Ottawa’s October 2021 Girly Book Club
The Barley Mow, Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada
The venue requires proof of double vaccination to enter as of September 22. Masks required inside still except when eating and drinking (I think, as this is a moving target in Ontario).
Everyone’s favorite spooky month is here and how apt that the winning book of October’s vote was Vera Kurian’s debut thriller, Never Saw Me Coming!
Meet Chloe Sevre. She’s a freshman honor student, a leggings-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be a psychopath. Her hobbies include yogalates, frat parties, and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her.
Chloe is one of seven students at her DC-based college who are part of an unusual clinical study for psychopaths—students like herself who lack empathy and can’t comprehend emotions like fear or guilt. The study, led by a renowned psychologist, requires them to wear smart watches that track their moods and movements.
When one of the students in the study is found murdered in the psychology building, a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins, and Chloe goes from hunter to prey. As she races to identify the killer and put her own plan into action, she’ll be forced to decide if she can trust any of her fellow psychopaths—and everybody knows you should never trust a psychopath.
Never Saw Me Coming is a compulsive, voice-driven thriller by an exciting new voice in fiction, that will keep you pinned to the page and rooting for a would-be killer. We can’t wait to chat about it with you later this month at book club!