genre - Thriller/Mystery
Release Date - March 25th 2014
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.
The Insider's Scoop
As you might have deduced from the font treatment on the cover, numbers play a big role in the mystery. And here's a little secret... if you ask me to sign your book, my signed message will be written in code -- a code you can decipher after you've solved the mystery in NEARLY GONE.
Here's a sneak peak into the story:
Someone had wanted me to be here tonight. Someone wanted me to find Marcia's body. Maybe even get caught with it.
And he'd marked her. But why? What did it mean? The number looked like it had been written in blue ink, but it wasn't smudged or faded by the water. Permanent marker.
They drew the number ten in permanent marker on her arm...
Like the number ten on Emily's arm.
Like the blue markings on my chem lab table...
DEAD OR ALIVE...
I slumped to the floor.
The person who wrote those ads knew me. He knew I read the Missed Connections on Friday mornings. He knew exactly where I would go, leaving the door to my physics class open. He carved the message in my desk, and left the chair down to make sure I saw it. He knew how to communicate with me.
Somehow, this was all about me.
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