If you’ve ever questioned whether people who take advantage of others are really in control, there’s a short story I’d like to recommend.
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn — author of Gone Girl — raises those questions.
I won’t say anything else about the story, so you can read it fresh. It’s available in a $9.99 standalone hardcover edition and a much less expensive e-book.
Just one word of advice: Don’t read this story at night.