Jess is a makeup artist in New York. She moved there from Pennsylvania. She helps her parents support her sister, Becky, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was little. Jess goes to a makeup appointment for two NYU students and finds out about a psychological study that will pay $500. Jess needs the money so she goes to the study, even though she wasn’t invited. Enter the mysterious Dr. Shields.
Jess answers some fairly invasive questions about herself based on morality and honesty. As Jess gets drawn further and further into the study, her life becomes no longer her own. Jess finds out that Dr. Shields wants Jess to tempt Dr. Shields’ husband, who has cheated on Dr. Shields in the past. Jess gets completely wound up in Dr. Shields’ life and tries to find out what happened to subject number 5, who died.
I read The Wife Between Us and loved its twisty-turny nature. This book is similar, in that it takes a while to get going, but once it does, you don’t want to put it down. It also kept me guessing until the end. In fact, I didn’t see that ending coming. The book is suspenseful and entertaining.
The only reason it didn’t get five stars is because it was slow in spots and some of the writing was spotty. Otherwise, it was a fantastic, suspenseful read.
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