Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

An Anonymous GirlSeeking 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.

Review

I may not have enjoyed The Wife between Us as much as most readers but I absolutely loved An Anonymous Girl. I just knew that it would be a brilliant read, right from the first chapter. I was hooked and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I was caught up in the web created by Dr. Shields. Who is this psychologist and what is the test exactly? Jess certainly didn’t have the answers when she began the journey and neither did I.

Have you ever watched a spider build a web? I haven’t but I have always been curious to know how they come up with such an intricate design. Circle by circle, layer by layer, around and around. This is exactly how this story turned out to be. The mystery built with each new chapter. Along the way, the authors dropped tiny bombs that had my jaw drop. I like how these twists were subtle and found them to be even more captivating.

This is a mystery novel that is best enjoyed with little or no prior knowledge about the plot. The writing is impeccable, fascinating characters and a story-line that is utterly captivating. I enjoyed An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and can’t recommend it enough.

46 Comments

  1. Your review gives me hope, Diana. We are in the minority when it comes to our thoughts about TWBU. I almost gave up on that one. 🤦🏽‍♀️. But since you say this one is better, I’m more eager to try it. Thanks for the spoiler-free review. 😉

    1. You’re welcome, Laurie. I really hope that you will love this one as much as I did. I didn’t get the hype around TWBU. I liked the first major twist but that was it, the rest of the story was just okay. I think this one is way better. Fingers crossed that you will enjoy it.

  2. I really enjoyed the Wife Between Us too, so i snatched this up on the day it came out! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

    P.S. i did watch a spider build a web when i was a kid. It was kinda gross, but fascinating at the same time. (I don’t like spiders, go figure)

    1. Your comment makes me feel like I should google it.There must be a video out there of spiders building webs.Curious on how they do it but like you,I don’t like them 🙂

      I hope that you’ll enjoy reading this one,Norrie.Have a lovely weekend.

  3. I love the way you likened it to a spider building a web. If that isn’t a perfect description, I don’t know what is. Wonderful review!

    1. haha we went in opposite directions with these two books. I didn’t really get the hype around the first book but was totally addicted to this one.

  4. Fabulous review, Diana!! I’m so glad that you loved this one too. I loved it so much and thought it was brilliant! I thought it was better that The Wife Between Us even though I loved that one too, lol! 🙂

  5. Wonderful review! Reading your review gives me hope, because I wasn’t fully convinced by The Wife Between Us either… I’ll be looking forward to see what I make of this one now.

  6. Awesome review Diana. I love how you compared the story building to the creating of a spider web. I have this one on my TBR and I need to get to it soon.

  7. I’ve seen mixed reviews so I’m glad I was in the Love it camp too! Enjoyed your review ❤

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