BOOK TITLE: An Anonymous Girl
BOOK AUTHOR: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Press
PUBLISHED: January 8, 2019
GENRES: Psychological Thriller
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Also by this author: The Wife Between Us
Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.
When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest thoughts.
Confession: I’m a little sick and tired of thrillers.
Specifically the ones that promise the BIG twist.
I guess it’s because it seems like the twists get more predictable each time. The promised surprise never comes, and I’m left wanting more.
So, it was with trepidation that I picked up Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s follow up to The Wife Between Us, which did deliver the promised twist. I was afraid An Anonymous Girl wouldn’t pack the same punch.
And in some ways I was right. It doesn’t pack the same punch, but it does punch. There isn’t much of a twist, not like The Wife Between Us, but it’s still a strong, intriguing thriller.
Rather than twisty, turny, An Anonymous Girl is more of a whodunnit and why, and if Jessica (our heroine) is going to be able to outsmart some very smart people.
Because it’s not filled with twists (just for the sake of twists), An Anonymous Girl is the perfect second effort for the Hendricks and Pekkanen. The duo delivers a great thriller that kept me reading late into the night.
Oh, there are a couple twists in there, don’t get me wrong. And the ending is pretty perfect. But the story isn’t lead by the twist, instead we get a character with some depth and a great backstory, a leading woman with street smarts and a killer instinct for survival.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hendricks and Pekkanen followed up their wonderful, twisty thriller with something different.
It’s a great start to a new year. A thriller that didn’t disappoint.