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☆☆☆ SPOILERS AHEAD ☆☆☆
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019
Katherine meets Eve at the nursing home where Kat's mother resides. They have lunch, together & a friendship develops. Kat gets Eve hired as an executive assistant where she works. Initially, Eve works hard & asks all the right questions. But, Kat soon realizes that Eve is not the person she thought she was.
One night, Eve & Kat go out to dinner. They go to an expensive French restaurant where they drink alot of wine. Then, they go to a nightclub where they dance & drink some more. Kat wants to call an Uber. But, Eve convinces Kat to drive them home. In the car, Eve pulls out a joint & they toke. Kat knows she shouldn't be driving. She hits something. They both get out of the car & see that it's a person and there's blood oozing out next to his head. Eve tells Kat they have to get out of there, because he's dead. Kat wants to call an ambulance not just leave him, there. Eve insists that if they do that, they'll get arrested & go to jail. So, Kat acquiesces. But, she can barely function, because she killed someone & left him by the side of the road.
Kat has to pretend that everything's ok, while carrying a horrible secret & soul-destroying burden. She's scared & on high-alert all the time. The guilt, shame & stress are affecting her. Eve is making life miserable for Kat. Kat spends sleepless nights trying to decide if she should talk to a lawyer. She's scared they'll advise her to turn herself in. Then, what will happen to her daughter & her mother?!
As the days go by, turning into weeks, Eve settles nicely into her role as Kat's torturer. She steals her job, her boyfriend & her money. She's causing Kat emotional, financial & physical distress. But, eventually Kat realizes that Eve is a charlatan, a con artist. It's a scam. She goes after wealthy single women, befriends them, then finds a way to blackmail them. There are other victims sharing the same nightmare. The supposed dead person is just an accomplice with a bit of cheap makeup.