One lesson to be learned from this book: If there's this shady trial going on that's trying to recruit you and the reward is far too big: don't trust it, it must be a trap.
Benjamin earns his money by participating in all kinds of trials, usually sleep pattern tests and sleep deprivation studies. Now I don't know how it works in this field, but it's very unlikely you can pay your bills from participating in clinical trials for drug development, or so I'm told. Anyway, Benjamin gets an offer he can't refuse, that allows him to travel the world and look at paintings. A lot.
The book started really interesting. Although it's clear from the beginning that something is off, it takes quite some time to get to know exactly what. That however, is also where its weakness lies. The whole point of experiment, it didn't make sense to me in the end. Which was a shame, because I was really liking it. Another thing that bothered me, it was tied together to closely. Everything was connected, and although it took me some time, the revelation at the end was expected.
But it was a fast and entertaining read. I would read the author's next book.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!