I am looking for a novel cover for both print and ebook. This book will be categorized under thriller -> crime -> kidnapping and thriller -> psychological.
As far as text goes on the cover, I would like the title, author name, and possibly tagline.
Title of the work: The Altruism Effect (possibly with "A Novel" somewhere under it so readers don't mistake my title for something nonfiction.)
My name: Kristin Helling
Tagline: For the greater good- at what cost?
"The Altruism Effect" has a "Shutter Island" feel (In a sense where my character escapes, but there's no escape), with many underlining elements inspired by the true Standford Prison Experiment from 1971.
Here is one sentence describing the book:
When a psychologist is kidnapped and wakes up in an unorthodox detention facility, she must find the truth and keep her head, or else lose any chance of escape.
Here is a longer pitch if more clarity is needed:
A psychologist is drugged and kidnapped, then wakes up in an unorthodox detention center. She has no memory of how or why she was brought here.
The longer she’s locked up, the more she finds out about the place- and about herself. All the prisoners in the cages have something in common. They’ve all killed someone. The psychologist doesn’t know how she fits into this category.
She finds out that one of the guards has been kidnapped and brought here too, told to take on the role of the guard.
Is this one big experiment with many lives at stake? Or has she really committed the crime her punishment conveys?
The psychologist and a male inmate derive a plan for a great escape together. In the attempted breakout, the two discover that the detention facility is docked on a skyscraper- making their means of escape that much more complicated.