A suspenseful, edge-of-seat thriller short story by Scott Mariani
My Rating ★★★
Enjoyed reading this novella. I liked the main character, Kate, and being a mother, totally felt for her throughout the story. The first half of the story is better than the last, which feels a little implausible at times. Not sure how I feel about how Kate dealt with the situation in the end… seems a little irrational of her, but I enjoyed reading it, for sure!
Recommend this for lovers of short-reads in the thriller/suspense genre.
Deception can be deadly . . .
Kate, an attractive single parent, is in a desperate situation. Her young son Charlie suffers from a rare eye disease that will soon cause him to go blind unless he can receive the cutting-edge new treatment that’s offered by just one private clinic in London. The cost is out of Kate’s league and she needs to raise the cash – fast.
When her best friend suggests that she should find employment as a freelance female decoy, Kate initially rejects the idea. But realising what the potential earnings could mean for Charlie, she reluctantly goes to work, getting paid by female clients wanting to put the fidelity of their partners to the test. Business is good. It won’t be long before Kate has the money she needs.
But after being hired by a wealthy new client to investigate a suspected cheating husband, Kate’s world suddenly turns upside-down and she discovers too late that deception can have deadly consequences . .