The next audiobook of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. Question #2: Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about? As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.Question #3: Should a punishment always fit the crime? From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new audiobook about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.Praise for The Wife Between Us:"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review"[A] seamless thriller that will keep readers on their toes to the very end...Readers will enjoy the dizzying back-and-forth as they attempt to figure out just who to root for and as the suspense ratchets up to one hell of a conclusion." —Booklist
A New York Times #1 bestselling author, Greer Hendricks, has had an illuminating career in the world of writing. She worked for Simon and Schuster as an assistant editor at Scribner Books, followed by a short time with Pocket Books and Washington Square Press. During her time with those companies, she helped to discover and edit several writers, among them, Sarah Pekkanen. She would eventually co-write a novel with Pekkanen, which would also become a blockbuster hit, The Wife Between Us.
Sarah Pekkanen approached Hendricks about collaborating on a novel, which Hendricks turned down at first, but then changed her mind within 12 hours, and called Pekkanen to accept her offer. They shared such similar narrative style and instincts, they knew they were going to create something special.
Both Greer and Sarah studied journalism and psychology, which made both extremely interested in human nature. They wanted to explore how people can share common experiences, but take away such different perspectives and emotions. As part of their technique, they agreed to create protagonists who are interesting and original, but very relatable. Every word, plot, and character was created by both authors, together. That is a rarity in co-authors. Most alternate chapters or alternate in other forms. Greer lives in Manhattan and Pekkanen lives in D.C. They spent 36 hour periods at a time collaborating on the novel. Technology allowed them to both talk to each other and write the manuscript simultaneously. It took hours of creating, rejecting, and fine-tuning their ideas.
The Wife Between Us has been optioned for film by Amblin Entertainment, with Greer and Sarah adapting the screenplay. Hendricks also wrote An Anonymous Girl.