An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Published by St Martin’s Press

Synopsis:

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.


WHAT?! Just… WHAT??!

This book is 3 parts of ever increasing suspense, evil genius and batshit craziness and I just couldn’t read it fast enough.

This is a split perspective novel, telling the story from the perspectives of Jess and Dr Shields.
Jess is a fairly normal young woman who has participated in a psychological experiment to try to make some extra money, whereas the mysterious Dr Shields is manipulative, devious and a step ahead of everyone else.

I’m not going to give away any of the plot because it was so much fun to go in blind and be surprised at every twist and turn. You can kind of guess where things are going when it comes to the overall plot, but it’s the getting there that’s so fun to read – I genuinely laughed/gasped out loud at how outrageously shitty the characters were to each other, especially given that some of them were deeply involved in an ethics and morality experiments.

If you like suspenseful psychological thrillers full of secrets and women who can take care of business – this is a book you shouldn’t pass up.

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