This was a very good psychological thriller. The plot was interesting, the action was fast-paced and there are characters you can love and hate. The book is a quick read and I had a hard time putting it down.
Jessica Farris is a young make-up artist struggling to make a living in NYC. Her younger sister has a medical condition that requires expensive treatment and her parents are barely making ends meet. While putting makeup on a young college student, Jess overhears her talking about participating in a morality and ethics psychological study at their college that pays a lot of money. Gambling that the student will blow off the study in the morning, Jess goes to the appointment and takes her place. While the questions are invasive and difficult, Jess rationalizes that a little discomfort is worth it if she’s able to help her parents with her sister’s medical bills.
Jess is asked back several times by the psychologist, Dr. Shields, to answer more questions. Each session is more invasive than the next, but the payments are just too good to pass up. Then Jess is asked to take the study a step further and perform a variety of tasks at the direction of Dr. Shields. As the tasks become more dangerous and questionable, Jess must figure out what the truth really is and who she can trust.
This was a fun book. The plot is far-fetched, but if you can suspend disbelief and let yourself get caught up in the twists and turns of the book, you won’t be mad at it. I haven’t read this author before, but will definitely check out the other books. I recommend you read this book!
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.