A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected.
Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on the mark directly. Make it clear you’re available, but he has to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not coercion. The innocent have nothing to hide.
Then the game changes.
When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.
Claire can do this. She’s brilliant at assuming a voice and an identity. For a woman who’s mastered the art of manipulation, how difficult could it be to tempt a killer into a trap? But who is the decoy . . . and who is the prey?
Claire is an acting student working as a decoy for a law firm to catch men cheating; the wife of one man she was assigned to trap is murdered. The cops suspect the husband, so they employ Claire to help catch him. Claire gets so deep into the character that she believes that the police had screwed her by pitting her at Patrick against each other, arresting her, and committing her to psychiatric care. When Patrick gets her out, she believes she falls in love with him. He takes her to Paris and tries to get her to kill a girl. He admits to killing his wife because she wouldn’t participate in his necrophilia and then he met Claire and thought she would. Claire says her safe word and the cops show up and save her.
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