“Money is vitally important to you. It appears to be an underpinning of your ethical code. When money and morality intersect, the results can illuminate intriguing truths about human character. People are motivated to break their moral compasses for a variety of primal reasons — survival, hate, love, envy, passion. And money.”
When freelance makeup artist Jessica Farris learns about a study that a well-respected psychologist is conducting that pays $500 to participants just to answer a few ethics and morality questions, she knows she has to get the gig.
Even if it means telling a small lie.
After all, that money can pay her next month’s rent and her sister’s therapy sessions.
What she thinks is a one-time thing turns into recurring sessions with beautiful, compassionate, elegant, and elusive Dr. Shields. The money just keeps coming, but more and more are expected of her, too.
The more Jessica is immersed in Dr. Shields’s “study,” the more lost and out of control everything feels.
Is it really just ethics and morality that the doctor wants to explore, or is there a deeper and more personal reason behind all of it?
What a page-turner this book is! It’s not as intense and twisty as The Wife Between Us, but it will keep you reading until you’ve gotten all the answers to your burning questions.
It will also make you think how you would answer the same questions and whether you would make the same decisions.
The main character, Jessica, may be flawed and weak at times. But what I love about her is that she thinks and feels and cares and simply does not allow shitty things to happen to her just like that.
In short, her thoughts and actions did not make me roll my eyes, scream into a pillow, and throw the book across the room.
Suspenseful, intriguing, and deliciously wicked. I give this book four glowing stars!