The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us
Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.
When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave.
Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?
But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding.
Question #2: Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about?
As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
Question #3: Should a punishment always fit the crime?
From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.
Jess is a struggling make-up artist in New York City. She jumps at the extra money offered to be a part of a psychology study. Dr. Shields asks some very invasive questions. Not only that, it is almost as if Dr. Shields knows what Jess is thinking. The deeper Jess gets, the more scared she becomes.
Well! This book just reels you in and just keeps you twisting and turning. Dr. Shields is not someone I ever want to meet. She is ruthless and most of all, she is cunning. When she wants to punish someone, it is not done in the usual way. Oh no….she is out to keep you guessing where she is going to hit next.
I did think the ending was a little too tidy. I expected different reaction from Dr. Shields. No! I am not trying to give away a spoiler. Read it your self and see if you think the same. She is a “force to be reckoned with” all through this book. Her reaction at the end does not fit her profile.
My picture at the top of this post makes you think this book is a great, cozy read…NOT! It is completely twisted! Not sure I would want to read this home alone. These two authors have some fantastic chemistry going on. I don’t know what their secret is but this book is off the charts wicked!
I received an advance copy from St. Martin’s Press for a honest review.