disclamier: I recieved this copy from Netgalley in exchange for my thoughts on the book but all opinions are my own
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What I loved about the book is that This book grabbed me from the very beginning of the story. With character I could relate to and a complelling plot. I could not put the book down. A twenty eight year old woman sneaks herself into an ethics and morality study in order to earn some extra income. I was able to immediately put myself in her shoes. The initial questions had me wondering how I would answer.
The chapters alternate between the woman and the doctor heading up the study. It quickly becomes a fast paced ride. Definitely entertaining. There are some real twists so that the tension keeps getting ratcheted up. It’s a hard book to put down. I can even see this being made into a movie.
Don’t look for believability here. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting concepts being explored. Power. Trust.
Jessica is such a well thought out character. Out of her depth, but a real fighter. No dummy, but she’s up against a master. I was entranced trying to figure out how she would extract herself from this game of cat and mouse.
I would love to know how Hendricks and Pekkanen write together because the finished product is seamless.
If you like dark psychological thrillers, this one’s for you!
My thanks to netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for an advance copy of this book.