This book surprised me - despite some reservations I had. The title of the book sounded like it would be a wrestling move or out of the MMA handbook and Skinner's name was reminiscent of the boss from the X-Files.
Here we are transported back to 1981 where we meet Claire and Mason. She's a real estate appraiser looking to get into the world of Dom/Sub relationships. She wants to explore that world with Mason.
After a series of failed attempts and canceled dates, she starts thinking of finding someone new. Enter Dr Carl Skinner who happens upon her in a park. They strike up a friendship of sorts.
Without giving too much away, the story takes a drastic turn and occasionally reminds me of a horror/crime movie from the 1980s - complete with dungeon and a guy called the dungeon master (which I think is an actual title of someone playing dungeon and dragons).
I feel the book could have ended right after that "pivotal" moment, but it carried on for a few more chapters. I'm surprised this girl didn't suffer from PTSD, but I guess that wasn't a legit thing in the 80s.
All in all, not a bad quick read. It won't make you all tingly - unless this sort of thing gets you going. It's like Silence of the Lambs without the skin suit.