Title: An Anonymous Girl
Author: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: January 8, 2019
The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller 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.
Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt?
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.
Question #2: Have you ever deeply hurt someone you care about?
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.
Question #3: Should a punishment always fit the crime?
From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.
This was a chilling thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat!
There were two narratives in this story: Jessica and Dr. Sheilds. Jessica’s narrative was from her first person perspective, but Dr. Sheilds’s perspective was second person, speaking to Jessica. This second person perspective, with her speaking directly to “you,” brought me right into the story. It felt like she was talking to me, which was so creepy.
This story kept me guessing until the end. It was very hard to put down because I wanted to know what was going to happen. I had no idea how it would end, and I was thoroughly surprised!
I loved this thriller! I highly recommend it for a fast-paced read!
Thank you St. Martin’s Press for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Have you read An Anonymous Girl? What did you think of it?