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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.

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46 comments on “Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

  1. Shalini
    January 7, 2019

    Omg omg what a fabulous review. I loved the spider web reference and the bombs. I have this book. I hope to read it soon this week sometime 😍

    • Diana
      January 9, 2019

      Thanks Shalini ❤ I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did:-)

  2. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer
    January 7, 2019

    Squee! So happy to see you loved it as much as I did! Great review Diana!

    • Diana
      January 9, 2019

      Thanks Inge. So glad we both enjoyed it. Your review really had me syked up to read this one 🙂

  3. jennifertarheelreader
    January 7, 2019

    I enjoyed it, too, Diana! So, so good! I agree about knowing little going in. Wonderful review!

    • Diana
      January 9, 2019

      Thank you Jennifer. So glad that you also enjoyed it ❤

  4. Cozynookbks
    January 7, 2019

    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. 😉

    • Diana
      January 9, 2019

      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.

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  6. Mackenzie, PhDiva
    January 7, 2019

    Wonderful review, Diana!!! This one was a stunner for me!!!

    • Diana
      January 9, 2019

      Thanks Mackenzie. So glad that you enjoyed it too. Heading over to your review now.

  7. Norrie
    January 7, 2019

    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)

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      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.

  8. Renee (Itsbooktalk)
    January 7, 2019

    I’m reading this now, I’m glad you loved it! For me, it really picked up around the 50% mark. I should finish today and am excited to see how it turns out.

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Thanks Renee.Looking out for your review.Curious to see how this turned out for you.

  9. Love your review! Love the spiderweb analogy!🕸💜

    • Diana
      January 8, 2019

      Thank you Berit. So glad that we both enjoyed this one ❤

  10. Betty
    January 7, 2019

    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!

  11. Annie
    January 7, 2019

    Unlike you, I found their previous novel much more twisty and fun. This was an entertaining book but I wasn’t shocked 😦

    • Diana
      January 8, 2019

      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.

  12. B Lostinacoulee
    January 8, 2019

    Great review, Diana! So glad to see you enjoyed this one! I did too!

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Thank you,glad you enjoyed it too 🙂

  13. Laila@BigReadingLife
    January 8, 2019

    Oh wow… that sounds good! I’m gonna have to read this one I think.

    • Diana
      January 8, 2019

      Its really good, Laila. I recommend it for whenever you are in the mood for a good thriller. Thank you 🙂

  14. ChrissiReads
    January 8, 2019

    I’m intrigued. I wasn’t a massive fan of The Wife Between Us but I’ll give this one a go!

    • Diana
      January 8, 2019

      I hope that you will enjoy this one better, Chrissi. In my opinion, it is way better than The Wife Between Us.

  15. bibliobeth
    January 8, 2019

    Fantastic review Diana! I’m reading this next month and really looking forward to it now! 😁

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Thanks Beth.I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

  16. Stephanie
    January 8, 2019

    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! 🙂

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Thanks Stephanie. So glad that we both enjoyed this one.can’t wait to see whatelse the duo comes up with ❤

      • Stephanie
        January 15, 2019

        You’re welcome! Me too! It was just amazing!

  17. deesradreadsandreviews
    January 9, 2019

    I’m so glad you loved it ❤

    Great review!!

  18. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles
    January 9, 2019

    Wow! Sold! I need this book!

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Yay!Glad to hear that.I hope you’ll love it.

  19. Yvo
    January 10, 2019

    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.

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Thanks Yvo.I really hope that you’ll enjoy this one more than TWBU.

  20. Raney Simmon
    January 10, 2019

    Good review for a book that sounds like an enjoyable read.

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Thanks Raney.This was quite an enjoyable read.

  21. carhicks
    January 11, 2019

    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.

    • Diana
      January 12, 2019

      Thanks Carla.Glad you like that 🙂 I hope that you’ll enjoy this book ad much as I did.

  22. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    January 13, 2019

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

    • Diana
      January 14, 2019

      Thanks Holly. Glad we both enjoyed this one 🙂

  23. detailsanddiamonds
    February 28, 2019

    I wasn’t crazy about The Wife Between Us either, but was curious how their other books were. Glad to hear you liked this one and I’m definitely going to check it out now! 😊

    • Diana
      February 28, 2019

      I hope that you will enjoy it. I really think its way better than Wife Between Us.

      Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting 🙂

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