- US Edition
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.
World: Dial (Penguin USA) - Spring 2014
Italian paperback rights: Hope Edizioni
Germany: Literarische Agentur Silke Weniger
Edgar Award Nomination 2015 for YA
Given by the Mystery Writers of America and honoring the best of mystery fiction.
School Library Journal – Starred Review
SLJ says that NEARLY GONE is, “Eloquently written and packed full of suspense, debut author Cosimano strikes gold with this page-turning thriller that will have teens chomping at the bit to get to the end.”
The series is about a struggling novelist whose fiction treads dangerously close to the truth when she becomes entangled in real-life murder investigations. The books have been optioned for TV by 20th Television Studios and have appeared in an astonishing number of “best of” round-ups, including:
One of “The Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2021” ―Parade
One of “The Most Anticipated Debuts of 2021” ―Bustle
One of “The Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021” ―Goodreads
One of “The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021” ―Crimereads
Elle is also an accomplished YA novelist, and the author of the epic teen fantasy duology, SEASONS OF THE STORM and SEASONS OF CHAOS, as well as several other exciting and well reviewed YA titles.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her family.