Younger isn’t always better. Anna, a fifty-something woman, learns this lesson the hard way and is forced into a fight for her life. Feeling old, washed up, and losing her clients Anna is manipulated into a job offer that will solve all her problems. Beauty and Money what could go wrong? She soon realizes she is in a deadly situation and must fight to stay alive. A unique look at society’s workplace where beauty and youth are considered better than experience. The book is original and thought-provoking but the suspense was predictable. I enjoyed the author’s look behind the curtain of the Cosmeceutical industry, an emerging field that has blurred the line between traditional cosmetic products and pharmaceutical drugs. The story centers on these hybrid products and the cutthroat world that surrounds them. This was what caught my attention into reading the book. However, the plot ended up being predictable and it wasn’t hard to figure out who was the true manipulator. Overall, entertaining but I would’ve liked it to be a little more suspenseful and challenging.
Goodreads Synopsis: When PR pro Anna Wallingham gets dumped by her last client, she finds herself running out of options in LA, where looks trump experience. Desperate to prove she is still relevant, the fiftysomething accepts a shady job offer from Pierre Barton, secretive billionaire owner of Barton Pharmaceuticals. Isolated in a facility outside London, she agrees to test a new top-secret product guaranteed to make her look thirty years younger. Anna is starting to look on the outside the way she feels on the inside: ageless. But she soon discovers that her predecessor died under mysterious circumstances, leading her to research just who stands to gain—and lose—with this miraculous product. When Pierre drops dead in front of her, she takes off on a dangerous journey across Europe hoping to stay alive long enough to uncover the truth.
With the hard-won knowledge that younger isn’t always better, Anna is determined to escape and reclaim her life before it’s too late.