A kidnapped psychologist. A murderous warden. There's more to this prison than meets the eye... Dr. Raine Walsh has a right to be paranoid. The expert psychologist has spent far too much time in the minds of the criminally disturbed, but that's no reason for her to be drugged and thrown into prison. Raine can't remember the crime that got her locked up, and she wonders if her growing paranoia has destroyed her sanity... Raine is determined to solve the mystery of her twisted incarceration, but finding allies is a dangerous game. Some of her fellow prisoners are far from innocent, and a guard confides that he's also been kidnapped and forced to play a role. The problem is that the warden controls the compound with an iron grip. Her only chance of escape could put her and the other inmates in grave danger... The Altruism Effect is the first book in a series of psychological thrillers. If you like gripping suspense, realistic characters, and mind-bending plot twists, then you'll love Kristin Helling's kidnapping thriller.
Kristin Helling enjoys stories with a journey-whether it's a journey across the globe, a journey through space, or a journey of finding ones self. Kristin studied her Bachelors degree in English writing at Park University, and received an 18-hour minor in Psychology. Her favorite classes were Positive Psych and Social Influence and Persuasion. It was only a matter of time before this passion found it's way into her fiction. She is married to a photographer, and lives outside of Kansas City, Missouri with their two hairy children: a Husky who is terrified of vacuum cleaners, and a Collie Shepherd mix with more energy than the sun.