Nearly has three rules: no boys, no trouble, and no touching. Only a few percentage points separate her from a chemistry scholarship that will get her out of her DC trailer park. Away from her neighbor the drug dealer, her mother the exotic dancer, and the sense of hopelessness that pervades her life.
But when a killer starts targeting the students she tutors after school, all of the rules will have to go. Trouble has already found her. To unravel the clues the killer has left for her, she will have to work with Reece Whelan, even knowing that the police have sent undercover to spy on her. But worse, she will have to use her ability to read other people’s emotions through touching them, even if it overwhelms her.
All the clues point toward Nearly being the killer. One by one, her students are killed, all while she is nearby, trying to save them. Leigh and Reece are racing against time to unmask the killer before it’s too late for both of them.
Nearly Gone will appeal to fans of mystery shows such as Bones, CSI, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, etc. , as well as readers who like their mysteries with high stakes and lots of suspects.
Recommended for grades 9 and up — swearing, buying and selling drugs, sexual references, underage drinking, etc.
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